2016-2017 Departmental Results Report - Canada Border Services Agency
User fees, regulatory charges and external fees

General and Financial Information by Fee

Customs Broker Licencing and Examination Fee

Fee name
Customs Broker Licencing and Examination Fee
Fee type
Regulatory
Fee-setting authority
Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations (SOR/86-1067), Customs Act
Year introduced
1986
Year last amended
2006
Performance standard
The Customs Brokers Professional Examination results are scored and communicated to the individuals who wrote the exam within four weeks from the date the exam was administered. The CBSA will strive to process customs broker licence applications within three months from the date of submission of a correctly completed application that meets all the requirements of the Regulations.
Performance results
For 2016-2017 the Customs Examination Fee was administered to 118 participants and the service standard was met 100% of the time. For 2016-2017 the Customs Broker Licencing Program renewed 571 Licenses and issued 11 new licences.
Other information
As these are two completely separate programs, each with their own service standard, they need to be reported separately in this document.
Financial Information, 2016-17 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
$367,000 $373,000 $332,040
Financial Information, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2017–18 $367,600 $435,800
2018–19 $367,600 $480,000
2019–20 $380,460 $528,000

Customs Sufferance Warehouse Licencing Fee

Fee name
Customs Sufferance Warehouse Licencing Fee
Fee type
Regulatory
Fee-setting authority
Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations (SOR/86-1065), Customs Act
Year introduced
1986
Year last amended
2015
Performance standard
The CBSA will strive to process Customs Sufferance Warehouses License applications within 60 business days from the date of the receipt of the complete application.
Performance results
For 2016-2017 14 applications were received and processed within 60 days and the service standard was met 100% of the time.
Other information
On December 6, 2013, Customs Notice 13-022 was published, entitled "Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations – Annual License Fee Removal." As a result, fees are not to be collected until further notice, pending a regulatory change. Furthermore, with the introduction of Sufferance Warehouse Modernization, the volume of future applicants cannot be accurately predicted.
Financial Information, 2016-17 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
0 0 $1,084,260
Financial Information, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2017–18 0 $1,084,000
2018–19 0 $1,094,500
2019–20 0 $1,105.000

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice

Fee name
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice
Fee type
Regulatory
Fee-setting authority
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
Year introduced
1997
Year last amended
1997
Performance standard
Inspection activities are to be provided in accordance with corresponding federal regulations.
Performance results
Inspection activities were provided in accordance with corresponding federal regulations. 
Other information
N/A
Financial Information, 2016-17 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
$3,002,000 $  2,330,640 $2,904,950
Financial Information, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2017–18 2,377,253 2,963,049
2018–19 2,424,798 3,022,310
2019-20 2,473,294 3,082,756

CANPASS Programs Application Fees

Fee name
CANPASS Programs Application Fees
Fee type
Regulatory
Fee-setting authority
Customs Act
Year introduced
1995
Year last amended
2002
Performance standard
Within 30 business days of receipt of a complete application, applicants are informed of their success in reaching the interview stage. A performance target of 95% has been established.
Performance results
For 2016-17, the 30 business day service standard of informing CANPASS applicants of their success in reaching the interview stage was met 97.9% of the time. The annual target is 95%.
Other information
No records available to indicate the fee scheme prior to 2002.
Financial Information, 2016-17 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
$219,599 $148,514 $3,619,598
Financial Information, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2017–18 $147,780 $3,652,142
2018–19 $147,047 $3,684,888
2019–20 $146,359 $3,719,000

Storage charges – Queen's and frontier warehouses

Fee name
Storage charges – Queen's and frontier warehouses
Fee type
Regulatory
Fee-setting authority
Customs Act
Year introduced
1992
Year last amended
2006
Performance standard
The CBSA ensures that goods are handled with care and stored in a secure manner, to safeguard against damage or loss, while at a Frontier Examining Warehouse or Queen's Warehouse.
Performance results
The CBSA continues to ensure goods are handled with care and securely stored and will work to improve its national administration in the future to better report on performance results.
Other information
The Forecast Revenue and Full Costs are estimates only, and may vary from year-to-year as the revenue is dependant entirely on the non-compliance of commercial importers and travellers. Previously, the forecast numbers provided are based on an average of the last five years. The Agency's previous reporting on these charges is currently being reviewed for accuracy and consistency. Any corrective measures will be implemented for the 2017–18 reporting period. 
Financial Information, 2016-17 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
0 5,054 0*

* Costs are not identifiable and material.

Financial Information, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2017–18 0 0
2018–19 0 0
2019–20 N/A N/A

Fees charged for processing Access requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee name
Fees charged for processing Access requests filed under the Access to Information Act
Fee type
Other products and services
Fee-setting authority
Access to Information Act and the Access to Information Regulations
Year introduced
1983
Year last amended
1992
Performance standard
Response is provided within 30 days following receipt of request; the response time may be extended pursuant to section 9 of the Access to Information Act. A notice of extension is to be sent within initial 30 days after receipt of request. 
Performance results
During fiscal year 2016-2017, 80.1 percent of the Access requests were processed within the legislated timeframes.
Other information
As of May 5, 2016, the Interim Directive on the Access to Information Act instructs institutions to waive all fees prescribed by the Act and Regulations, other than the application fee set out in section 7(1)(a) of the Regulations. Under the Access to Information Act, the head of a government institution, to which a request for access to a record is made, may refund a fee paid. Fees refunded during 2016–17 were $740.
Financial Information, 2016-17 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
$34,300 $30,585 $5,089,201
Financial Information, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2017–18 $37,900 $5,496,337
2018–19 $47,100 $5,936,044
2019–20 $58,300 $6,410,927
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