Acronyms and Abbreviations

A listing of frequently used CBSA acronyms, abbreviations and their meanings.


Acronym / Meaning

A

ACI
Advance Commercial Information
ACROSS
Accelerated Commercial Release Operating Support System
AMPS
Administrative Monetary Penalty System
API
Advance Passenger Information
AR
Advance Ruling
ATIP
Access to Information and Privacy
AUT
Australia Tariff

B

BIS
Border Information Service
BN
Business Number
BSO
Border Services Officer

C

CA
Customs Act
CADEX
Customs Automated Data Exchange System
CAED
Canadian Automated Export Declaration
CBP
Customs and Border Protection (United States)
CBSA
Canada Border Services Agency
CCCT
Commonwealth Caribbean Countries Tariff
CCD
Cargo Control Document
CCEPS
Commercial Cash Entry Processing System
CCFTA
Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement
CCI
Canada Customs Invoice
CCN
Cargo Control Number
CCOFTA
Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
CCRFTA
Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement
CDRP
Commercial Driver Registration Program
CEFTA
Canada-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement
CFIA
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
CIAT
Canada-Israel Agreement Tariff
CIC
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
CIFTA
Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
CIRO
Courier Imports Remission Order
CITES
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CITT
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
CJFTA
Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement
CN
Customs Notice
COLT
Colombia Tariff
CPAFTA
Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
CRA
Canada Revenue Agency
CRC
Casual Refund Centre
CRT
Canada-Costa Rica Tariff
CSA
Customs Self Assessment
CT
Chile Tariff
C-TPAT
Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

D

DAS
Detailed Adjustment Statement
DFATD
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

E

ECL
Export Control List
EDI
Electronic Data Interchange
EIPA
Export and Import Permits Act

F

FAST
Free and Secure Trade

G

GEP
General Export Permit
GIP
General Import Permit
GIR
General Rules for the Interpretation of the Harmonized System
GPT
General Preferential Tariff
GST
Goods and Service Tax

H

HS
Harmonized System
HST
Harmonized Sales Tax

I

IC
Industry Canada
ICL
Import Control List
IT
Iceland Tariff

J

JT
Jordan Tariff

L

LDCT
Least Developed Country Tariff
LVS
Low Value Shipment

M

MFN
Most-Favoured-Nation
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
MT
Mexico Tariff
MUST
Mexico-United States Tariff

N

NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
NCR
National Customs Ruling
NDR
No Declaration Required
NPA
Notice of Penalty Assessment
NT
Norway Tariff
NTC
National Targeting Centre
NZT
New Zealand Tariff

O

OGD
Other Government Department
OIC
Order in Council

P

PARS
Pre-arrival Review System
PAT
Panama Tariff
PIP
Partners in Protection
PNR
Passenger Name Record
POE
Port of Entry
PSC
Public Safety Canada
PST
Provincial Sales Tax
PT
Peru Tariff

Q

QST
Quebec Sales Tax

R

RIV
Registrar of Imported Vehicles
RMD
Release on Minimum Documentation

S

SIMA
Special Import Measures Act
SLT
Switzerland-Liechtenstein Tariff

T

TC
Transport Canada
TRQ
Tariff Rate Quotas

U

UST
United States Tariff

V

VFD
Value for Duty
VDP
Voluntary Disclosure Program

W

WCO
World Customs Organization
WTO
World Trade Organization
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