CBSA signs mutual recognition deal with Australia

Arrangement recognizes each country's Trusted Trader program members.

OTTAWA — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has signed a mutual recognition arrangement (MRA) with Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

The deal involves Trusted Trader programs, which establish customs to business partnerships and provide streamlined border processes to pre-approved, low-risk traders.

The MRA signifies CBSA’s Partners in Protection members will be recognized by the DIBP. The CBSA will provide similar benefits to members of the Australian Trusted Trader program.

Canada’s total exports to Australia, its 16th largest export market in 2016, were valued at $1.96 billion and imports were were worth more than $2 billion.

CBSA has has also signed MRAs with Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea and the US.

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