Reminder: Canada Customs Mandatory Data for Canadian Shipments

Apr 16, 2020

BNSF would like to remind customers with cross-border shipments on mandatory data requirements. Since July 2015, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has required the following information be included in rail carrier waybill instructions:

  • Full civic (physical) address for ALL parties included on the waybill, including Canadian postal code or U.S. ZIP code

This requirement applies to all northbound rail shipments to Canada, including shipments originating in Mexico. Failure to provide this required information for all waybill parties could result in shipments being held at either the U.S. - Canadian or U.S.- Mexican border until it is received.

Please contact BNSF's Border Support Team at 888-428-2673 or with any questions, or your BNSF marketing representative.