Register for ACI as a Non-Bonded Freight Forwarder (Non-Resident)

How to Register for ACI as a Non-Bonded Freight Forwarder (Non-Resident)

To register for ACI as a non-bonded freight forwarder you will need to complete the following tasks:


B.  Complete CBSA application BSF-329-9 Application to Transact Freight Forwarder Operations with the Canada Border Services Agency https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/bsf329-9-eng.html 

  1. Provide a copy of the appropriate proof of ownership document for your business:
    • For corporations – article of incorporation or business registration document.
    • For partnerships – certificate of formation or master business licence.
    • For sole proprietorships – photocopy of government issued photo ID.

    For supporting documents being submitted from outside Canada:

    • The supporting document must be translated into either English or French and certified as to the authenticity of translation by the certified translator.
    • A copy of the original document (requiring translation) is to be notarized by a locally recognized lawyer or commissioner of oaths.
    • The document in its original language and the certified translated copy must be submitted.
  2. An authorized officer representing the company must sign the application form. The authorized officer must have legal signing authority and can include: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President, Vice-President, Owner, Partner, Secretary Treasurer, Executive Director or Director. In the case of a sole proprietorship, only the owner may sign.
  3. Submit scanned copies to the CBSA at carrier-cargo@cbsa.gc.ca.

C. Complete the attached Customs City CBSA EDI Application 
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