Application for Licence
to Operate a Customs
The application package consists of the application form E400 and schedules A through D. The application form E400 as
well as all schedules must be completed in detail and submitted in exact triplicate, together with all required
documentation by the closing date for the receipt of applications. Applications should be forwarded to the address of the
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) office indicated in the public call for applications.
Applications and/or additional information postmarked after the closing date for receipt of applications will not be eligible
Applications not fully completed as to certification, schedules or required documentation will not be recommended for
Responsibilities of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
The CBSA is responsible for the calling of applications for specified locations by way of advertisements, for receiving,
analysing and processing applications, and for making recommendations to the Minister of Public Safety.
After licensing by the Minister, the CBSA monitors and controls the ongoing operation of the highway sufferance
Responsibilities of the Applicants
Applicants are responsible for:
The successful applicants may be responsible for the cost of providing full time customs service to the sufferance
The accuracy and full disclosure of all information required in the application package.
The completion of the application package and the submission of the package together with all required
documentation to the CBSA on or before the closing date for the receipt of applications for the site applied for.
Registered mail or courier service is recommended;
The selection of a suitable site for the highway sufferance warehouse. They are solely responsible for making all
the necessary arrangements for the lease, purchase or construction of a suitable building or space