What is the CBSA?
A CBSA is a four-character unique identifier that is assigned by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), to identify a carrier. The only people who are required to get a CBSA are carriers who cross into Canada with commercial goods. CBSA codes are issued within 1-5 business days. There are no provincial or federal fees. Certain shipped cargo and other special circumstances may require the carrier to place a bond with the CBSA to legally haul in Canada.