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Guidelines & Regulations

We work in close collaboration with both U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). This means CN can expedite shipments across borders and work to minimize threat risks and guarantee compliance with laws.


Technology plays a large role in ensuring border fluidity: CBP uses gamma-ray technology at rail ports of entry into the U.S. This system, commonly called the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS), means that Canadian and American inspectors can see inside railcars while they’re still moving! By eliminating the need to remove individual cars from the train to inspect them, our transborder processes couldn’t be quicker.