DOT: Cross-border Requirements (US and Canada)
Employees involved in the shipping of hazardous goods and materials across the US-Canada border
The United States and Canada share the world’s largest and most comprehensive trading relationship. Each year, billions of dollars worth of goods are shipped between the countries, most by road and rail. In 1988, Canada and the US enacted free trade – an economic agreement that supports the trade of goods between countries without tariffs or other trade barriers. Mexico became a partner in 1994 in the broader North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But although Canada and the US have aligned many trade regulations and standards, each country still has specific requirements for transporting goods across the border, particularly those goods deemed dangerous or hazardous.
Prior to taking this course, you should have completed Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous material transportation training modules 14. In this course you will learn about cross-border regulations for shipping dangerous goods across the US-Canada border by road or rail. You’ll also cover specific additional requirements for using US regulations when importing into Canada, and Canadian regulations when importing into the US.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.
US Department of Transportation