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Domtar’s Windsor mill gets approval for customs self-assessment


May 26, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Domtar’s pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que., has streamlined the importation of fibre to the mill by qualifying for a self-assessment program. The mill is the first facility in the Canadian forestry industry to be approved under the…

Domtar’s pulp and paper mill in Windsor, Que., has streamlined the importation of fibre to the mill by qualifying for a self-assessment program. The mill is the first facility in the Canadian forestry industry to be approved under the Customs Self Assessment Program (CSA-PAD) of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for the importation of wood, wood chips and biomass coming from United States.

The Customs Self Assessment Program (CSA) is a stringent process that provides assurance to federal agencies, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that products and risk monitoring are all in compliance.

“The Customs Self Assessment Program (CSA) streamlines the current process for suppliers and transporters of fibre from the United States passing through Canadian customs. It reduces the time it takes to cross the border and improves the Windsor mill’s ability to compete,” notes André Gravel, fiber procurement director at Domtar’s Windsor mill.

A Domtar press release explains that the CSA program, inspection and control of the product is entrusted to the facility. This makes it easier for Domtar to import fiber, which represents 25% of the deliveries to the Windsor mill.

Domtar is the largest integrated marketer and manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America, and also manufactures and distributes a wide range of fibre-based  products.