In certain cases, the CBSA may extend the maximum storage time limit for goods held in a CBSA office, a highway frontier examining warehouse, a sufferance warehouse or a customs bonded warehouse pursuant to subsection 37(3) of the Act. Requests for extensions to maximum storage time limits will be considered by the CBSA on a case by case basis.
A CBSA officer may also extend the maximum storage time limit for goods when it is deemed necessary by the CBSA to do so. For example when:
(a) goods are held by the CBSA pending a review to determine admissibility;
(b) goods are held by the CBSA pending a review to determine whether there is an infringement of copyright or trade-mark, and which are held under a court order pursuant to either the Copyright Act or the Trade-marks Act; or
(c) shipments of bulk grain that are transiting Canada to another country and this information is contained in the supporting documents.