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To: BNSF Industrial Products Customers

Port of Entry Changes for Some British Columbia Traffic Effective June 27, 2007

The Unites States port of entry for traffic moving from select BNSF stations in British Columbia, Canada, to select BNSF stations in Texas and Oklahoma will change to Pembina, North Dakota, effective June 27, 2007. (Please note: Pembina, ND, is the official port of entry for rail traffic crossing the Canada-U.S. border at Noyes, Minnesota.)

The new entry point is the result of changes made to an agreement between BNSF and the Canadian National Railway (CN) designed to improve railcar utilization. Under the agreement, CN hauls BNSF’s shipments from former BCOL stations in British Columbia to various points, where they are interchanged to BNSF for movement to their final destinations.

Implications for Your Business Processes
Your shipments will continue to be routed via BNSF Direct per BNSF’s rate documents, and CN will continue to provide the equipment needed to do so. However, because some shipments will clear customs at a new port of entry, your paperwork must be documented accordingly.

The links below show tables that define the points where shipments will clear customs. The “BCOL Port of Entry Guide – Effective June 27, 2007” has been updated to reflect the changes to Texas and Oklahoma destinations:

BCOL Port of Entry Guide – Expires June 26, 2007

    BCOL Port of Entry Guide – Effective June 27, 2007

    For customs issues, please contact LaDonna Grubbs at 308-763-2273 or If you have additional questions regarding these changes, please contact your BNSF Marketing Representative at 888-428-2673.

    If you have any questions, please send an email to