Personal Goods (CBSA Shipment Type)
Personal Goods, aka Casual Goods, is a Canadian Shipment Type for goods to clear through CBSA. It allows for the release of shipments consisting of non-commercial goods being transported by a highway carrier.
To qualify as Personal Goods the goods must not be imported into Canada for sale, or for any commercial, industrial, occupational, institutional or other like use.
Declaring a Personal Goods Shipment in ACI eManifest
Personal Goods being transported by a highway carrier are required to be reported on an ACI eManifest. To report a Personal Goods shipment the carrier will need to create an ACI Shipment designated as non-CSA (or "Personal Goods" if using BorderConnect's ACI eManifest software), and ensure that the shipment is transmitted as part of their ACI eManifest.
Although a Personal Goods Shipment is different from a PARS shipment, the carrier will still need to provide a unique Cargo Control Number, as well as all other information normally required for an ACI Shipment including Shipper, Consignee and Commodity information.
At the border, the driver must also present a completed A8A for the shipment, as well as other documentation related to the clearance, including the completed customs form that pertains to the personal shipment. (i.e. Form B15, B15-1, E24, BSF186 (formerly B4), or BSF186A (formerly B4A) 
For more information on which form needs to be completed for a Personal Goods Shipment, see Customs Memorandum D17-1-3, which also includes detailed instructions on the requirements for carriers should Form BSF186 (formerly B4) be used. See also Customs Memorandum D2-2-1 for instructions related to the release of the goods of persons moving to Canada, aka Settlers' Effects.
- CBSA Requirements for Commercial Clients http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/manif/requirements-exigences-eng.html
- CBSA Memorandum D17-1-3 http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/dm-md/d17/d17-1-3-eng.pdf