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eManifest Requirements – February Update

The CBSA reminds carriers that with the implementation of eManifest, highway carriers transporting goods into Canada are required to transmit electronic Advance Commercial Information (ACI)/eManifest to the CBSA prior to arrival (Memorandum D3-4-2 – Highway Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements). The requirement to transmit pre-arrival cargo and conveyance data is in addition to the release requirements (Memorandum D17-1-4 – Release of Commercial Goods).

If you are a carrier seeking the release of your goods at the first point of arrival (FPOA), you must contact the importer/broker prior to arriving at the FPOA to ensure the release request is submitted and accepted in the CBSA system. Having ACI/eManifest data and the release request on file as per the requirements will help ensure a faster, more efficient border crossing.

In order to avoid monetary penalties under the CBSA’s Administrative Monetary Penalty System, carriers are encouraged to comply with eManifest requirements.

For further information on ACI/eManifest requirements, visit the eManifest section of the CBSA website.