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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.

NOTE: All details pertaining to CARM R2 processes are based on the current information available at the time of writing. As this is subject to change, it’s recommended you periodically check in with the CBSA or your customs broker.