Only Days Remaining For eManifest Into Canada To Take Effect

eManifest is the third phase of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Program. The ACI Program will provide Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers with electronic pre-arrival cargo and conveyance, crew/passenger, secondary and importer data to the CBSA prior to arrival at the border. This will enable CBSA officers to identify health, safety and security threats related to commercial goods before the goods arrive in Canada.

Regulations To Take Effect For eManifest Into Canada:

  • November 1, 2012, to May 1, 2013 - informed compliance period - eManifest requirements are mandatory. Highway carriers deemed to be non-compliant will be denied entry to Canada and issued zero-rated penalties.
  • May 1, 2013 - The implementation timeline is complete. Highway carriers deemed to be non-compliant will be denied entry to Canada and issued monetary penalties.

Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. (Canada) is now offering eManifest filing services (both full and self serve) for all carriers and self-carrying importers entering into Canada.

Pacific Customs Brokers Inc. (USA) has been providing e-Manifest filing services (both full and self serve) for a number of different carriers/self-carrying importers entering the USA since the program's inception in March 2007.

For more information or to set up your eManifest account call our carrier designated toll-free number at 855.542.6644 and speak with our Carrier Relations Liaison today.

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Cherie Storms
CCS (CA & US), CTCS, CBSA Prof. Designate

Cherie Storms is the Canadian Operations Manager with PCB Customs Brokers, with over 18 years in international trade operations and regulatory experience. Since joining the company in 2007, she has become an Executive Board Member for the Canadian Customs Brokers Society, BC Region, and spoke at the Women in Transportation Annual General Meeting in 2010 regarding her experience running international logistics for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Cherie is a member of CSCB's National Commercial Operations and eManifest Committee and sits on the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers' Board of Directors. In 2020, Cherie received the Emerging Leader award in the annual Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey Women in Business Awards. In her off time, Cherie is a motorsports driver for the Shift Up Now racing team, SCCA and CACC Women on Track Leader, racing tracks in Daytona and Indianapolis. With multiple championships, Cherie is a leader in the Jr Ambassador Program, encouraging young girls to excel in motorsports. Cherie has spoken at many seminars on the importance of trade compliance. She is currently enrolled in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Business Management Program to become an international trade lawyer.

While we strive for accuracy in all our communications, as the Importer of Record it is incumbent upon your company to ensure that you are aware of the requirements under the new regulations so that you maintain compliance as always.