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.
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