At a recent presentation given by Mr James Spina,  Senior Project Advisor with CBSA?s Stakeholder and Implementation Division, the Highway Carrier Implementation phase of the ACI eManifest program was given the spotlight. Mr. Spina brought clarity to a number of the more contentious issues that have been brought to the fore. Issues regarding multiple shippers and / or multiple consignees, and how CBSA wants them declared, should be of particular interest to carriers and importers. Potential scenarios are detailed and CBSA expectations outlined in this blog article.

 

Cargo Requirements

  • The carrier, or authorized service provider, prepares and transmits to the CBSA the required cargo information within the timeframes specified in the Reporting of Implemented Goods Regulations. For the highway mode, cargo information is required 1 hour prior to conveyance arrival.
  • Cargo requirements allow for one Shipper and one Consignee per submitted Cargo Control Number (CCN).
  • Carrier can submit multiple delivery addresses associated to a single CCN.

 

eManifest Definitions

Shipper

  • Name and address of the party shipping the goods as stipulated on the bill of lading(BOL)/shipping document.

Consignee

  • The name and address of the party to which the cargo/goods are being ?shipped to? as shown on the BOL/shipping document.

Delivery Address

  • The name and address to which goods are physically delivered, if different than the consignee.

 

Transportation Scenarios:

Scenario # 1: Carrier pick up at one Shipper and delivers to one Consignee in Canada

  • The CBSA would expect one ACI cargo transmission as per the single contract of carriage or bill of lading.
  • The Carrier is required to submit a single CCN for this scenario.
  • One PARS would be submitted by the importer/broker quoting the single CCN.

Scenario# 2: Carrier picks up from multiple Shippers and delivers to one Consignee in Canada

  • The CBSA would expect multiple ACI cargo transmissions as per the multiple contracts of carriage or bills of lading.
  • The Carrier is required to submit a multiple CCNs for this scenario even though the cargo is consigned to a single consignee.
  • Multiple PARS would be submitted by the importer/broker quoting the multiple CCNs.

Scenario# 3: Carrier picks up from one Shippers and delivers to multiple Consignees in Canada

  • The CBSA would expect multiple ACI cargo transmissions as per the multiple contracts of carriage or bills of lading.
  • The Carrier is required to submit a multiple CCNs for this scenario even though the cargo is shipped from a single shipper..
  • Multiple PARS would be submitted by the importer/broker quoting the multiple CCNs.

Scenario# 4: Multiple shippers transport their goods to one common location in the country of export. The location consolidates the shipments on to one new bill of lading for transportation from the consolidation location to the consignee in Canada.

  • The CBSA would expect one ACI cargo transmission as per the single contract of carriage or bill of lading.
  • The Carrier is required to submit a single CCN for this scenario even though the cargo is originally shipped from multiple shippers..
  • One PARS would be submitted by the importer/broker quoting the single CCN.

 

CBSA Consolidation Requirements:

Consolidation Definition

  • A number of separate shipments grouped together by a consolidator or freight forwarder and shipped under one cargo control document. (D Memorandum D3-1-1)
  • Carrier would be required to indicate ?Yes? for the Consolidated Freight Indicator field of the cargo map.
  • The CBSA would be expecting Secondary Cargo Documents (i.e. House Bills) to be presented by Freight Forwarders for consolidated shipments.

 

Consolidation Scenario Freight Forwarder/Consolidator arranges for the transportation of multiple shipments to Canada.

  • The CBSA would expect one ACI cargo transmission from the carrier as per the single contract of carriage or bill of lading. Carrier would be required to indicate ?YES? for the consolidated Freight Indicator field of the cargo map.
  • The CBSA would expect multiple paper house bills or ACI house bill transmissions(future eManifest release) from the freight forwarder.
  • Multiple PARS would be submitted by the importer/broker quoting the multiple house bills.

Pacific Customs Brokers is fully aware of just how intimidating this whole program can seem. If you are just getting on board with ACI eManifest and are a little unsure of how the program works and how it will affect your business, we recommend attending our upcoming ACI eManifest Information Session wherein we will discuss how the program works in-depth and answer your questions.

Pacific Customs Brokers?  Border Pro eManifest Team  can help you submit your ACI eManifests and can be contacted at 855-542-6644  or via email at emanifest@borderpro.ca.

We also welcome your questions regarding ACI eManifest and its implementation in our comments section below.

For regular updates on this topic consider following Pacific Customs Brokers @askborderpro.

 

Source: Canada Border Services Agency

 

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