Canada Border Services Agency has provided updated timelines for ACI eManifest system functionality and deployment. These timelines and dates, which could be subject to change, are available in this CBSA presentation.
It is important to note that this presentation does not address the question that is uppermost in carriers' minds - when will eManifest become mandatory? Most of these updates deal with technical issues. Carriers that utilize a service provider or file their ACI eManifests using the Canada Border Services Agency web portal will be largely unaffected.
Highlights Of This Presentation Include:
- Implementation of Integrated Import Declaration (IID) and Document Imaging Function (DIF) in early 2015, with a February target
- Introduction of a subset of new eManifest notices, for all EDI commercial clients, that will advise on the completeness of advance data submitted to the CBSA and on the arrival and release of shipments in December 2015
- Deployment of electronic systems (EDI and eManifest Portal) for importers to transmit advance trade data (ATD) in December 2016
The Canadian Society of Customs Brokers' visual timeline of CBSA/PGA initiatives also reflects these changes.
If you have any questions about ACI eManifest, or any other cross-border transportation matters, please do not hesitate to contact our Carrier Relations Liaison at 855.542.6644 or via email at email@example.com.
For the latest updates on eManifest visit the Carrier News section of our website regularly or sign up for our weekly Border Pro newsletter. Additionally, you'll find the Your Broker Knows YouTube channel to be an excellent resource.