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What you need to know about ACI e-Manifest

Starting November 1, 2012, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) mandated the use of ACI E-manifest. CBSA has stated that from this time until it becomes mandatory, carriers are crossing in an informed compliance period. During this time, carriers are required to cross with a manifest as soon as approved by CBSA, but there will be no delays or monetary penalties. CBSA has recently implemented the following timelines:

  1. From now to July 10, 2015, the CBSA will provide carriers with a period of transition during which penalties for non-compliance will not be issued. The Agency will work closely with carriers on corrective measures to help them comply with eManifest requirements.
  2. From July 10, 2015, to January 10, 2016, carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued zero-rated penalties (non-monetary) under the CBSAs Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).
  3. Beginning January 10, 2016, carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued monetary AMPS penalties.

With the US's ACE system, you can submit trips as soon as you have a SCAC. CBSA's ACI procedure does not allow immediate transmission. You will have to get a Canadian Carrier Code if you do not already have one, and then complete an application that grants permission for you to submit information using Greeneye.

If you do not have a Canadian Carrier Code, please visit the CBSA website for information on how to apply. The Canadian Carrier Code application should be submitted directly to CBSA.

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/forms-formulaires/bsf329-7.pdf

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