CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) implements eManifest reporting timelines and procedures.
What is eManifest?
It modernizes the Commercial Customs Process in Canada from paper to Electronic Pre-Arrival Information for all modes of transport.
eManifest for cargo destined to Canada:
eManifest requires the electronic transmission of advance cargo and conveyance information from carriers for all highway and rail shipments.
Implemented on June 9th 2013, the electronic version transmission of advance secondary data will be required from freight forwarders and the electronic transmission of advance importer data will be required from importers or their brokers.
When fully implemented, by July 2013, eManifest will require carriers, freight forwarders and importers in all modes of transportation (marine, air, rail and highway) to electronically transmit cargo, conveyance, house bill/supplementary cargo and importer data to CBSA.
eManifest is part of ACI and includes mode-specific filing deadlines that include:
MARINE: 24 hours prior to loading or arrival dependent on type and origin of goods
AIR: 4 hours prior to arrival or at the time of departure
RAIL: 2 hours prior to arrival
HIGHWAY: 1 hour prior to arrival