On May 6, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced renewed focus and milestone rollout dates for the implementation of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) initiative. Similar to eManifest in the US, the regulations aim to enhance security through risk assessment evaluation of information prior to goods’ arrival by truck into Canada. Low risk cargo will also benefit from improved trade facilitation.
CBSA has advised the following timelines for implementation:
- Beginning May 6, 2015, through July 10, 2015, CBSA will provide carriers with a grace period to become compliant. During this time, CBSA will work with carriers to conform to the new law and penalties will not be applied.
- From July 10, 2015, to January 10, 2016, carriers found to be out of compliance with the eManifest requirements may be issued non-monetary penalties under the CBSA’s Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).
- Beginning January 10, 2016, carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued monetary AMPS penalties.
Additional information regarding ACI is available on the eManifest section of the CBSA website. Also, an overview of Deringer’s emanifest solutions is available by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.