November 11, 2016 eManifest for Consolidated Imports
The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), as of this past November 7th, requires freight fowarders responsible for consolidated imports to transmit advance house bill data electronically for in-bond and in-transit shipments.
The CBSA has announced a transition period from now until January 10, 2017, to assist with this new requirement. During this time, the CBSA will be working with Air Canada Cargo to ensure we are receiving the eManifest Deconsolidation Notice Messages. When the process between the CBSA and Air Canada Cargo has been deemed fully functional, we will communicate with you further.
During this transition period, and until such time that Air Canada Cargo can receive the eManifest Deconsolidation Notice Messages, we will continue to accept the following paper options:
Paper copy of the EDI deconsolidation notice message - NO CBSA stamp required
Paper copy of House Bill Close Message - CBSA stamp IS required
Paper copy of the consolidated cargo control document (CCD) - CBSA stamp IS required
Please note that during the transition period, those not yet registered for eManifest, can continue to use all previously accepted methods to clear their shipments.