The Who, What, When & Why of eManifest

Like a freight train coming down the track, eManifest is coming at us. eManifest is part of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program to allow the trade community to electronically report & transmit pre-arrival cargo information & conveyance data.

Members of our team joined representatives of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for a seminar to get the most current updates in the rapidly changing world of advanced commercial information as they presented the future of eManifest in Canada.

The CBSA spoke about the latest updates on the changes we expect over the next year. We listened to the latest thinking on cargo control, the impacts eManifest may have on how we move goods today & how our business must be prepared to move data & goods tomorrow. We learned how the regulations are changing & the new definition of ‘freight forwarder’ in the Customs Act. They walked us through eManifest marine & air scenarios to prepare us for the new reporting requirements, new data elements & reporting responsibilities, to help us plan for the new timelines when freight forwarders will ‘deconsolidate electronically in advance’ of loading overseas.

It’s all about making the border smarter & more secure to get the right information at the right time to enhance the ability of the CBSA to identify potential threats to Canada, while facilitating the movement of low-risk shipments across the border. eManifest will be a virtually paperless process that starts before shipments reach the border. The collection & risk assessment of advance commercial information, sent electronically to the CBSA, will allow low-risk shipments to be identified prior to arrival & processed in a more efficient manner upon arrival in Canada. eManifest…a new normal.

Contact Cargo Spectrum for more information about the eManifest procedures. Need more information or have any questions about Air Cargo, Ocean Shipping or Ground Transport? Our Cargo Spectrum representatives are here to help. Call us on 1.888.273.5575 | Request a Quote | Email us at info@cargospectrum.com. Learn more about Cargo Spectrum.