ACI & EMANIFEST TIMEFRAMES UPDATE
The implementation of eManifest in the highway mode is scheduled to begin October 31, 2010 with carriers transmitting their advance cargo and conveyance data to CBSA using one of the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) options.
The CBSA has also adjusted the grace period for Advance Commercial Information (ACI) transmission requirements for US-loaded freight remaining on board (FROB) cargo as follows.
- The exemption for ACI notification of US-loaded FROB cargo is extended until December 31, 2010.
- Effective January 1, 2011, the CBSA will require ACI transmissions for US-loaded FROB cargo.
- Prime cargo reports (SO83) as well as supplementary cargo reports (SO687) will be required for US-loaded FROB cargo as of January 1, 2011.
Until the implementation date, marine carriers are encouraged to transmit US-loaded FROB cargo information to the CBSA in order to achieve full compliance by the implementation date.
ACI and eManifest requires the pre-arrival transmission of electronic information from carriers, freight forwarders and importers in order to screen cargo according to risk assessment.