eManifest is modernizing and improving cross-border commercial processes. When fully implemented, eManifest will require all carriers, freight forwarders and importers to send advance commercial information about their shipments electronically to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
The collection and risk assessment of pre-arrival data will improve the CBSA's ability to detect high-risk shipments before they arrive at the border. At the same time, low-risk, legitimate trade will be able to cross the border more efficiently.eManifest makes Canada's border processes more secure and compatible with North American and international standards, which is important for the business community and for Canada as a whole.
Important update on eManifest regulations
On , a 6-month, non-monetary penalty period begins for highway carriers and rail carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements. A voluntary compliance period remains in effect for freight forwarders.
- D Memoranda on pre-arrival/pre-load and reporting requirements
The CBSA has posted revised D Memoranda for highway, rail, air and marine carriers.
- Interim eManifest requirements respecting empty and in-transit highway and rail conveyances
View the CBSA’s interim policy with respect to eManifest requirements for empty highway and rail conveyances, and for in-transit highway and rail conveyances.
- New Guidelines for Post-arrival Manual Corrections for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest)
- Best practices for processing eManifest highway shipments
Information to help stakeholders adjust to eManifest requirements for commercial border processing in the highway mode.
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