House Bill Requirements for Consolidated Air Shipments Arriving on a Highway Conveyance - Flying Trucks
Customs Notice 17-14

Ottawa, May 10, 2017

1. Air cargo arriving in Canada on a highway conveyance and documented on an air waybill (commonly known as a flying truck) is currently exempt from pre-arrival electronic cargo reporting requirements under Section 18(3)(c) of the Reporting of Imported Goods Regulations. Pre-arrival electronic highway conveyance transmissions are required for these types of shipments.

2. When air cargo is consolidated and arriving in Canada on a highway conveyance, the freight forwarder has two options to report the individual consolidated shipments:

  1. Do not electronically transmit pre-arrival house bills for the shipments within the consolidation.  Present paper house bills for each shipment in the consolidation to the CBSA post arrival.
  2. Electronically transmit house bills referencing the air waybill number as the primary cargo control number, for each shipment in the consolidation; and electronically transmit a house bill close message.

3. If electronic house bills have been transmitted, when the consolidation arrives at the destination warehouse, a warehouse arrival certification message (WACM) is required from the CW warehouse operator, for each house bill. Once the house bills have been arrived into the warehouse, they may be released.

4. The CBSA recommends freight forwarders register for electronic notices, which includes the Deconsolidation Notice. Clients may refer to Chapter 11 of the Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document (ECCRD)  or contact the Technical Commercial Client Unit (TCCU) for more information. 

5. For email support on eManifest policy and processes, contact the eManifest Help Desk at emanifest-manifestelectronique@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.

6. For additional information regarding the pre-arrival and reporting requirements for freight forwarders, please see the revised departmental memoranda, D3-3-1, Freight Forwarder Pre-Arrival and Reporting Requirements.

7. For additional information regarding eManifest requirements clients may visit the CBSA website.

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