Requirements for Marine Carriers

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General Requirements

With the implementation of Phases 1 and 2 of the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program, completed in 2004 and 2006, respectively, all marine carriers are required to electronically transmit marine cargo and conveyance data to the CBSA within prescribed time frames prior to arrival or prior to loading depending on the type and origin of goods.

For more information, refer to the ACI – Marine Mode section of the CBSA website and Memorandum D3-5-1, Marine Pre-load/Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements.

On June 9, 2013, the CBSA deployed an electronic messaging function for marine carriers operating the conveyance that is transporting the goods, or their authorized service providers, to transmit a Conveyance Arrival Certification Message (CACM) to the CBSA  For more information, visit the ACI – Marine Mode CACM Web page.

Additional Information

The following information is relevant to marine carriers. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list and information may be added or changed as eManifest is implemented.

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