Customs Notice 20-28
R2 Release


1. The system enhancements to address eManifest house bills issues, and to implement new arrival rules for cargo, are scheduled for .

2. As of this date the following requirements will come into effect:

3. Starting on this date, regardless of warehouse type, electronic house bills may be used for all consolidated shipments, including:

4. The following exceptions to electronic house bills will remain in place:

5. If a consolidated primary cargo indicates in-transit, then all the house bills within the consolidation must be in-transit.

6. For details on new electronic house bill systems rules, please refer to Chapter 5 of the Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document (ECCRD). For details on new arrival system rules, please refer to the modal chapters of the ECCRD.

7. Starting , the use of electronic house bills must be used for all consolidated shipments, if not exempted. A 6 month period of informed compliance and zero-rated penalties will begin as of this date.

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

9. For email support on eManifest policy and processes, contact the eManifest Help Desk at

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