Freight Forwarder – Direct Delivery
Customs Notice 21-13

Ottawa, May 14, 2021

1. The electronic notice that a consolidated shipment is now deconsolidated, referred to as a DECON notice, allows the warehouse operator to permit the related house bills to exit the warehouse, but does not indicate that a shipment(s) is released. Goods are released into the Canadian economy upon the issuance of a “released” notification, either in the legacy Release Notification System (RNS) system or the notices built by the eManifest project.

2. Generally deconsolidations are not allowed in primary warehouse as this is expected to be done at a CW-type warehouse. There are two exceptions that allow for clearing consolidated shipment at primary warehouses:

3. In either of these exceptions the destination warehouse sub-location code on the house bill(s) must match the primary cargo at the time of arrival or the shipment will be treated as an in bond movement.

4. When a cargo document is acquitted by house bill(s) that are moving in bond, the DECON notice is issued before the goods are released. Goods moving in-bond must be arrived at their destination warehouse before they may be released.

5. When consolidated cargo arrives at a CW-type warehouse the DECON notice is issued upon arrival regardless if the related house bills are destined to that warehouse and released, or moving to another warehouse.

6. If goods are controlled by a house bill and are moving in-bond and are not delivered to their destination warehouse the freight forwarder who transmitted the cargo control document is liable for maintaining customs control of these goods and may be subject to AMPS penalty if the goods are delivered directly to the consignee without the appropriate release notification.

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

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

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