Ottawa, Ontario, October 21, 2013 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that eManifest requirements for highway and rail carriers will not be mandatory in fall 2013, due to timelines associated with regulatory processes.
The CBSA remains committed to providing clients at least 45 days advance notice of the eManifest mandatory compliance date to ensure a smooth transition to modernized, more efficient commercial processing at Canada’s borders. Updates regarding the status of the regulatory process will be made public when available.
The CBSA continues to strongly advise highway and rail carriers who have not yet adopted eManifest to take advantage of the additional time and the CBSA’s various client support resources to become compliant as soon as possible.
eManifest is a major transformational initiative that impacts all areas of commercial cross-border processes.
When fully implemented, eManifest will require carriers, freight forwarders and importers in all modes of transportation (air, marine, highway and rail) to electronically transmit advance commercial information to the CBSA within prescribed mode-specific time frames.
The CBSA applauds carriers who have adopted eManifest requirements and is pleased with the continual increase in eManifest transmissions.