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Executive Summary - Notes

  1. Source: Agency Performance Report Q4 2010-2011, July 15, 2011. [Return to text]
  2. Hub is an evolution of the Highway Risk Assessment Centre pilot project which was established in May 2009 in the Windsor/St. Clair region to lay the foundation for the development and implementation of a national risk assessment process for the highway mode. [Return to text]
  3. Carriers may contract a third party service provider to transmit eManifest data using the EDI. The CBSA makes available on the Internet, a list of service providers that have successfully tested their software and are known to offer ACI Highway software packages and interface connectivity to CBSA software. http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/eservices/sp-fs/07-eng.html [Return to text]
  4. Figures include GST. Source: Executive Dashboard, September 2011. [Return to text]
  5. A Cargo Control Document submitted by a freight forwarder for shipments that have, or will be, deconsolidated from another Cargo Control Document. (Source – eManifest Component Teams Definition List) [Return to text]
  6. At the time the recommendation was made (September 2009), the eManifest Initiative was managed by ISTB. [Return to text]

Notes

  1. Source: Agency Performance Report Q4 2010-2011, July 15, 2011. [Return to text]
  2. Source: eManifest Project Charter Addendum (July 2011). Mexico was not in a position to participate in the implementation of the eManifest Initiative. Therefore, all reference to Mexico and specifically their customs agency, Aduanas Mexico, have been removed from planning documents. [Return to text]
  3. Figures include GST. Source: Results-based Management and Accountability Framework (RMAF), eManifest Initiative. Final version: December 22, 2009. [Return to text]
  4. The temporary rollback of $85 million of eManifest funding is to be repaid over two years starting in 2011-12. [Return to text]
  5. The four communication methods for EDI clients to transmit eManifest data to the CBSA are:
    • The Customs Internet Gateway (CIG) - To use the CIG option, clients must first become Canada Revenue Agency Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) subscribers for data security and integrity purposes. Additionally, data must be transmitted from a Canadian office as the PKI certificate is only assigned to a device in Canada.
    • The Value-Added Network (VAN) - A VAN is a public EDI network for companies to input and exchange data. It provides companies dealing with a large number of trading partners with the opportunity to exchange information with one another using a single communication interface.
    • Direct Connect to the CBSA - The Direct Connect option provides clients with a direct connection to the CBSA's host system without having to go through a third party or the Internet. This communication method requires an initial investment of $25,000 (+/-5,000) to set up and 6,000 (+/- 2,000) in annual maintenance fees.
    • Transmission via a third party service provider - CBSA-approved third party service providers transmit data on behalf of clients to the CBSA using one or more of the available EDI communication methods. At the time of the evaluation, there were 10 companies that had completed testing their software/service for eManifest. [Return to text]
  6. The eManifest Portal is an option developed by the CBSA to allow the trade community to electronically transmit their pre-arrival information through the Internet. [Return to text]
  7. Source: CBSA Internet. January 2012. [Return to text]
  8. EDI eManifest transmission options were made available to highway carriers for cargo and conveyance information on October 31, 2010 and the eManifest Portal was made available to highway carriers on August 29, 2011. [Return to text]
  9. A Cargo Control Document submitted by a freight forwarder for shipments that have, or will be, deconsolidated from another Cargo Control Document. (Source – eManifest Component Teams Definition List) [Return to text]
  10. Systems Under Development Audit – eManifest Phase 1 (September 2009) focused on the eManifest management framework, Phase 2 (March 2011) examined processes for defining business requirements and managing procurement. Phase 3, planned for completion in fiscal year 2012-2013, will focus on the implementation of new business processes. [Return to text]
  11. The objective of the independent review was to assess the completeness and feasibility of the detailed project plan and definition requirements before undertaking major expenditures. Source: Independent Review, CBSA – eManifest, October 2010. [Return to text]
  12. Carriers may contract with a third party service provider to transmit eManifest data using the EDI. The CBSA Internet has a list of service providers that have successfully tested their software and are known to offer ACI Highway software packages and interface connectivity to CBSA software. http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/eservices/sp-fs/07-eng.html [Return to text]
  13. The Action Plan focuses on four key areas: addressing threats at the earliest possible opportunity; facilitating trade, economic growth and jobs; building on successful cross-border law enforcement programs; and enhancing cross-border critical and cyber infrastructure. [Return to text]
  14. The main objective of the Single Window Initiative is to avoid duplication by eliminating paper-based reporting and offering 24/7 service for the submission of all OGD data required for risk assessments and admissibility determination recommendations. [Return to text]
  15. Canada has been supporting the implementation of the WCO Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE) Framework since June 2006 and is one of 66 signatories of the Revised Kyoto Convention, an international agreement that provides a set of comprehensive Customs procedures with respect to risk management and pre-arrival information. [Return to text]
  16. Source: eManifest Project Briefing, Director General Projects Steering Committee Meeting May 18, 2011 [Return to text]
  17. A study conducted by Donald Alper and Bryant Hammond (Alper and Hammond conducted 46 interviews of private and public stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest border region from February to August 2009) revealed that stakeholders were mainly concerned about delays at the border. Also, Satinder and Pohlman argue that a third of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) surveyed in their 2010 study reported government paperwork as a factor in their declining imports. In the same way, in a speech to the CAN/AM Border Trade Alliance in Ottawa, the CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance stated that "anything that impairs the predictability and reliability of the North American supply chain also impairs the competitiveness of the North American economy." [Return to text]
  18. For eManifest, two new service options (i.e., a code that identifies the type of documentation to be processed) were added to ACROSS: 984 Highway Cargo, and 976 Highway Conveyance. [Return to text]
  19. WebEx software facilitates online meetings, conferencing and video-conferencing. Source: http://www.WebEx.com/. [Return to text]
  20. Source: G11 statistics, March 2011. [Return to text]
  21. Since these are considered overview sessions, no data on how many had completed the learning products were available. [Return to text]
  22. eManifest Highway WebEx Sessions, Participant Feedback, December 2010. [Return to text]
  23. Source: eMPD. [Return to text]
  24. The OTF concept was approved by the Operations Branch Executive Committee in January 2012. [Return to text]
  25. An example is ensuring national consistency in the application of eManifest policies. [Return to text]
  26. Source: eManifest Transitions Framework, Presentation to VP Operations. February 2012. [Return to text]
  27. Activities are to be prioritized based on the eManifest implementation schedule with the initial focus being highway cargo and conveyance. For example, system functionality for highway cargo and conveyance reporting is currently available for use on a voluntary basis. As a result, commercial policies impacted by this currently available functionality should be given priority over those functionalities that will not come in until later builds (i.e. 2014). Other examples of activities include the elimination of service options that are not needed in the ACROSS. Source: eManifest Transitions Framework, Presentation to VP Operations. February 2012. [Return to text]
  28. The Internal Help Desk responds to CBSA employees' enquiries received by e-mail or voice mail. [Return to text]
  29. Operational Bulletins: PRG-2010-01 (eManifest Highway Processing); and PRG-2011-12 (Measure to Increase the Use of Electronic Data Interchange for Release Purposes). [Return to text]
  30. Source: Independent review CBSA- eManifest Project, October 12, 2010. [Return to text]
  31. Source: Communications Strategy version 1.9. February 4th, 2010. [Return to text]
  32. The Highway Carrier Outreach Plan includes dissemination of information via e-mail/fax, free Webinars offered on a weekly basis covering general eManifest information as well as an eManifest Portal demonstration; information mailed to trade associations in both Canada and the U.S.; Portal workshops offered in coordination with the Ontario Trucking Association and other trade partners. [Return to text]
  33. A Webinar is a live presentation or demonstration offered by the CBSA using a Web conferencing service. The event is hosted by a CBSA representative and followed by a question and answer period. [Return to text]
  34. One carrier learned about eManifest through CBSA outreach (e.g., stakeholder conferences and/or trade shows), two through the CBSA newsletter and three via the CBSA Web site, two through industry contacts. The remaining respondents did not indicate how they had learned about eManifest. [Return to text]
  35. A Crew Working Group has been formed to facilitate identification and collaboration on outstanding policy requirements and business systems requirements related to the collection of crew information. [Return to text]
  36. C363 – Failure to provide the prescribed conveyance information within the prescribed time frame and manner; and C364 – Failure to provide the prescribed cargo information within the prescribed time frame and manner. [Return to text]
  37. These AMPS will also apply to Bay Plan and Harmonized Risk Scoring Advance Trade Data program requirements. [Return to text]
  38. C005 – Person provided information to an officer that is not true, accurate and complete. [Return to text]
  39. The monetary penalty applied is $0. [Return to text]
  40. Source: Reporting Requirements for eManifest EDI and Compliance Monitoring – Highway and Rail Transmissions version 1.4. (July 23, 2010). [Return to text]
  41. The threshold of 30 cases of non-compliance to trigger contact with clients was lowered during the initial period of EDI use. [Return to text]
  42. Source: ECCRD (chapter 11, the application and testing process), page 33. [Return to text]
  43. There are four communication methods for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) clients to transmit eManifest data to the CBSA including the Customs Internet Gateway (CIG), the Value-Added Network (VAN), Direct Connect to the CBSA and transmission via a third party service provider. [Return to text]
  44. Issue Paper: eManifest Implications on the Wood Logging Industry, eMPD, July 2010. [Return to text]
  45. Source: eManifest Monitoring Update (eMPD), November 30, 2011. [Return to text]
  46. In the event of an outage in either the CBSA's system, the client's or the service provider's systems, each party must make all efforts to continue normal communications, and to restore their systems to normal operating condition as soon as is reasonably possible. [Return to text]
  47. The guide states that "in the event of a system outage, carriers must revert to the paper process in place before eManifest implementation." [Return to text]
  48. Participants' feedback obtained through the completion of a questionnaire as well as a group discussion focused on training, client support, terminology, navigation and design issues. [Return to text]
  49. The evaluation did not receive information pertaining to the results of all 721 referrals. However, data for June 2011 indicates that of 78 referrals, 61 were examined and released, nine referrals were waiting to be processed, four cargo control documents were rejected, two referrals were cancelled, one was not examined and one AMP was issued. [Return to text]
  50. Source: eMPD. [Return to text]
  51. Approved funding of $415.1 million included $19.1 million for GST. [Return to text]
  52. Figures include GST. Source: Executive Dashboard, September 2011. [Return to text]
  53. Guiding principles for development of the deployment sequence included: deployments of eManifest applications should not eliminate existing functionality of legacy applications; minimize the amount of interim development to existing and new applications; maintain strong dependencies between groups of requirements identified in the sequencing; and ensure that initial build forms a strong basis for subsequent builds aimed at increasing functionality. [Return to text]
  54. At the time the recommendation was made (September 2009), the eManifest Initiative was managed by ISTB. [Return to text]
  55. Figures include GST. Source: Executive Dashboard, September 2011. [Return to text]
  56. A Cargo Control Document submitted by a freight forwarder for shipments that have, or will be, deconsolidated from another Cargo Control Document. (Source – eManifest Component Teams Definition List) [Return to text]
  57. At the time the recommendation was made (September 2009), the eManifest Initiative was managed by ISTB. [Return to text]

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