eManifest requirements for commercial shipments
The Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) eManifest initiative is changing the way commercial goods coming into Canada are processed.
Under eManifest, highway carriers must provide electronic cargo and conveyance data to the CBSA in advance of arriving at the Canadian border.
The CBSA encourages shippers to assist highway carriers in meeting eManifest requirements.
To do this, shippers are asked to provide all customs commercial invoice information to carriers about shipments destined to arrive in Canada by truck. Examples of customs commercial information that shippers may provide to carriers include:
- Shipper name and address
- Consignee name and address
- Delivery name and address (if different from the Consignee)
- Cargo description, packaging type and quantity
- Gross weight of shipment
- Customs Self Assessment (CSA) information (if applicable to the cargo)
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