eManifest is modernizing and improving cross-border commercial processes. When fully implemented, eManifest will require all carriers, freight forwarders and importers to send advance commercial information about their shipments electronically to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

The collection and risk assessment of pre-arrival data will improve the CBSA's ability to detect high-risk shipments before they arrive at the border. At the same time, low-risk, legitimate trade will be able to cross the border more efficiently.

eManifest makes Canada's border processes more secure and compatible with North American and international standards, which is important for the business community and for Canada as a whole.

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Important update on eManifest regulations

On November 7, 2016, eManifest requirements for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data become mandatory. View the detailed implementation timeline.

In focus

Customs Notice 16-17 Mandatory Electronic House Bills

The CBSA has posted Customs Notice 16-17 Mandatory Electronic House Bills.

Updated-Guidelines for Post-arrival Manual Corrections for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest)

Form BSF673, used to request post-arrival amendments to key data elements, as well as guidelines have been updated.

Highway carrier FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding highway carrier reporting requirements at the First Point of Arrival (FPOA) in Canada.

Subscribe to the Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document (ECCRD) Email Alert Service

Subscription to this service ensures that you are notified of new or revised ECCRD Chapters.

D Memoranda on pre-arrival/pre-load and reporting requirements

The CBSA has posted revised D Memoranda for highway, rail, air and marine carriers.

Interim eManifest requirements respecting empty and in-transit highway and rail conveyances

View the CBSA’s interim policy with respect to eManifest requirements for empty highway and rail conveyances, and for in-transit highway and rail conveyances.

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