On February 15, 2014, proposed eManifest regulatory amendments were published in Part I of the Canada Gazette. These proposed amendments will support:
- the mandatory transmission of cargo and conveyance data in the highway and rail modes,
- the transmission of conveyance arrival messages in the air, marine and rail modes,
- the transmission of electronic warehouse arrival messages, and
- the ability to apply all newly developed, applicable Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) penalties.
This pre-publication provides a 30-day period for internal and external stakeholders to comment or pose questions on the proposed regulatory amendments.
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 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) within prescribed mode-specific time frames.