CBSA’s New EManifest Requirements: Is Your Company Prepared?

Author: Allan Foran

This post was written prior to our January 2017 merger, under our previous firm name, Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP.

The deadline for commercial highway carriers transporting goods across the Canadian border to be in compliance with the new Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program’s eManifest requirements is quickly approaching.

Carriers not yet filing conveyance and cargo data electronically in advance should immediately begin familiarizing themselves with the eManifest requirements and the methods of transmitting advance trade data to CBSA to ensure a smooth transition from the current paper manifest based system.

Alexander Burdett and Allan Foran outline some of the penalties of not meeting compliance. Download article.

The article was published on page 38 of the Western Canada Highway News, Winter 2012 issue, a publication of Manitoba Trucking Association, along with the Alberta Motor Transport Association and Saskatchewan Trucking Association.

Note: This article is of a general nature only and is not exhaustive of all possible legal rights or remedies. In addition, laws may change over time and should be interpreted only in the context of particular circumstances such that these materials are not intended to be relied upon or taken as legal advice or opinion. Readers should consult a legal professional for specific advice in any particular situation.

Allan Foran is a partner with Aikins Law and practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and administrative law with an emphasis on transportation law. Reach him at (204) 957.4664.