Wednesday, August 11, 2010

eManifest – Making the Border Smarter & More Secure


After several years of planning and significant consultations, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is set to launch eManifest – one of the Agency’s largest undertakings to strengthen our nation’s security and at the same time modernize and improve commercial border processes.

When fully implemented, eManifest will require all commercial import trade partners (carriers, freight forwarders and importers) in all modes of transportation (air, marine, highway and rail) to electronically submit advance trade data to the CBSA for risk assessment purposes.

By risk assessing pre-arrival information, health, safety and security threats related to commercial shipments can be identified before the goods arrive in Canada. The CBSA can then focus its resources on those people, goods and conveyances posing the greatest risk to the security and prosperity of Canada.

eManifest will result in an improved commercial process that rewards compliance with predictable and expedited processing at the border. …

The complete article covers:

• Advance trade data requirements
• Before the border
• Implementation timeline
• Key implementation dates
• Early adopters
• Client support
• Technical support unit

For the most up-to-date information on eManifest, visit the eManifest section of the CBSA’s Web site regularly or subscribe to the CBSA RSS news feed.