October 31st was the roll out of the ACI Highway (eManifest) mandate by the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA).

ACI is Canada's regulation requiring cross-border shippers and carriers to file electronic manifests for Canada-bound shipments one hour prior to their arrival at the Canadian border.  This milestone begins the twelve month optional reporting period combined with six months of Informed Compliance.  Once the optional reporting period is closed, the CBSA has indicated it will begin to impose Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) fines to those shipments that arrive at the border without a prior approved ACI filing.

This week, Canadian Transportation and Logistics published an article interviewing Con-way Freight to find out what their experience has been as they were part of the CBSA’s pilot project. To read that interview click here.

Get on board now! Email blog@descartes.com  and learn more about the solutions to ensure your compliance with the ACI program and regulations.

Written by Glenn Palanacki

Former Product Manager, North American Customs at Descartes.