Surprising Myths About eManifest

Monday March 11, 2013

The CBSA anticipates being able to provide carriers with as much as 45 days advance notice of the mandatory compliance date. Which means Highway Carriers need to be more vigilant about their eManifest planning. Finding a suitable eManifest service provider remains the pillar of that plan for many companies, and it’s now more important than ever to ensure yours is in place well before the ACI deadline. We also believe there are many commercial highway carriers out there that have received bad advice. Not all eManifest service providers have the expertise or industry backing our customers are accustomed to, so we decided to expose three surprising myths about eManifest.

Myth #1 “You need a Broker to submit an ACE or ACI eManifest”

You really don’t need a Broker to submit eManifests, we can provide that service for you…. and for a whole lot less money! Many of our customers were paying Brokers upwards of $50 per shipment before they switched to our service. We will use your PAPS or PARS number as the primary identification and share that with your broker in order for them to complete the importer declaration. This feature is built right into our portal, giving your Broker access to the necessary details through fax or email.

Myth #2 “It’s safe to wait for the CBSA deadline to become ACI compliant”

“If you wait until the 45 day notice period before starting to get ready, you won’t have enough time to be in compliance when the program does become mandatory,” warned CTA president and CEO David Bradley. For those carriers that are not yet compliant with the program, now is the time to take action. We can help you become ACE or ACI compliant today!

Myth #3 “If crossing the border with an empty load, eManifest is not required”

The CBSA ACI eManifest program requires you to submit an eManifest even when you are crossing with an empty load. ”This is one of the fundamental differences from entering the USA under ACE Trucks where empty loads require no advanced reporting” says Easy Manifest CEO, Nathan Davie. Highway carriers that only carry goods into the USA and return empty will still be required to submit an eManifest under the new regulations or face monetary penalties and potential denial of entry.

by Nathan Dinning