ACE Truck eManifest (ACE Highway)
There are over 15,000 trucking companies in Canada. More than 18,000 trucks cross the US/Canada border every day. E-commerce shipments are exploding. The US/Canada border is a busy place and along with that a lot of complex rules and regulations to follow.
In the new age of cargo security, information about the cargo is becoming more important than the cargo itself. ACE Highway or Automated Commercial Environment is the US Customs Single Window which the trade community sends truck eManifest data to. The government determines release decisions letting the truck driver know that its ok to cross the border. The ACE Single Window automates and streamlines the release process and eliminates paper.
ACE Highway is currently only mandatory for import shipments but an Export eManifest is currently in a pilot phase and expected to be mandatory in the future.
Customs & Border Protection (CBP) back-end risk management system is called the Automated Targeting System (ATS).
The fines for non-compliance are steep. First occurrence fines are generally $5,000 USD and subsequent fines are $10,000 USD. Trucking companies need an eManifest Solution that is robust, dependable and brings efficiencies to your operations.
What Kind of Data is Submitted with ACE Truck eManifest?
Building a trip in ACE is similar to how you would create a paper manifest or truck pro-bill. The ACE eManifest can be broken down into the following areas:
- SCAC Code
- Trip #
- Arrival date & time
- Arrival port i.e Detroit
- Truck information (Truck #, VIN#, Licence plate #, country & state of registration)
- Trailer information (Trailer #, Licence plate #, country & state of registration)
- Seal #’s
- IIT’s or Instruments of International Traffic (IIT is something you use to carry the cargo i.e engine racks but you’re not actually importing the IIT) IIT’s are covered under the importer or carrier bond
- Insurance information (mandatory if carrying HAZMAT cargo)
- Driver information (Name, DOB (date of birth), citizenship, commercial DL# (driver’s licence), travel document # ie. NEXUS, FAST card, passport
- Passenger or team driver details
- SCN (Shipment Control Number)
- Shipment type
- Regular or PAPS (Pre-Arrival Processing System)
- IT (Immediate Transport) ie. Importing an in-bond shipment
- T&E (Transportation & Exportation) ie. Transiting an in-bond shipment via the US
- IE (Immediate Exportation) i.e Exporting an in-bond shipment out of the US
- CF-7523- Free of duty with a value less than $2,500 USD
- CF-3311- US goods returned
- CF-3299- Personal Effects ie. Moving personal items if you’re moving from Canada to the US
- QP-in bond- Use this in-bond shipment type if you’re linking to the Customs Broker bond for your shipment
- Residual Cargo- Oil tankers sometimes have residue in the tank. This residue needs to be reported
- Section 321- Low-value shipments valued at $800 or less. The importer can not exceed the $800 on a given day
- Shipper name & address
- Consignee name & address
- Commodity description, quantity, weight, UOM (unit of measure)