What is Global E-Commerce? Sometimes referred to as borderless business or cross border commerce among other things, global e-commerce is critically important for any business looking to expand in 2020 and beyond. However, while it is important, navigating the nuances of cross border e-commerce can be complicated given that there are a lot of moving [...]
What is The Deconsolidation Notice? The electronic notice from the CBSA informs carriers, warehouse operators, and freight forwarders that CBSA has approved the transfer of cargo control from a consolidated shipment to the associated separate secondary house bills as provided by the freight forwarder.  The Deconsolidation Notice is just one message that is available as [...]
Every carrier (including ocean, highway and air)  entering the United States or Canda has to complete an electronic eManifest. Otherwise, the authorities (CBP or CBSA) will force the carrier to go back immediately when it arrives at the border (or even before loading the cargo at the foreign port as is the case for ocean [...]
If you are in the trucking sector and part of the cross-border trade between the United States and Canada, then you are not new to the eManifest requirement. If you are looking to get into this sector, eManifests are an advanced electronic submission of conveyance and cargo information to Customs officials - the U.S. Customs [...]
The Single Window System is a complex government implementation of a computer system to facilitate international trade by enabling submission of regulatory documents to a single entity or a single location. It can also be defined as “A facility that allows the stakeholders in international transport and trade to submit homogenous official papers and information [...]
Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) Program The Customs Self-Assessment Program typically abbreviated as (CSA) is a program designed for carriers, pre-approved importers and registered drivers. The program is administered by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CSA carriers and CSA-approved importers typically use a FAST (Free and Secure Trade) or CDRP (Commercial Driver Registration Program) approved drivers [...]
The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) is a federal agency created for ensuing security for Canadians, enhancing border protection and facilitating international travel. The CBSA oversees the crossing of all travelers and cargo that cross over the Canadian Border. With approximately 1,200 points of entry across the Canadian Border, that means a lot of check points for inspection of [...]
International trade has evolved over the years as different businesses export and import cargo across the Canadian border. However, submitting and keeping track of pre-arrival freight information has never been easy for highway carriers, freight forwarders, warehouse operators and brokers ever since ACI eManifest became mandatory under Customs Law. Previously, trade and logistics companies had [...]