What is the WACM Message? The WACM message is a component of the Release Notification System (RNS) of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The WACM message is sent by a warehouse operator to the Canada Border Services Agency when an unreleased consignment headed to the warehouse finally arrives. It is required to be sent [...]
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 [...]
ACI eManifest refers to the transmission of cargo information in electronic format to Customs authorities prior to the arrival of the shipment at the border crossing or port of entry. The eManifest program is part of the larger Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program run by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).  ACI is aimed at facilitating [...]
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 [...]
What is ACI eManifest? ACI eManifest is a mandatory CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) security program for trucking companies. This online eManifest portal is provided by CBSA to help importers & transportation companies in easily bringing in their cargo from outside the Canadian border. Trucking companies who bring-in their shipment either through box trucks, containers [...]