RNS- Release Notification System
The Release Notification System (RNS) offers a timely and efficient notification of CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) release decisions by providing brokers, importers, carriers and warehouse operators with electronic messages. The CBSA instantly notifies RNS participants when a transaction is released and when a Pre-arrival Review System transaction is approved.
Some common RNS messages received from CBSA include the following:
- Goods Released
- Goods required for examination – referred
- Goods May Move, Detain at Destination (CFIA)
- Declaration Accepted, Awaiting arrival of goods.
- Authorised to deliver – CSA Shipment
- Declaration Accepted, Awaiting Customs Processing
The status query message is used by the trading participant to receive the most recent status of a transaction from CBSA. The trade participant can send the CCN (cargo control number) or the Custom’s Broker Entry Number to CBSA to receive back the most recent RNS status of the transaction.
WACM – Warehouse Arrival Certification Message
The WACM is a notification that is sent when unreleased inland cargo arrives at the warehouse.
WACM became mandatory in May 2015.
Warehouse operators/owners who receive unreleased goods into their sufferance warehouses must transmit WACM
The D4 Notices will eventually replace the RNS messages but for now clients are using RNS or D4 or both sets of messages. Some common D4 Notices include the following: