OTTAWA, Ont. and MONTREAL, Que.–The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA), as of this past November 7th, requires freight fowarders responsible for consolidated imports to transmit advance house bill data electronically for in-bond and in-transit shipments.
The CBSA has announced a transition period from now until January 10, 2017, to assist with this new requirement. During this time, the CBSA will be working with Air Canada Cargo to ensure it is receiving the eManifest Deconsolidation Notice Messages. When the process between the CBSA and Air Canada Cargo has been deemed fully functional, AC Cargo will inform clients of this.
During this transition period, and until such time that Air Canada Cargo can receive the eManifest Deconsolidation Notice Messages, the airline said it will continue to accept the following paper options:
Paper copy of the EDI deconsolidation notice message – NO CBSA stamp required
Paper copy of House Bill Close Message – CBSA stamp IS required
Paper copy of the consolidated cargo control document (CCD) – CBSA stamp IS required