Conveyance Arrival Functionality for Air and Marine Carriers
This is to advise you that there is a change to the deployment date of system functionality for the Conveyance Arrival Certification Message (CACM) and associated notification transactions under the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program.
To accommodate system adjustments that will ensure the best possible functionality of other components in this deployment package for all stakeholders, the CBSA is postponing the April 28, 2013, system deployment. The CBSA will inform you of the new deployment date as soon as it is confirmed.
The testing environment will continue to be available for air and marine clients who have registered, or have yet to register, for the CACM process to ensure clients’ readiness once systems are deployed.
Carriers or their authorized service provider who have not yet registered with the CBSA’s Electronic Commerce Unit (ECU) to conduct client testing of the new arrival message and notification transactions are strongly encouraged to do so by contacting the ECU at:
1-888-957-7224 option 1 (calls within Canada and the U.S.)
1-613-946-0762 (for overseas callers between 08:00 to 17:00 ET)
1-613-946-0763 (for overseas callers between 17:00 to 08:00 ET)
Revised AMPS Phase II
Canada Border Services Agency announced the implementation of Phase II of the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS). Taking effect on December 15, 2010 the changes include the collapsing of 68 marking contraventions into one; the addition of 12 contraventions to the list of those subject to the 30 day non-escalation policy; updated penalty amounts for some of the contraventions to align risk with penalty amount; deletion of several contraventions resulting from a review of the records penalties and contraventions that had never been issued; updated wording on the Notice of Penalty Assessment form regarding the Penalty Reinvestment Agreement, acceptance of debit transactions for payment of penalties, the location of information on filing a request for appeal on the CBSA’s website and the fax number of the issuing office for correction or appeal correspondence; updates to the wording of contraventions and their guidelines, making them more transparent; and several internal systems changes to assist officers in correctly administering the program.
Reporting of US Freight Remaining on Board
Effective January 1, 2011 all vessels are required to report US loaded Freight Remaining on Board to Canada Border Services Agency via Advance Commercial Information (ACI) transmission. This includes the requirement for prime cargo reports (SO83) as well as supplementary cargo reports (SO687).
As per the ACI Marine client document, US loaded cargo must be transmitted electronically to CBSA at least 24 hours before the arrival of the vessel at the first Canadian port of arrival regardless of type of cargo. If the voyage to Canada is less than 24 hours, the cargo data shall be transmitted at the time of vessel's departure from the US port.
CBSA Releases Report on Commercial Examinations
Canada Border Services Agency has released its report on Commercial Examination Processes and Detection Technology. The COS Liner Committee members provided input to the consultations earlier this year. Key recommendations from the report include developing performance measures and clarification of roles and responsibilities.
In response to the report, CBSA has committed to developing standard measurable units (e.g. TEUs) for all commercial examinations by October 1, 2009. T his standard unit of measurement would be used for all Agency applications to ensure that CBSA reports produced throughout the commercial examination process are consistent, thereby facilitating improved program monitoring, evaluation and performance. In addition, the Enforcement Branch will ensure the timely collection of data on regional use of detection technology and develop and implement a performance measurement strategy for the radiation detection portals by October 1, 2009.
Reporting of US FROB Update
Canada Border Services Agency has issued the following communique regarding the requirements to report US cargo remaining on board vessels arriving at Canadian ports:
The purpose of this communiqué is to notify industry that Canada Border Service Agency will further extend the grace period for ACI notification requirements for US-loaded FROB cargo until
During this time, carriers will not be required to provide cargo information on US-loaded FROB. Marine carriers who are able to report US-loaded FROB cargo are encouraged to do so as it provides a valuable opportunity to work out any reporting errors prior to the requirement being enforced.
The reporting requirements for
Prior to enforcing the reporting requirements for