Requirements for Importers

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General Requirements

With the implementation of eManifest, importers importing goods into Canada will be required to transmit advance importer trade data electronically to the CBSA. The advance trade data must be received and validated by the CBSA prior to arrival, within the prescribed mode-specific time frames.

Implementation Timeline

The implementation timeline of electronic systems (EDI and eManifest Portal) for importers to transmit advance trade data (ATD) to the CBSA will be communicated once confirmed. More detailed information about registration, testing and deployment timelines will be provided in a timely manner through a variety of communication and outreach channels.

Data Requirements for Importers

The data requirements for providing advance importer data will be provided in the Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document (ECCRD). EDI clients can refer to Chapter 13: ACI/eManifest Importer. Portal clients can refer to Chapter 9: ACI/eManifest Importer Portal. A copy of these chapters will be available when finalized.

Additional Information

The following information is relevant to importers. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list and information may be added or changed as eManifest is implemented.

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