Penalty phase starts July 10 for trucks crossing into Canada without eManifest

By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor | Thursday, July 02, 2015

If truckers and motor carriers that cross into Canada still don’t know about eManifest, they really should take some time and learn about it. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Commerce has planned an online education seminar to help them navigate the eManifest program that requires companies to submit cargo information to border authorities before a truck’s arrival.

Enforcement gets a little more serious starting July 10 and that could lead to delays for trucks arriving at the Canadian border that have not submitted their cargo and conveyance data to the Canada Border Services Agency using the eManifest system.

Submitting the data is not done by phone or fax, but through a secure website that requires motor carriers to obtain a special code to log in.

Failure to submit cargo and conveyance data via eManifest gets even more serious in January 2016 when border delays could be accompanied by financial penalties and even rejection.

The purpose of an online education seminar scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, July 8, by is to teach U.S. carriers about eManifest and their responsibilities for navigating the system.

There is no cost to participate. Click here to register for the hour-long webinar. The link includes an email address and phone number to handle questions about the webinar.

To get eManifest information directly from Canada Border Services Agency including additional online presentations, visit cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/manif/menu-eng.html.

See related story:
Trucking into Canada now requires eManifest; penalties will be phased in

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