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CITA to host seminar on latest ACE developments

TORONTO, Ont. -- The Canadian Industrial Transportation Association is hosting a seminar on the US ACE truck e-mani...

TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Industrial Transportation Association is hosting a seminar on the US ACE truck e-manifest program this coming January.

The seminar is scheduled for Thursday January 11, 2007 8:30am 2:00pm at the Hilton Toronto Airport.

The half-day session will cover:
??ACE Truck Manifest Implementation
??Update on U.S. Customs and Border Protection Programs
??Proposed end to Canadian exemption for USDA border fees

Eric Couture, president & CEO of ITL Inc. and also Assistant Area Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Charleston SC is a keynote speaker. Couture was formerly Assistant Attach, Trade Operations, Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Embassy, Ottawa.

The US. Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest EDI reporting will be mandatory beginning January 25, 2007 for trucks entering the US from Canada in the State of Washington and through various ports of entry in North Dakota. Other ports of entry will be phased over the coming months with Michigan and New York to be included in the first of five groups following the initial
January 25 implementation.

The implementation dates for each of the five groups will be 90 days after the notice in the U.S. Federal Register.

Couture, who has been the key U.S. Embassy official on Border programs, will provide a detailed briefing on how to implement ACE e-manifest to meet the
mandatory requirements. He will also provide an update on US CBP programs and the latest information on the proposed end to the Canadian exemption for the Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection (AQI) fee. If U.S. Department of Agriculture ends this exemption, all freight shipped by all modes will be subject to the fee.

The Registration Fee is $300 / Person for CITA members and $450 / Person for non-members. The fee includes breakfast and coffee break

For more information, call (613) 726-1577.

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