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    Temporary fix to avoid ACI penalties

    May 29, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, ON — Trucks that arrive at the Canada-U.S. border without Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) will for a 90-day period be allowed to turn around without incurring Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPS), Canada Border Services Agency has announced.

    eManifest requirements have been mandatory for highway carriers since January 11, 2016, and carriers still have to transmit cargo and conveyance data electronically before arriving at the border.

    It’s good news for the Canadian Trucking Alliance. The group has recently been citing recurring delays and system outages, and for several months been working with the agency to solve issues surrounding the AMPS linked to ACI reporting requirements.

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    U.S. in-transit shipments are almost back

    May 2, 2016 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency is moving forward on a pilot program aiming to simplify Canadian shipments in-transit through the United States. That is, loads originating in Canada and ending in Canada but travelling via the U.S. en route.

    In fact, CBP’s In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program will work to restore the once common in-transit practice that was curtailed by post-9/11 changes to U.S. border security procedures. Nine Canadian carriers involved in the program will be able to use a limited set of data when crossing the border, easing the administrative burden significantly.

    According to a notice published in the U.S. Federal Register yesterday, “Test participants will submit electronically an in-transit manifest with a relaxed validation for the value data element and they will not have to provide the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number.”

  • Pre-Inspection Pilot Program Kicks off in Surrey

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    SURREY, B.C. – The first phase in a joint cross-border pre-inspection program for truck cargo is already underway on the west coast.

  • BCTA lobbies to keep border crossing open to trucks

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ALDERGROVE, B.C. — If Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has its way, no more trucks will cross into the U.S. at Aldergrove, B.C.

  • Con-Way pilots cross border manifest system

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WATERLOO, Ont. — Con-Way Freight is one of the carriers putting new software to use in preparation for the upcoming mandatory Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) Truck e-Manifest system.

  • B.C. truckers keep border crossing

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ALDERGROVE, B.C. — Chalk a victory up for B.C. truckers.

  • News Uncategorized

    Drug detection training lacking at border

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WINDSOR, Ont. — A trucker was convicted recently for smuggling cocaine across the border, despite some confusion in the way Canada Border Services Agency officers kept track of the seized items.

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    New Border Regs Edging Closer to Truck Carriers

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canada Border Services Agency’s eManifest requirements under the Advanced Commercial Information program was pre-published last weekend in the Canada Gazette, Part I.