OTTAWA, Ont. — Implementation of the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) ACI e-Manifest program has been postponed from Sept. 31 to Oct. 31.
The latest delay (the program was originally to begin in June) was caused by software issues with other commercial programs, not ACI, the CBSA reports.
“While ACI is ready to go, we bundle some commercial programs together, and there are a few delays from other areas that need to be addressed before we can go live,” Jason Proceviat, CBSA’s eManifest director told the Canadian Trucking Alliance.
“The trucking industry understands the challenges involved in implementing such a complex program, but we are frustrated by the latest delay,” said David Bradley, chief of the CTA. “Carriers are seeking improved efficiencies at the border. This includes electronic transmission of data through ACI, and we are looking forward to implementation sooner rather than later. We want to avoid the stop-start pattern that characterized implementation of the ACE eManifest program in the US.”
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