Idaho, Montana border ports next on e-manifest upstart list

WASHINGTON — U. S. Customs and Border Protection today announced in the Federal Register that starting August 6, 2007 truck carriers entering the U.S. through all land border ports in Idaho and Montana will be required to file electronic manifests through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest system.

The Trade Act of 2002 and implementing regulations mandate the e-manifest. To comply with this requirement and to begin filing e-manifests with CBP, carriers are encouraged to establish an ACE carrier account or complete CBP software compatibility testing to file via EDI or contact a customs broker, service provider or other authorized filer to discuss how to submit e-manifests.

On May 24, enforcement of the e-manifest mandate will begin at land border ports in Michigan and New York. It will be expanded on July 12 to land border ports in Vermont, New Hampshire and at the ports of St. John, Fortuna, Ambrose, Carbury, Noonan, Dunseith, Sherwood, Antler, Northgate, Westhope and Portal in the state of North Dakota.

Eventually, the transmission of advance electronic truck cargo information through ACE will be required at all land border ports.

Have your say

This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.