First, there was ACE eManifest for carriers crossing from Canada to the United States. Now, Canada has released its program for carriers entering Canada from the United States.
The following implementation timelines apply (from CBSA):
- From July 10, 2015, to January 10, 2016, carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued zero-rated penalties (non-monetary) under the CBSA’s Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS).
- Beginning January 11, 2016, carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued monetary AMPS penalties and will experience processing delays.
While the requirement does require freight carriers to shoulder additional responsibility in relaying timely and accurate information, there’s also the potential to decrease wait times and increase customer satisfaction – but only for those carriers with the right tools to stay organized and prepared.
That is where SmartBorder’s SaaS-based ACI application comes in. We realized right from the onset that meeting Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) stringent, new requirement would strain the existing resources and knowledge base of many carriers and brokers. And, given that we virtually wrote the book on efficient, cost effective ABI applications, it was natural for us to design an application that would help users achieve ACI compliance while adhering to our platform-wide core values.
- Intuitive and easy to use application
- Using numerous data validation and accuracy checks
- Managing the system so minimal internal IT support or investment
It all adds up to allowing you to handle the additional workload efficiently and cost effectively without additional resources or significant expenditure. And it’s all backed by our industry leading training and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s no wonder all sizes of freight carriers and brokers across the country rely on us to help them adapt to new obligations.
SmartBorder has the ACI eManifest solution for your business. Find out more about SmartBorder ACI for:
SmartBorder ACI eManifest Features
Make smarter decisions.Make smarter decisions. Dig deeper with real-time reports that anyone can create.
Save time.With our “pick and click” feature, you can set up SmartBorder with all the necessary information prior to creating any trips, and reuse that data as needed.
Get it right the first time. With hundreds of data checks, more keying errors are caught before information is ever sent to CBSA.
Stay in the loop. With real-time feeds, you get immediate views of the status of a current trip or shipment without having to navigate through several screens. Receive emails or SMS notifications including ready to arrive.
Data integration that works for you.Flexible data integration options that give you the ability to integrate with our systems using EDI or web services.
Stay current.With our cutting-edge technology, you’ll always have the latest version of SmartBorder every time you log in.
Easily resolve problems with our intuitive Transmission Viewer with Integrated Help for fixing CBSA rejects.
Talk to us today. We’ll work with you to understand where you are, where you want to be and how SmartBorder can help you get there. Call 1-800-572-2734 or e-mail us.