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eManifest & Customs Compliance News

The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) is a federal agency created for ensuing security for Canadians, enhancing border protection and facilitating international travel. The CBSA oversees the crossing of all travelers and cargo that cross over the Canadian Border. With approximately 1,200 points of entry across the Canadian Border, that means a lot
International trade has evolved over the years as different businesses export and import cargo across the Canadian border. However, submitting and keeping track of pre-arrival freight information has never been easy for highway carriers, freight forwarders, warehouse operators and brokers ever since ACI eManifest became mandatory under Customs Law.
The Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) is a monetary penalty system for punishing commercial companies who infringe the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) trade and border regulations. Similar to other laws, the CBSA uses AMPS to regulate and ensure uniform treatment is afforded to all businesses operating in Canada.
James May, Customs City Global Solutions Inc. Now that the dark cloud of uncertainty has been lifted from Canada after the signing of the new USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement) it’s time to now look at further diversifying Canada’s trading partners.  Canada should pursue an FTA (Free Trade Agreement)