What is RNS (Release Notification System)?
The Release Notification System (RNS) offers a timely and efficient notification of CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) release decisions by providing brokers, importers, carriers and warehouse operators with electronic messages. The CBSA instantly notifies RNS participants when a transaction is released and when a Pre-arrival Review System transaction is approved. Some common RNS messages received from CBSA include the following:
Goods required for examination - referred
Goods May Move, Detain at Destination (CFIA)
Declaration Accepted, Awaiting arrival of goods
Authorized to deliver – CSA Shipment
Declaration Accepted, Awaiting Customs Processing
Status Query, WACM, & ACI eManifest Notices
The status query message is used by the trade participant to receive the most recent status of a transaction from CBSA. The trade participant can send the CCN (Cargo Control Number) or the Custom’s Broker Entry Number to CBSA to receive back the most recent RNS status of the transaction
WACM – Warehouse Arrival Certification Message
The WACM (Warehouse Arrival Certification Message) is a notification that is sent when unreleased inland cargo arrives at the warehouse. WACM became mandatory on May 2015. Warehouse operators/owners who receive unreleased goods into their sufferance warehouses must transmit WACM
ACI eManifest Notices
The ACI eManifest Notices will eventually replace the RNS messages but for now clients are using RNS or ACI eManifest Notices or both sets of messages.
Common ACI eManifest Notices
Informs clients that a specific trade document is linked to a related trade document.
Informs clients that either no links to a related trade document have been established, or that a document that was previously matched to another document becomes unlinked through a change or cancellation
Informs clients that a non-consolidated cargo document has been submitted to and accepted by the CBSA. Documents that have achieved this status have not yet been linked to related PARS or IID documents
Document Package Complete
Informs clients that the cargo and all other required pre-arrival trade documents have been submitted to and accepted by the CBSA.
Informs that cargo has been presented to the CBSA at the Port of Report or FPOA
Indicates that cargo has reached its destination. If the cargo is destined inland, then a WACM has been transmitted by the warehouse operator
Document Package Complete
Informs clients that the cargo and all other required pre-arrival trade documents have been submitted to accepted by the CBSA
Authorized to Deliver
Informs Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) carriers or their agents that their CSA cargo is authorized to be delivered to the importer, consignee, or owner prior to the release of the goods
Indicates that cargo has been released from Customs control and can enter the Canadian economy
Held for CBSA
Indicates that cargo is being held for further review or examination. Cargo can be held for information, exam, or decision from other government departments
Informs clients that Cargo Control Number (CCN) that has been entered into the warehouse has become deconsolidated and the cargo control of the goods has now been transferred to the house bills within the consolidation
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