What is the WACM Message? The WACM message is a component of the Release Notification System (RNS) of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The WACM message is sent by a warehouse operator to the Canada Border Services Agency when an unreleased consignment headed to the warehouse finally arrives. It is required to be sent [...]
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ACI eManifest refers to the transmission of cargo information in electronic format to Customs authorities prior to the arrival of the shipment at the border crossing or port of entry. The eManifest program is part of the larger Advance Commercial Information (ACI) program run by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). ACI is aimed at facilitating [...]
Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) Program The Customs Self-Assessment Program typically abbreviated as (CSA) is a program designed for carriers, pre-approved importers and registered drivers. The program is administered by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CSA carriers and CSA-approved importers typically use a FAST (Free and Secure Trade) or CDRP (Commercial Driver Registration Program) approved drivers [...]
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 of check points for inspection of [...]
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. Previously, trade and logistics companies had [...]
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. The consequences of violating the AMPS [...]