ACI eMANIFEST REQUEST FORM
USE THIS FORM FOR ENTRY INTO CANADA
Supplied information will be immediately uploaded to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Please ensure all information is accurate and complete. Spending a few minutes to ensure accuracy may save hours at the border. The following contains instructions and tips for accurately completing your ACI eManifest Request form:
Border Crossing Details
To access your account we need to know your company name and the Carrier Code issued by CBSA that corresponds to that company. It is recommended that you provide the name and phone number of the best person for us to contact should we need more information. Drivers are required to present an ACI Electronic Manifest cover or lead sheet to the CBSA Border Services Officer upon arrival at the Canadian border. We can send this document to any supplied email address and/or fax number.
If the driver is on the road and plans to stop later at a truck stop, or somewhere there is wifi, select the ‘Will Call Later’ option and call us when convenient. It is important to enter a Canadian Port of Arrival that is equipped to process your trip. Although emanifest is available at most CBSA ports, not all ports are able to process all commercial loads. If your shipment needs to be x-rayed or be further inspected you should use a larger port. Also, let your customs broker know what port you will be crossing at.
Only one ACI eManifest may be issued per crossing. An ACI eManifest may have multiple shipments. This form only has provisions for one shipment. If you have more than one shipment indicate the total number of shipments in this section and send an ACI Electronic Manifest request for each shipment. By indicating the total number of shipments we will know to look for them. To determine how many shipments you have please see the FAQ “How do I know how many shipments I have?”
IIT’s are Instruments of International Traffic. An IIT is a device or tool used in the transportation of certain cargos. For example, the racking used to transport automotive glass could be considered an IIT. The Cargo Control Number (also known as a PARS number) is a unique number used to identify the shipment. It is important that both eManifest Service Centre and the customs broker enter the exact same number. If either entry is off by even one character the documents will not match, which could result in delays at the border and possible fines.
Sometimes the shipper is confused with the carrier. The carrier is the company that is actually hauling the shipment. The shipper is usually the location in the United States where the shipment originated or was picked up. It is possible for the carrier and the shipper to be the same. For example if a company is hauling its own product it would be acting as the carrier and shipper. The Consignee is usually the location in Canada where this shipment will be dropped. When entering these fields it is advisable that this information agrees with the customs broker documents. Enter the complete name and address with postal/zip code as found on the proforma and/or customs invoices for both the Shipper and Consignee.