Do I need an eManifest if I am crossing empty?

Carriers going into Canada are required to have an emanifest when crossing empty. For entry into the United States it is not mandatory to have an emanifest however it is recommended to have an emanifest when crossing empty by CBP. When requesting an emanifest for an...

Do I need a new eManifest each time I make a crossing?

Yes. For entry into the United States or Canada, both CBP and CBSA require a new ACE or ACI eManifest submission. Each eManifest includes a unique Trip Number that identifies the eManifest and can thus only be used once. After ‘arriving’ at the border, an ACE or...

What are IIT’s ?

Some freight may require specialized equipment to facilitate transportation. This equipment is referred to as Instruments of International Traffic or Trade (IIT’s). Both CBP and CBSA require the reporting of IIT’s. When completing your eManifest request you will need...

Does eManifest replace customs brokerage?

No. eManifest is in addition to existing border crossing procedures. When exporting/importing commercial goods between the United States and Canada the shipment must be reported to CBP/CBSA via eManifest. The goods still need to be cleared by a customs broker. The...