ACI eManifest Interim Measures and Issuance of AMPS Penalties for Highway Carriers Extended

January 15, 2020 – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has advised the turnaround policy for highway drivers has been extended to June 30. 2020. The CBSA turnaround policy expired on December 31, 2019 but has been further extended to June 30, 2020.

Under the Advance Commercial Information (ACI) drivers who arrive at the Canadian border will be allowed to turn around and return to the United States to properly report cargo information to meet ACI regulatory requirements and avoid penalties. No ACI penalties will be issued when a carrier returns to the United States.

The Advance Commercial Information (ACI)/eManifest requirements for highway carriers have been mandatory since January 11, 2016 and carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMP).

Where a carrier is provided an opportunity to return but chooses not to, penalties C378, C379 and C382 may be applied. The three penalties are:

  • C378
    Person failed to submit the prescribed pre-load/pre-arrival information relating to their cargo and/or conveyance
  • C379
    Person failed to submit advance information in the prescribed time or prescribed manner to the Agency
  • C382
    Person submitted information prescribed by the Reporting of Imported Goods Regulations that was not true, accurate and complete

Learn more on Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) notices, compliance and penalty assessment process.

View CBSA Customs Notice CN17-19 Interim Measures and Issuance of ACI Penalties to Highway Carriers previously issued on June 7, 2017 which has been revised on December 21, 2019.

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