If you’re a highway carrier that crosses between the U.S. and Canadian border, you’re required to submit an electronic manifest to the U.S. Customs Border and Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) prior to arrival. Fortunately, Global eTrade Services (GeTS) can help simplify the process.
You can choose between GeTS’ Self-File or Managed Service options according to your desired level of involvement and control. With Managed Service, you’ll have your truck manifest fully managed by GeTS’ team of highly-trained compliance specialists from beginning to end. For the Self-File option, features like the ACE/ACI eManifest Conversion Tool makes it easy to file your return trips between the US and Canada.
Stay up-to-date and compliant with GeTS’ easy-to-use, web-based tools. For instance, you can check your PAPS numbers and PARS numbers — shipping labels issued by the U.S. and Canada — on the GeTS mobile app. You can also use GeTS’ RNS tool to verify whether Customs have cleared a shipment before arrival.
Your eManifest must be submitted at least an hour before your truck’s arrival at the border. Failing to submit your truck manifest could result in time-consuming delays, penalties issued by customs, or refused entry at the border. Fortunately, GeTS helps streamline ACE filing and ACI filing, so you can ensure that your drivers won’t face any unnecessary obstacles along the way.
The eManifest program was developed by the U.S. Customs Border and Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). It requires highway carriers to electronically submit freight information before arriving at the border. The eManifest program helps streamline Customs clearance by allowing shipment details to be assessed and approved by Customs officials in advance.
In Canada, the eManifest system is referred to as the ACI manifest (Advanced Commercial Information) program, while in the US it is called the ACE manifest (Automated Commercial Environment) program. GeTS offers convenient cross-border services to help navigate these two systems, including a shared ACE/ACI database that makes it easier for carriers to travel back and forth regularly.
ACE/ACI manifests are required for all carriers crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada. If a carrier does not submit an eManifest, the truck can be refused entry and the carrier fined thousands of dollars. Fortunately, GeTS makes filing an eManifest as simple, quick, and painless as possible.
In order to cross the border, carriers are required to have a SCAC or carrier code. A SCAC (Standard Carrier Alpha Code) is a code used to identify carriers to the U.S. Customs, while a carrier code is its counterpart for the Canada Border Services. A carrier must have a valid code to submit an eManifest for cross-border shipments.
To help carriers navigate the pre arrival processing system, GetS offers:
GeTS offers a variety of flexible plan options at prices to fit your budget and needs. Plans start at $19/month for Self-File and $50/month for Managed Service. Additional plans cover a higher number of transactions. Plus, GeTS has no set-up fees and no contract requirements.
When you choose Global eTrade Services for eManifest solutions, you gain best-in-class software and service from their team of trusted experts to help you streamline your cross-border operations. If you are looking to gain new efficiency, or scale up your cross-border business, contact DAT's trusted eManifest partner today!
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