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Advanced Customs Information (ACI) System and Your Customs Broker -- Helping Importers Make the Transition

Advanced Customs Information (ACI) System and Your Customs Broker -- Helping Importers Make the Transition

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  • 1. Think Outside Of The Box! Way of the future Embrace Technology and take advantage of the benefits Advance Customs Information (ACI)
  • 2. Two Future Options For Importers Intensified Process for unknown or higher risk To Choose Nothing Is NOT An Option Advance Commercial Information (ACI) E-Manifest Customs Self Assessment (CSA ) Streamlined process for low risk
  • 3. Revenue Reporting & Payment Trade Data Reporting & Correction Border Clearance FAST AND CSA BENEFITS 3 Main Benefits
  • 4. ACI E-Manifest Initiative - All Modes IMPORTER SECONDARY CARGO April 2004 December 2005 - June 2006 OFFSHORE MARINE (24 hours) AIR (4 hours) TRANSBORDER MARINE (24 hours) HIGHWAY (1 hour) RAIL (2 hours) Phase I Phase II Phase III (E-Manifest)
  • 5. ACI Pre-Arrival Transmission Requirements
    • Risk-based, automated targeting against electronic carrier and cargo information transmitted before goods arrive in Canada, in order to detect high-risk shipments containing contraband or posing a threat to health, safety, and/or national security.
    • Part of Canada-U.S.- Mexico commitment towards collective security and economic prosperity.
    • April 2004: mandatory electronic, pre-arrival receipt and risk assessment of cargo and conveyance information from marine carriers for goods imported from offshore and transported by marine vessels
    PHASE I
    • June 2006: mandatory electronic, pre-arrival receipt and risk assessment of cargo and conveyance information from air carriers and trans-border marine carriers
    PHASE II
    • Highway and rail conveyance information;
    • Highway and rail cargo information;
    • Freight forwarder secondary cargo information in all modes;
    • Crew information in all modes;
    • Importer admissibility information in all modes
    PHASE III - eManifest
  • 6. eManifest Link To Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Carriers will provide electronic cargo and conveyance / crew information as follows: Freight forwarders will provide electronic secondary / supplementary cargo information as follows: Importers will provide electronic admissibility information as follows: CBSA validates, risk assesses shipment, and makes admissibility or examination recommendation prior to arrival in Canada Air 4 hours prior to arrival or at departure 4 hours prior to arrival or at departure 4 hours prior to arrival or at departure Highway 1 hour prior to arrival 1 hour prior to arrival 1 hour prior to arrival Rail 2 hours prior to arrival 2 hours prior to arrival 2 hours prior to arrival Marine 24 hours prior to loading 24 hours prior to loading 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 7. eManifest End State Processes Highway Before Border At Border After Border
    • Data provided to CBSA officer as shipment reaches border
    • CBSA Officer conducts risk assessment of information available on hand and determines whether further assessment of shipment is required
    • Warehouse examination based on information provided and information on hand
    • No requirement for electronic pre-arrival data
    • Risk assessment performed on this data
    • Post release trade verifications
    CURRENT PROCESS Low High Low High Low High NEW PROCESS
    • At least one hour prior to arrival data transmitted to CBSA
    • Within one hour CBSA electronically confirms receipt of data, conducts automated risk assessment of shipment and determines if further review by an officer is required
    • Make entry / examination recommendation
    Low High
    • Data to enhance ability to target, screen, and detect trends and patterns
    • Compliance management activities will be conducted to monitor data quality, etc
    • Automated management reports will be generated to monitor program effectiveness and results
    • Post release trade verifications
    Low High
    • Shipment / crew data confirmed, linked to previously sent risk-assessed data, decision
    • Examination (if required)
    Low High
  • 8.
        • Carrier prepares electronic cargo reports
        • Carrier prepares electronic conveyance & crew report
        • Carrier/service provider transmits data to the CBSA
        • Importer/Broker submits EDI Data
        • CBSA acknowledges receipt of information and sends notification
        • Carrier approaches the border
        • Driver presents bar-coded lead sheet to BSO
        • Cargo is arrived, PARS flips to released
        • Release notification sent to trade partners
    Process Flow
  • 9. Process Flow
  • 10. What Is Thompson Ahern’s Role?
    • Working with the clients in CSA application requirements:
      • Building a business case for importer – Does it meet your future business and plans?
      • Compliance Review before applying for CSA
      • ECU testing
      • Development of Audit protocols
      • Setting up Adjustment procedures (X-types)
  • 11. CSA – Role of Thompson Ahern
    • Working with clients in:
      • Possible completion of the Revenue Summary Form (RSF)
      • Tariff Classification
      • Permits for non-CSA goods
      • Releases for non-CSA goods at the border
  • 12. For More Information
    • Visit the following Websites:
      • http://snipurl.com/1ws1z http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/import/fast/menu-e.html
      • http://snipurl.com/1ws1u
      • http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/commercial_enforcement/ctpat/fast/