The software-as-a-service shipping and logistics solutions provider CargoSmart will be hosting a series of seminars in North America in April to prepare forwarders and importers for Canada’s upcoming eManifest for Forwarders and Importer Advance Trade Data (ATD) regulations.
The free seminars will provide an overview of the upcoming regulations, discuss the impact of the new pre-arrival data requirements, and show solutions to manage compliance. Representatives from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will also present at the seminars.
Canada’s eManifest for Forwarders regulation is part of Canada’s Advance Commercial Information (ACI) initiative. Forwarders in all modes of transportation will be required to submit advance electronic house bill data for cargo bound for Canada, with the regulation for forwarders expected to go into effect in July 2014.
The next deployment of eManifest functionality will allow importers with cargo bound for Canada to transmit advance trade data to CBSA. Companies that do not comply may face monetary penalties, CargoSmart said.
“The upcoming regulations affect all forwarders that ship cargo to Canada, whether by vessel, rail, truck, or air,” said Kim Le, director of CargoSmart North America. “We are pleased to offer an in-person forum for NVOs, forwarders, and shippers to learn about the impact of Canada’s new regulations on their business processes and ways to enhance their processes to manage the regulations.”
The half-day seminars will be held in eight cities:
- Richmond, BC, Canada, April 15
- Torrance, Calif., April 16
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 17
- Northlake, Ill., April 22
- Jersey City, N.J., April 24
- Charleston, S.C., April 28
- Mississauga, Ont., Canada, April 30
- Atlanta, Ga., April 30