New Canada Customs Instructions for Post-arrival eManifest Corrections

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1. The present document’s purpose is to make freight forwarders, carriers, and Customs brokers, who submit electronic messages to Canada Customs, aware that the manual corrections procedure is being currently applied to all transport modes.

2. Form BSF673, which is used to apply for key data elements post-arrival corrections, has been updated. Moreover, guidelines were established indicating the particulars for clients demanding post-arrival changes. Here is a resume of the updates:

a) Additional options for presenting Form BSF673 are available:
 – in person to Canada Customs
 – by email
 – by fax.
b) In case where an immediate correction is necessary (when driver is waiting), a completed Form BSF673 should be provided to Canada Customs for processing of the release of the the conveyance;
c) Form BSF673 is currently required for all transport modes;
d) House Bill message corrections was included;
e) The form title was updated to show its purpose.

3. Customs broker must submit accurate and full data to CBSA according to section 7.1 of the Customs Act. Corrections to data should be made without delay when known. They can be submitted electronically at any time before to or after the arrival of the truck to the border.

4. Situations exist when changes to some essential data elements cannot be submitted by a Customs broker through EDI after the arrival of the shipment to the Customs office.

5. Form BSF673 must be supplied to a Customs office when it is not possible to correct the data after the cargo arrives in Canada.

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