Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Mandatory Electronic House Bills End of the Zero-Rated Penalty Period

**UPDATE December 22, 2021**  

CBSA has announced the end of the “zero-rated” penalty period for eManifest filings. Monetary penalties will be assessed beginning on cargo shipments arriving in Canada on or after January 31, 2022.

CBSA revised their Customs Notice 21-15 on December 22, 2021 to announce the end of the grace period.

Electronic house bills, house bill close messages and supplementary cargo data for consolidated cargo arriving on or after January 31, 2022, may be subject to monetary AMPS penalties if freight forwarders are not compliant with freight forwarder requirements as per the Reporting of Imported Goods Regulations. As of January 31, 2022, Advance Commercial Information (ACI) related Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) may be issued to freight forwarders when on-compliance is detected. Some examples of AMPs penalties are listed below:

C378 Person failed to submit the prescribed pre-load/pre-arrival information relating to their cargo and/or conveyance. Level 1 $2,000, Level 2 $4,000, Level 3 $8,000

C379 Person failed to submit advance information in the prescribed time or prescribed manner to the Agency. Level 1 $250, Level 2 $375, Level 3 $750

C380 Person failed to comply with a notification issued by the CBSA regarding the goods on board or expected to be on board the conveyance. Level 1 $2,000, Level 2 $4,000, Level 3 $8,000

C381 Person failed to notify the Agency within prescribed timeframes and without delay of any correction to any pre-arrival or pre-load information sent to the CBSA. Level 1 $500, Level 2 $750, Level 3 $1,500

C382 Person submitted information prescribed by the Reporting of Imported Goods Regulations that was not true, accurate and complete. Level 1 $500, Level 2 $750, Level 3 $1,500

For additional information regarding eManifest requirements, please contact your local Trade Tech representative.