CBSA Extends Period for No-Monetary AMPS until Fall 2021 for e-Manifest

**UPDATE July 2, 2201**  

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has extended its six (6) month informed compliance period, where eManifest filing is mandatory but no penalties will be assessed until the fall of 2021.

In a written response to the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) from Peter Hill, Vice-President, Commercial and Trade Branch, with the CBSA, CBSA advised “that the CBSA will refrain from issuing monetary penalties over the next few months, and recommit to continuing our engagement and collaboration with CIFFA and other industry partners, but we will proceed with a full implementation of electronic house bill requirements including monetary penalties in the fall 2021. “

CBSA’s announcement is particularly vague however we extrapolate this guidance to mean that enforcement of clear violations will be the first steps leaving CBSA to work through final solutions to the functions where the trade is having the most difficulty.

Our recommendation is to file all shipments according to the eManifest requirements and not wait for the mandatory compliance period.