TRADETECH Logistics Cloud Computing

Trade Tech's CBSA eManifest

Trade Tech has launched its eManifest filing to comply with recently published requirements by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Under the eHBL program, advance secondary data must be transmitted by Freight Forwarders/NVOCC’s for cargo imported into, or moving in-transit through Canada. The general requirements are as follows:

  • Freight Forwarders/NVOCC’s must indicate on the Shipment Instructions given to their carrier at origin that the shipment is ‘Consolidated’. 
  • Freight Forwarders/NVOCC’s will be required to transmit within the current 24HR Advance Manifesting time frames:
    • Advance House Bill data which must be electronically transmitted to CBSA using the eHBL data set for import, in-bond and in-transit shipments. 
    • Supplementary Cargo Data which must be electronically transmitted to CBSA using the Supplementary Cargo Report for all FROB cargo.
    • Freight Forwarders/NVOCC’s will be required to transmit the "House BL Close message set" to CBSA to indicate all eHBLs have been transmitted to CBSA.
  • Freight Forwarders/NVOCC’s must obtain a CBSA issued 8000 series carrier code (a four character code that begins with an 8). 
  • Freight Forwarders/NVOCC’s can transmit advance House Bill data using either an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) method or by using a 3rd party service provider such as Trade Tech.

Trade Tech's Japan AFR

Trade Tech's Japan AFR services are 100% compliant with Japan’s Ocean Advanced Filing Rules (AFR). Trade Tech's Japan AFR cloud computing system is integrated directly into Japan’s Ministry of Finance's Customs and Tariff Bureau.

Trade Tech was the first USA based logistics technology provider to be authorized by Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System (NACCS) Center to electronically file directly to Japan Customs.

Trade Tech's Japan AFR customer services are:

  • Self Serve (you enter your shipment information for AFR security directly into the Trade Tech - Security web application)
  • EDI (electronically transmit AFR security filings)
  • We do it for you (outsource your AFR filing work to Trade Tech service bureaus)

Ocean AFR filing timing:

  • AFR filings to Japan Customs is required 24-hours prior to departure of the ocean vessel from its origin.

Who files:

  • Carriers and NVOCC's are required to transmit cargo and related information to Japan Customs. Advanced filings can only be received by Japan customs via EDI feeds through local Japanese servers with secure connections directly into NACCS/Japan Customs. Trade Tech is an authorized Japan Customs electronic transmission security provider.

Partial AFR data elements required:

Additional information, such as inland transportation modes, will be required
Incomplete filings will not be accepted by Japan Customs

Penalties for non-compliance:

  • imprisonment with labor for up to a maximum period of one year
  • fine not exceeding five hundred thousand yen

Japan’s AFR go-live:

  • March 1st, 2014 (AFR filing required)
  • March 10th, 2014 (penalties start)