CHAMP has a solution for forwarders sending pre-arrival data to Canadian Customs

Air cargo IT provider CHAMP Cargosystems has extended the scope of its Traxon Global Customs (TGC) solution to freight forwarders in response to a change in freight filing regulations by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). 
The third phase of the CBSA’s Advance Commercial Information program (ACI) — eManifest — makes it compulsory for forwarders to provide advance electronic transmission of customs and clearance.
The CBSA is the first Customs authority that has required forwarder direct filing. The programme will have a phased transitional launch for eManifest adoption (see below).
CHAMP’s TGC, which has a direct connection to CBSA, is a universal Customs solution for airlines, handlers and forwarders to report electronically to Customs authorities in over 40 countries. 
TGC is a single interface application, and pre-alerts users in case of missing data or errors prior to reporting. A full audit trail is available that tracks all messages sent and received for Customs reporting, which enables users to easily proof their reporting.
Nicholas Xenocostas, vice president, global sales and marketing at CHAMP Cargosystems, said: “With changing regulations comes a demand to expand our services to meet our customers’ needs.
“The trend to fully automated, paperless Customs makes TGC more relevant than ever. We are adapting our solution to meet the needs of this new market.”
CBSA phased launch dates:

  • 7 November 2016 – 10 January 2017: Transition period during which there are no penalties for non-compliance
  • 11 January 2017 – 11 July 2017: Non-compliant freight forwarders may be issued zero-rated penalties under the CBSA’s Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
  • 12 July 2017: All freight forwarders deemed non-compliant past this date may be issued monetary AMPS penalties
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