While both Canadian and US Governments have mandates to create better supply chain security for the benefit of their nations citizens, they are harmonizing many programs, although not on the same time line, nor is each program identical as each have their own nuances due to National priorities.

The key is that understanding each program is part of the journey towards trade compliance as part of an integrated trade compliance strategy.

Courtesy of ie Canada

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued a notice advising stakeholders that as of January 20, 2011, the agency has received 239 eManifest conveyance and 3403 related cargo transmissions from a variety of carriers and service providers for shipments entering Canada at ports of entry in all regions nationally.

While the figures are relatively low, CBSA notes that they are increasing daily as clients complete systems’ testing and carriers implement electronic processes throughout their fleets on a national basis.

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