The shipping and logistics solutions provider CargoSmart will host a trio of seminars in September related to pending advanced filing requirements in Canada and Japan.
The seminar series, “Compliance Countdown: Prepare for 2014 Advance Filing Requirements,” is designed to inform freight forwarders and non-vessel operating common carriers about upcoming customs regulations from the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) eManifest initiative and Japan’s Advance Filing Rules (AFR) for NVOs.
Speakers will include representatives from CBSA, Japan Customs, and Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, Inc. (NACCS Center). The seminars will be held in Mississauga, Ontario, Sept. 17; Vancouver, B.C., Sept. 19; and Seattle, Sept. 20.
CargoSmart will also conduct webinars on each of the regulations in September and October.
CBSA’s eManifest initiative will require forwarders to transmit advance house bill data electronically. The data must be received and validated by the CBSA prior to arrival, within the prescribed mode-specific time frames.
Japan’s Advance Filing Rules require NVOs and carriers to submit filings for cargo on board a vessel bound for Japan no later than 24 hours before departure from the port of loading. Testing will begin in November and the rules will be implemented in March 2014.
“The new regulations require forwarders and NVOCCs to not only be technically ready to file electronically, but also require them to make changes to their processes to obtain and file required information on time,” said Kim Le, director of CargoSmart North America. - Eric Johnson