Last November an 18-month implementation timeline began, providing highway carriers 12 months to incorporate eManifest requirements into their business processes. An informed compliance period begins November 1, 2012, and remains in effect until May 2013 when eManifest-enabling legislation is expected to be in place.
During the six-month informed compliance period, carriers will not be denied entry to Canada or subject to penalties for reasons associated with eManifest non-compliance. In May 2013, eManifest highway carrier requirements are expected to be mandatory and non-compliant carriers could be subject to penalties.
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