Advanced Commercial Information
ABS provide interfaces to Canadian and US Customs using ACI and AMS. Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) mandates the use of Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) - Air for consignments arriving in Canada. CPB (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) mandates the use of AMS for consignments arriving in U.S.
Air Conveyance Reports must be transmitted at least 4 hours prior to arrival at the First Port of Arrival. This report contains details of the Flight or Truck bound for Canada. The Air Cargo and Split shipment reports must be transmitted at least 4 hours prior to arrival of the goods at the Customs office of Declaration/First Port of Report. If the duration of the flight is less than 4 hours, the reports will be made when the aircraft is wheels up, en route.
The system handles imports, freight remaining on board (FROB), interline transfer, transits, truck arrivals, and split shipments. This information is transmitted electronically using EDI.
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