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Advance Commercial Information: Air Cargo Data

Air carriers are required to transmit conveyance and cargo data to CBSA at least 4 hours prior to its arrival at the first point of arrival in Canada. If the duration of the flight is less than four hours, this data must be sent to CBSA before the time of departure.

Freight forwarders are required to transmit supplementary data within the same time frames as the conveyance can cargo data. An estimated time of arrival, in Eastern Time Zone (EST), must be provided.

The transporting carrier will be required to transmit a change to the Air Conveyance Report to amend the First Point of Arrival (FPOA) and/or Estimated Date and Time of Arrival (ETA) to CBSA if there are any unscheduled re-routes, changes to the ETA greater than 30 minutes, or changes to the aircraft’s itinerary.

Air conveyance data includes the following. Items with an * are those that are determined in accordance with the ECCRD.

  1. Numeric code that identifies the movement of the aircraft (also known as the “customs procedure, coded” for air conveyance) *
  2. Conveyance reference number *
  3. Aircraft registration number assigned by the appropriate national aviation transportation administration agency
  4. Aircraft type code assigned by the International Air Transport Association or the International Civil Aviation Organization
  5. Carrier code
  6. Flight number
  7. Date and time of departure
  8. Airport of departure (also known as place of departure)
  9. Estimated date and time of arrival in Canada
  10. Flight routing (also known as the itinerary route)
  11. Arrival terminal in Canada
  12. Airport of arrival in Canada *

Cargo Details for Reporting

Air cargo data includes the following. Items with an * are those that are determined in accordance with the ECCRD.

  1. Numeric code that identifies the movement of the goods (also known as the “customs procedure,coded” for air cargo) *
  2. Conveyance reference number *
  3. Cargo control number (also known as the master air waybill number) *
  4. Itinerary routing of the cargo using the airport codes (also known as the routing and destination — location) and the airline codes (also known as the routing and destination — carrier) of the International Air Transport Association or the International Civil Aviation Organization
  5. Carrier code
  6. Name and address of the persons who cause the goods to be transported on board the aircraft
  7. Name and address of the ultimate consignee
  8. Part arrival reference number in the case of a split shipment *
  9. Place (country, city and terminal) where the carrier takes possession of the goods in a foreign country (also known as the place of receipt or place of acceptance)
  10. Port of loading
  11. Customs office of declaration in Canada (also known as the port of report)
  12. Place of discharge in Canada
  13. Place of destination (country, city and terminal of destination) *
  14. Delivery destination name and address *
  15. Description of the goods *
  16. Equipment identification number *
  17. Flight number
  18. Manifest quantity and qualifier *
  19. Quantity and qualifier of the cargo to be loaded on the aircraft *
  20. In the case of a split shipment, the quantity and qualifier of the cargo loaded on the aircraft *
  21. Volume of goods and unit of measurement
  22. Weight of the goods and unit of measurement
  23. Split shipment indicator, which indicates whether a split shipment report will be sent or whether the report is a split shipment report *
  24. Supplementary data required indicator, which indicates if a supplementary report will be sent 25. [Repealed, SOR/2015-90, s. 45]
  25. Ramp transfer indicator *
  26. Dangerous goods code *

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