In the past decade, many customs systems have been transitioning from physical documents to electronic document management systems. This includes Canadian Customs, United States Customs, Australian Customs and European Customs. Beyond eliminating mountains of physical paperwork, going paperless is helpful when it comes to data consistency and minimizing user error.

However, this doesn’t mean you won’t ever encounter any trouble in reporting your manifest electronically to customs or clearing your cargo.


Are you an international shipping line or a customs broker who often submits your eManifest to Canada customs?

Watch out for the common rejections below when filling electronic A6 General Declaration and Conveyance Arrival (CACM)

  • 114 ETA cannot be more than 30 days
  • R27 Conveyance ID not found
  • 473 Departure Date cannot be greater than expiry date