USA

Automated Manifest System (AMS)

Due to severe security measures, the Automated Manifest System (AMS) states that American customs have to be informed 24 hours in advance of shipments to as well as from the United States.

Import Security Filing (ISF)

The Import Security Filing (ISF), also known as “10+2”, was implemented by the US Customs and Border Protection, and determines that freight must be declared to US customs 24 hours before being loaded into a container or ship.

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s electronic manifest program, which was implemented in 2007 and demands carriers to register an ACE manifest at least one hour before arriving at the border.

Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS)

Similarly to ACE, the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Program, which was launched on June 12 2018, states that advanced air cargo information on shipments arriving in the United States from a foreign location, must be declared beforehand.

Canada

Since 2004, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) demands that Canadian customs have to be informed 24 hours ahead of shipments to as well as from Canada. This filing is called Advance Commercial Information (ACI).

Japan

Advance Cargo Information (ACI) must be submitted for all air cargo, crew and passenger information for all vessels and aircraft entering the country. The filing system is managed by the Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidation System (NACCS).

South Africa

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) implies its so-called eManifest in order to collect all revenues due, and ensures optimal compliance with tax and customs legislation. This also simplifies legal trade and protects the economy and society.

Mexico

The Automated Manifest System (AMS) was implemented by Mexican authorities on 1 September 2007. Just like in the US, the filing needs to be submitted with Mexican customs at least 24 hours in advance of shipments to as well as from the country.