E-Bulletin: TCC23-123 CERS and eManifest Portal Unavailable

December 27/2023

Commercial Client BulletinTCC23-123

Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) and eManifest Portal are Unavailable

Start Date / TimeEnd Date / TimeClients Affected
2023-12-26 / 23:45 ETInitial investigation underwayAll clients who submit their trade data using the eManifest portal and the CERS portal.
The CBSA’s Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) and eManifest Portal are currently unavailable.

We are working to resolve this problem and currently do not have an estimated time of resolution. We will update this message as soon as more information is available. We regret the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Action Required
Please refer to the contingency procedures outlined below or be prepared to resume transmission once the system is available.

The procedures to follow during system outages/interruptions can be found here https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/eservices/contingency-urgence/menu-eng.html

For highway carriers, if you are proceeding to the border during this outage, please ensure all drivers are provided with the correct paperwork to present at arrival. The CBSA will accept paper documentation during an outage and no AMPS penalties will be issued for ACI related infractions resulting from this outage.
Client Services / Contact Information

Hotline: 1-888-957-7224

Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 17:00 ET Call the hotline for technical assistance and problems regarding the submission of trade data, e.g. reject messages, via EDI or eManifest Portal. eMail support is also available for EDI applications, testing and general inquiries at the emails outlined below.

After Hours: Weekdays 17:00 – 08:00 ET Saturday, Sunday and all civic and statutory holidays – 24/7 Call the hotline for urgent technical assistance. When calling the hotline, leave a detailed message and an officer will return your call.

The Services Document clarifies which issues should be directed to the TCCU hotline, during and after business hours, as well as the types of questions to be referred elsewhere. This resource can be found here.

Email Distribution Information
Do not replay to this email.

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