See a history of all your Warehouse Arrival Certification Messages on one page, and know the status of your shipments at a glance.
BorderConnect's user-friendly WACM software allows for the sending of multiple cargo control numbers at once. Saving you time.
Easily stay on top of all your released shipments by printing proof of arrival reports directly from BorderConnect and store for your records.
Below are some of the common questions customers have. If you can't find the question you're looking for please contact us and reach out to our friendly support team.
Warehouse Arrival Certification Messages (WACM) helps Canadian Sufferance Warehouses report the arrival of in-bond shipments arriving inland to a location within Canada. Messages are transmitted using the Release Notification System (RNS). Using this system also provides detailed WACM responses from CBSA, and is the sole method used by Sufferance Warehouses to report arrivals of in-bond shipments.
Yes they are. The Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations were amended on May 6, 2015, making WACM mandatory. At inland destinations, this requirement replaced manual arrival and transfer of liability process, which calls for warehouse operators to sign the cargo control document, bill of lading, waybill, or other similar document supplied by the carrier.
When unreleased items are brought into sufferance warehouses, the warehouse operators or owners are required to transmit WACM. Using an Electronic Data Interchange, warehouse operators must be registered users of the CBSA's Release Notification System (RNS) (EDI). Operators of warehouses may also send their arrival messages through a third-party service provider, such as BorderConnect.
This mandatory requirement applies to operators of all types of CBSA licenced sufferance warehouses.
Every warehouse licensee must electronically acknowledge receiving goods at a sufferance warehouse, according to Section 14 of the Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations. Sufferance warehouses have two ways to register for Warehouse Arrival Certifation Messages: To get set up for the Release Notification System (RNS) as a warehosue and get in touch with CBSA's Technical Commercial Client Unit (TCCU) or utilise a service provider registered with the CBSA, like BorderConnect.
No you don't. If you already registered for the Release Notification System (RNS) as a warehouse you do not need to re-apply, since RNS and WACM are essentially the same thing, so there is no additional registration or set up to use WACM.
If you already registered for RNS with BorderConnect, just give us a call and we'll activate it for you! If you haven't registered for RNS, you can easily do it yourself from BorderConnect, or just give us a call and we'll send you the documents needed to get registered. CBSA will usually take between 1-2 weeks before your WACM is active.
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