The Release Notification System (RNS) Warehouse Arrival Certification Message (WACM) application combines the functionality of release status updates, shipment arrivals, Deployment 4 (D4) Notices, and Manifest Forward.

CBSA-licensed sufferance warehouses are required to transmit WACM to the CBSA on arrival of unreleased inland cargo. Warehouse operators report WACM using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to notify CBSA of the arrival of commercial shipments. CBSA will advise whether the goods have been released or referred for examination.

RNS is an automated application that notifies trade participants of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) trade declaration, notices and release messages. RNS messages are based on the status of the release.

Deployment 4 (D4) Notices are designed to increase transparency and automation of pre- and post-arrival notices for trade participants. The eManifest notices include completeness, arrival, and other status notices.  eManifest notices will be based on the overall shipment status.

Manifest Forward allows carriers and freight forwarders electronically notify other parties affected by the release and ensure more timely delivery of shipments. The primary data to convey an EDI copy of the eManifest to other parties is the CBSA Client Identifier (sub-location code, account security, carrier code, and business number).

RNS WACM Workflow  

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Features/ Benefits

Secure corporate account. Security with high availability for enterprise class users.
24/7 customer support. Expert advice and assistance on customs compliance matters.
Streamlined and easy-to-use application. Enjoy efficiency and time savings with less data entry.
Multiple plans and connectivity options. Enjoy cost savings with our selection of plans that fit your organization.
Report generation capabilities. Data helps to track and analyse cargo movements.
Advanced integration options available. Data can stream from multiple sources to a single transaction.
Subscription Options

  • Allow convenient access anywhere with Internet connection.
  • Reduce data entry with template and upload features.
  • Receive instant responses from CBSA and CBP.
  • Full audit trail and reporting capabilities.
  • Electronic processing of requests via fax or email.
  • Confirmation of acceptance from CBSA and CBP by phone, email or SMS.
  • Access to portal account for tracking submissions.
  • Electronic integration with in-house software systems.
  • Support partial data transfer to web portal account for completion and submission to CBP & CBSA.
  • Support variety of submission protocols (FTP, sFTP, SMTP AS2, Web Services).
  • Customized Integration Service for specific use-case clients.

    $ 50/mth
    • $0.20/transaction

    • includes 250 transactions
  • LITE

    $ 150/mth
    • $0.15/transaction

    • includes 1000 transactions
  • PLUS

    $ 500/mth
    • $0.10/transaction

    • includes 5000 transactions
  • Enterprise

    $ 1,000/mth
    • $0.05/transaction

    • includes 20000 transactions

* Includes mailbox for host-to-host EDI/XML integration