CBP Announces In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program (U.S. - Canada)

On April 27, 2016 the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published (81 FR 24837-24839) a General Notice announcing their intentions to "conduct a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test relating to truck shipments of commercial goods that transit from a point of origination in Canada through the United States to a point of destination in Canada."  These shipments are domestic Canadian shipments that transit through the U.S. 

Instead of presenting the required paper manifest form (Customs Form 7512–B Canada 81⁄2), test participants will submit an in-transit manifest electronically.  In addition, the value data element requirement will be relaxed and they will not be required to provide the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number.