ACI Shipment Uncommon Data Elements (ACI eManifest)

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A list of uncommon data elements found on the Start New ACI eManifest page.
Uncommon data elements can be found on the Start New ACI Shipment page. It allows the user to enter additional shipment details that are not usually common on most ACI shipments, such as a Consolidated Freight Indicator, a Unique Consignment Reference Number, and In Transit Indicator as well as entering any Special Instructions for the ACI shipment. The Uncommon Data Elements are hidden by default. To reveal the Uncommon Data Element fields, click the Show link at the bottom of the Start New ACI Shipment page under the legend.

How to reveal uncommon data elements


Where to click the Show link and reveal uncommon data elements. When entering information on the Start New ACI Shipment, navigate to the bottom of the page under the legend where it says 'Note: Uncommon data elements'. Now click the Show link to the right.

Uncommon Data Elements

Once the uncommon data elements are revealed, the user will have additional ACI shipment details.


Consolidated Freight
Optional field, should only be completed to indicate to CBSA that freight forwarder house bills will follow this shipment. Consolidated freight is a number of separate shipments grouped together by a consolidator or freight forwarder and shipped under one cargo control document, in which case CBSA would expect deconsolidated details on house bills after the shipment has moved in bond.


In Transit
Optional field, indicated that cargo is being shipped to another country, through Canada on to a foreign destination by air or sea. An in-transit shipment is processed with an in-transit manifest. The shipment indicator for an in-transit is different from a typical ACI in-transit cargo exemption, where it's usually a highway-based in-transit move through Canada and back into the U.S.


Unique Consignment Reference Number
Optional field, normally left blank. Used to assign a unique number to the shipment. Not currently recommended to be completed.
Special Instructions
Optional field, should only be completed to provide special instructions for CBSA processing. e.g. overages and shortages. Otherwise should be left blank.