The deconsolidation notice is now available to freight forwarders utilizing the
eManifest Portal as well as clients using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
The deconsolidation notice is an electronic notice sent from the CBSA to inform
clients (freight forwarders, warehouse operators, terminal operators and
carriers) that the CBSA has authorized the transfer of cargo control from a
consolidated shipment to the related individual house bills that were submitted
by a freight forwarder.
The deconsolidation notice serves as electronic notification to the warehouse or the terminal operator allows the bonded freight forwarder to move in-bond goods
within the consolidation. This notice also serves as electronic notification to
the party liable for duties and taxes that the cargo document that is being
deconsolidated (the consolidated primary cargo or consolidated house bill
document) is acquitted.
forwarders must ensure that for single shipments (back to back shipments), the
shipment is released by the CBSA prior to picking up the shipment from the
If the CBSA issues a Risk Assessment Notice indicating a “HOLD” has been placed on a
shipment, the freight forwarder must ensure that the hold has been removed
prior to removing the shipment from the warehouse, even if a deconsolidation
notice has been transmitted by the CBSA.
The deconsolidation notice is currently an optional notice which various parties
(carriers, freight forwarders, terminals and warehouse operators) must register
to receive. The CBSA strongly encourages all parties to register to receive the
deconsolidation notice as this will enable a smoother transition to the
electronic transmission of house bills for freight forwarders as well as reducing
the paper burden on all parties involved in the transportation and cargo