Pre-Departure Information for Pre-Load Air Cargo Targeting (PACT) filing software

Keep up with expanding PLACI programs and air cargo security regulations with our advanced air cargo security filing software.

Transport Canada is currently piloting their Pre-Load Air Cargo Targeting system (PACT), which requires airlines to submit shipment details prior to loading, similar to the US ACAS and UK Pre-DICT schemes.  

How to be compliant with PACT's new filing rules

Under Canada’s new PACT rules, it will soon become mandatory for carriers and forwarders, flying cargo into Canada (both as a destination and in-transit) to file 7+1 data elements with Canadian Border Control. These are:

1. Shipper’s name

2. Shipper's address

3. Consignee’s name

4. Consignee's address

5. Goods description

6. Quantity

7. Weight

+1. Air waybill number

It is not only carriers that are affected by this regulation. PACT poses challenges to forwarders as well, as most of the 7+1 data must be collected well before shipments reach the warehouse. Both forwarders and carriers are responsible for collecting and submitting data correctly, or will potentially face delays. Whilst carriers are held responsible, forwarders are also able to file for security clearance - something already taken up by many larger freight forwarding companies. As always, every company wants to keep an eye on their shipments, hence why many seek the capability to monitor and track shipment progress to prevent cargo holds and delays due to non-compliance.

Our PLACI (Pre-Load Advance Cargo Information) software can help

TRAXON Global Security (TGS), which is based on CHAMP’s successful customs compliance solution, TRAXON Global Customs (TGC), was launched in January 2018 with the US Air Cargo Advance Screening compliance (ACAS). TGS, like its cousin TGC, allows airlines, GHAs, and forwarders to access, use, and submit all the necessary and relevant data required by the authorities and facilitate referral management. Users can track the progress and success of their security filings easily and efficiently with automated alerts triggered by milestones along the way.  TGS is a standalone application that offers compliance with Pre-DICT in the UK, ACAS in the US and PACT in Canada, as well as future additional PLACI regulations

In addition to sharing shipment data with the security authorities in the correct format, TGS also enables effortless data sharing between partners in the supply chain and is designed to increase transparency and visibility.

If you are interested in implementing TGS for PACT in Canada, or for PLACI filing in other destinations, please click here:

Future Regulations

TGS was developed with future regulations in mind and has been designed to also support future PLACI schemes. Similar to PACT, Pre-DICT and ACAS, the European Union’s Pre-Loading Consignment Information for Secure Entry (PRECISE) program, which will require air cargo service providers to provide shipment data ahead of flight loading, is expected to go live in 2022/2023.


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