The Deconsolidation Notice is an electronic notice sent from the CBSA which informs clients (freight forwarders, warehouse operators, and carriers) that the CBSA has authorized the transfer of cargo control from a consolidated shipment to the related individual secondary house bills that were submitted by a freight forwarder.
The Deconsolidation Notice serves as electronic notification to the warehouse operator to allow the freight forwarder to take control of the goods within the consolidation. This notice also serves as electronic notification to the party liable for duties and taxes that the consolidated cargo or consolidated house bill has been acquitted.
The Deconsolidation Notice is currently an optional notice for which clients must register to receive. If a freight forwarder receives the electronic Deconsolidation Notice and the warehouse operator does not, the freight forwarder may print the EDI notice message and provide a paper copy to the warehouse operator. This paper copy will serve as authorization to the warehouse operator to allow the freight forwarder to take possession of the shipments within the primary CCN.
As the Deconsolidation Notice is currently only available through EDI, clients who use the eManifest Portal and do not register for Deconsolidation Notices through EDI, may print out their house bill close message which lists all of the cargo control numbers within the consolidation. This printed house bill close message must then be presented to the CBSA for stamping. Once stamped, it can then be presented to the warehouse operator and serve as authorization to allow a freight forwarder to take possession of the shipments within the primary CCN. Alternatively, a freight forwarder may present a copy of the consolidated cargo control document to the CBSA for stamping. The border services officer will verify, stamp, and notate the related house bill cargo control numbers on the document.