What is an EDI 311 Canada Customs Information Document?

An EDI 311 contains information that is needed to report information to Canada Customs. This transaction set can be used to provide information to Canada Customs related to an ocean carrier, a rail carrier, or a forwarder of freight.

The transaction set can also be used for the following purposes:

  • Providing data to report import and export information to Canada Customs
  • Providing data to report consignment information

The data contents and format of EDI 311 Canada Customs Information are divided into various segments and data elements, and is used for the electronic interchange of information.

Workflow for the Exchange of an EDI 311 Canada Customs Information Document

EDI 311 falls under the category of X12I Transportation transaction set. Shippers and carriers use it to notify Canada Customs about import and export shipments. The transaction set can be used to provide information related to ocean and rail carriers.

Stay EDI Compliant with EDIConnect

Simplifying the process of sending and receiving EDI messages, EDIConnect is designed for handling all X12, EDIFACT, and HL7 transaction sets. Featuring a built-in translator, validator, and transaction builder, EDIConnect aids communication between trading partners, as well as helps them streamline the process of information exchange through a process orchestration.

Find out more about the industries we’ve helped and how we did it.