EDI 311 Canada Customs Information

Functional Group SO

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set provides the format and establishes the data contents of the Canada Customs Information Transaction Set (311) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set provides all information necessary for an ocean or rail carrier or freight forwarder to report import and export conveyance and consignment information to Canada Customs.


Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To allow for positive identification of transaction set purpose

  3. To specify the authority for authorizing an action and the date authentication is made

  4. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  5. To provide vessel details and voyage number

  6. To provide vessel details

  7. To transmit vessel scheduling information

  8. To specify pertinent dates and times

  9. N1 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 10
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

    2. To specify additional names

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

  10. Contractual or operational port or point relevant to the movement of the cargo

  11. To transmit information in a free-form format for comment or special instruction


Max use
  1. LX Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 999
    1. To reference a line number in a transaction set

    2. To specify container information and transportation service to be used

    3. ED Loop Optional
      Repeat 999
      1. To identify further the referenced equipment

      2. To record seal numbers used and the organization that applied the seals

      3. To cross-reference additional equipment to a primary piece of equipment

      4. To describe physical dimensions and quantities

      5. To specify routing of a beyond point

    4. L0 Loop Optional
      Repeat 120
      1. To specify quantity, weight, volume, and type of service for a line item including applicable "quantity/rate-as" data

      2. To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers

      3. To describe physical dimensions and quantities

      4. To transmit information contained on an export license

      5. To transmit import license number and effective dates


Max use
  1. To specify the total shipment in terms of weight, volume, rates, charges, advances, and prepaid amounts applicable to one or more line items

  2. To transmit information in a free-form format for comment or special instruction

  3. To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)

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