Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options with Single Window Initiative

The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Single Window Initiative (SWI) streamlines the sharing of commercial import data between the Government of Canada and the import community. It balances the needs of government departments and agencies with today’s globally competitive business environment. Along with the CBSA, there are nine participating other government departments (OGD) and agencies representing 38 government programs.

The deadline to on-board the SWI/IID (Integrated Import Declaration) is January 1, 2019 and by this date, all clients are expected to have completed testing and be certified to transit via the IID. Buckland has been well prepared for this change and will be ready in advance of this deadline. The CBSA had originally scheduled the deadline for April 1, 2018, however in order to ensure that all parties are adequately prepared, the deadline was extended.  The CBSA has communicated that the new deadline to sunset legacy service options OGD PARS and OGD RMD (Release on Minimal Documentation) will be April 1, 2019.

Yesterday, Buckland received a notification (CN 18-03) from the CBSA indicating that clients that have on-boarded to the SWI/IID (SO911) but continue to use the legacy OGD release service options (SO463 and SO471) after December 31, 2018 may experience delays in the processing of their shipment. As such, clients that have completed the on-boarding process are encouraged to utilize the SWI/IID (SO911) for all OGD release requests.

Buckland is pleased to share this update and we hope that this information will be useful and beneficial. As a customer-focused company, we provide you with a single source of unmatched Customs Brokerage (Canadian, US, Mexican), Trade Managed Solutions, Freight Forwarding, Trade Technologies and Warehousing/Distribution Services. If you have questions, please reach out to Buckland today.