CBSA Message: TCC20-012 – Decommissioning of Other Government Department (OGD) Release Service Options

This message is being sent to remind brokers and importers that the date to decommission Other Government Department (OGD) release service options (SOs) is fast approaching.

The Canada Border Services Agency will proceed with turning off functionality for OGD Pre-arrival Release System (PARS) SO 463 and OGD Release on Minimum Documentation (RMD) SO 471 on April 1, 2020. Once this occurs, goods regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Transport Canada (TC), and any shipments containing co-regulated goods can only be electronically released using the Single Window Initiative (SWI), Integrated Import Declaration (IID), SO 911.

The chart below outlines what release service options are currently available and what will be available after decommissioning has occurred:

PGARelease Service Options Pre-DecommissioningRelease Service Options
Post-Decommissioning
CFIA – all programs.OGD PARS (SO463)
OGD RMD (SO471)
SWI IID (SO911)
PAPER PARS (SO117)
PAPER RMD (SO174)
SWI IID (SO911)
PAPER PARS (SO117)
PAPER RMD (SO174)
NRCan (Energy Efficiency Program Only)OGD PARS (SO463)
OGD RMD (SO471)
SWI IID (SO911)
PAPER PARS (SO117)
PAPER RMD (SO174)
SWI IID (SO911)
PAPER PARS (SO117)
PAPER RMD (SO174)
TC (Tires Program Only)OGD PARS (SO463)
OGD RMD (SO471)
SWI IID (SO911)
PAPER PARS (SO117)
PAPER RMD (SO174)
SWI IID (SO911)
PAPER PARS (SO117)
PAPER RMD (SO174)
Canadian Nuclear
Safety Commission

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Fisheries and
Oceans Canada

Global Affairs Canada

Health Canada

Natural Resources
Canada (Explosives
and Diamonds)

Public Health Agency of Canada

Transport Canada (Vehicles)
EDI PARS (SO125)
EDI RMD (SO257)
PAPER PARS (SO117)
PAPER RMD (SO174)
SWI IID (SO911)
EDI PARS (SO125)
EDI RMD (SO257)
PAPER PARS (SO117)
PAPER RMD (SO174)
SWI IID (SO911)  

Co-regulated with CFIA,
Transport Canada (Tires
Program only), or Natural
Resources Canada
(Energy Efficiency Program only) = SWI IID (SO911)

Note: If clients utilize the SWI IID (SO 911) all required data elements must be submitted for all regulated commodities regardless of which PGA regulates the goods.

For additional information, please contact your local Delmar Representative.

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