CBSA Updates Single Window Initiative (SWI) Roll-out Plan

Canada’s Border Services Agency (CBSA) has provided additional guidance to the trade community on the roll-out of its Single Window Initiative (SWI) and related Integrated Import Declaration (IID) transactions. For shipments regulated under legacy Other Government Departments (OGD), CBSA previously indicated it would discontinue the use of legacy cargo release transmission options in favour of…

AMPs: Update

Further to a scathing report issued by the Auditor General and in order to increase importers’ compliance levels, the CBSA has seen fit to increase penalties under its Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) regime on 22 current contraventions. Customs Notice 19-05, which provides additional information on these changes to AMPs can be found here.  For most…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2019

As in past years, the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) have released a list of their Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2019. Although the CBSA audit a wide variety of products above and beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities…

Canada’s Single Window Initiative Becomes Mandatory April 1, 2019

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), in partnership with Participating Government Agencies (PGA), including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Transport Canada (TC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), is mandating the use of its Single Window Initiative (SWI) effective April 1, 2019 for applicable import transactions. SWI is intended to simplify the import process and…