Reminder: CBSA Confirms Transition to Single-Window Requirements on August 17, 2020

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has confirmed its intent to decommission certain legacy electronic cargo release options in favor of those required under its Single-Window Initiative (SWI) program. This decommissioning process was previously delayed from April 2020 due to considerations around the COVID-19 health emergency. Effective August 17, 2020, Canadian imports regulated or co-regulated by…

Natural Resources Canada issues Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations

Effective April 30, 2019, Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) will require additional product information on various types of household appliances, water heaters, and heating and air-conditioning equipment at time of import into Canada. NRCAN has collected information on many energy-using products at time of import for many years. The new amendment adds a significant number of…

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…