Below is a direct update from Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB).
1. The Canada Border Services Agency will be decommissioning the legacy Other Government Department (OGD) release service options OGD PARS (SO463) and OGD RMD (SO471) on August 17, 2020.
2. As of August 17, 2020, release requests submitted using the OGD legacy service options will be rejected with an error message of “Invalid Function Type Code”. Transactions that are submitted using these service options prior to that date will still be processed.
3. The chart below outlines the release service options that will be available for clients following the decommissioning of the legacy OGD release service options:
|PGA / Program||Release Service Options Post-Decommissioning|
|Canadian Food Inspection Agency – all programs.||SWI IID (SO911)|
|Natural Resources Canada (Office of Energy Efficiency)||PAPER PARS (SO117)|
|Transport Canada (Tires)||PAPER RMD (SO174)|
|Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission||PAPER B3 (SO331)|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada||EDI PARS (SO125)|
|Fisheries and Oceans Canada||EDI RMD (SO257)|
|Global Affairs Canada||Note: If the shipment requires submission of an LPCO, then the above two service options cannot be used.|
|Health Canada||PAPER PARS (SO117)|
|Natural Resources Canada (Explosives and Diamonds)||PAPER RMD (SO174)|
|Public Health Agency of Canada||PAPER B3 (SO331)|
|Transport Canada (Vehicles)||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 the SWI IID (SO911) is being utilized all required data elements must be submitted for all regulated commodities regardless of which PGA regulates the goods.
4. For information about the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) registration/certification process contact the CBSA’s Technical Commercial Client Unit (TCCU) by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively reach out to your service provider to discuss the testing process and how to become involved.
For information about the Single Window Initiative (SWI), contact the SWI Generic Mailbox at email@example.com or visit CBSA’s SWI webpage.
Source: Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB); Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)