Single Window Initiative – Data Element Rationales
Transport Canada

Importation of Tires

Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
TC Tires (PGA Process Type)
Required so the system knows what is being imported in order to determine what import requirements apply to the shipment.
Tire Class
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Tire Type
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Tire Size
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Quantity: Unit Size (shipments over 10,000 tires are reported differently)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Reason for Import
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Brand Name
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacturer Name
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Affirmation of Compliance for new/retreaded tires from all countries
In order for tires to be admissible into Canada, they must be in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards requirements and the importer must provide an "Affirmation of Compliance" upon importation.
Affirmation of Compliance for new/retreaded tires from the USA
In order for tires to be admissible into Canada, they must be in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards requirements and the importer must provide an "Affirmation of Compliance" upon importation.
Affirmation of Compliance for used tires from all countries
In order for tires to be admissible into Canada, they must be in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards requirements and the importer must provide an "Affirmation of Compliance" upon importation.
Affirmation of Compliance for used tires from the USA
In order for tires to be admissible into Canada, they must be in compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Standards requirements and the importer must provide an "Affirmation of Compliance" upon importation.

Importation of Vehicles – CMVSS Appendix G

Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the RIV program (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).
Vehicle Class
Required for Appendix G validation of imported vehicle.
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Make of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model Year
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacture/ Production Date
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Chassis Information
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
WMI for Approved Foreign Manufacturers
Required for automatic Appendix G validation of imported vehicle.
Final Stage Assembler
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Criteria Conformance
This flag is for the importer/broker to signify that the submitted information is true and accurate.

Importation of Vehicles – CMVSS Appendix F

Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the RIV program (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).

Importation of Vehicles – CMVSS Case-by-Case

Language Indicator
Required if the importer wants to be communicated in French (English is the default system setting) and sets the language for the inspection form.
Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision or to mail a compliance label.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision or to send future communication (e.g., late payment notifications, late inspection notifications, etc.).
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Document Type
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Reference Number
Required to verify that the document is valid.
Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the Federal RIV Inspection (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).
Vehicle Class
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Condition
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Make of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model Year
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Chassis Information
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacture/ Production Date
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Final Stage Assembler
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Document Type
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Reference Number
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Image Attachment
Required if the importer needs or wants to upload a picture (e.g., racing sanction letter/license) as proof of RIV exemption).
Criteria Conformance
This flag is for the importer/broker to signify that the submitted information is true and accurate.

Importation of Vehicles – FMVSS Standard

Language Indicator
Required if the importer wants to be communicated in French (English is the default system setting) and sets the language for the Inspection Form.
Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision or to mail the compliance label.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision or to send future communication (e.g., late payment notifications, late inspection notifications, etc.).
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the Federal RIV Inspection (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).
Vehicle Class
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Condition
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Mileage/Odometer Reading
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Title Status
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Make of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model Year
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Chassis Information
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacture/ Production Date
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Final Stage Assembler
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Other Document
This is a supporting document image and is an optional field in case the importer needs/wants to upload a picture (e.g., racing sanction letter/license) as proof of RIV exemption.
Reference Number
Required to verify that the document is valid.
Image Attachment
Required if an the importer needs or wants to upload a picture (e.g., racing sanction letter/license) as proof of RIV exemption).
Country of Registration
Information is used to make an admissibility / release decision.
Criteria Conformance
This flag is for the importer/broker to signify that the submitted information is true and accurate.
Affirmation of Statement of Compliance
Verification by the importer that they are in compliance with the regulated requirements.

Importation of Vehicles – FMVSS Case-by-Case

Language Indicator
Required if the importer wants to be communicated in French (English is the default system setting) and sets the language for the Inspection Form.
Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision or to mail the compliance label.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision and for future communication (e.g., late payment notifications, late inspection notifications, etc.).
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Document Type
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Reference Number
Required to verify that the document is valid.
Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the Federal RIV Inspection (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).
Vehicle Class
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Condition
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Mileage/Odometer Reading
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Make of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model Year
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Chassis Information
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacture/ Production Date
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Final Stage Assembler
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Document Type
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Reference Number
Required to verify that the document is valid.
Image Attachment
Required if an the importer needs or wants to upload a picture (e.g., racing sanction letter/license) as proof of RIV exemption).
Criteria Conformance
This flag is for the importer/broker to signify that the submitted information is true and accurate.
Affirmation of Statement Compliance
Verification by the importer that they are in compliance with the regulated requirements.

Importation of Vehicles – Canadian Vehicles Returning

Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision or to mail the compliance label.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision or for future communications (e.g., late payment notifications, late inspection notifications, etc.).
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the Federal RIV Inspection (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).
Vehicle Class
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Condition
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Make of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model Year
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacture/ Production Date
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Chassis Information
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Final Stage Assembler
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Other Document
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Reference Number
Required to verify that the document is valid.
Image Attachment
Required if the importer needs or wants to upload a picture (e.g., racing sanction letter/license) as proof of RIV exemption).
Criteria Conformance
This flag is for the importer/broker to signify that the submitted information is true and accurate.

Importation of Vehicles – Age Exempt

Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision or to mail the compliance label.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision and for future communication (e.g., late payment notifications, late inspection notifications, etc.).
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the Federal RIV Inspection (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).
Vehicle Class
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Condition
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Make of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model Year
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Chassis Information
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacture/ Production Date
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Final Stage Assembler
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Document Type
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Image Attachment
Required if the importer needs or wants to upload a picture (e.g., racing sanction letter/license) as proof of RIV exemption).
Criteria Conformance
This flag is for the importer/broker to signify that the submitted information is true and accurate.

Importation of Vehicles – Unregulated

Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the RIV program (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Make of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model Year
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Chassis Information
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacture/ Production Date
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Final Stage Assembler
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Other Document
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Reference Number
Required to verify that the document is valid.
Image Attachment
Required if the importer needs or wants to upload a picture (e.g., racing sanction letter/license) as proof of RIV exemption).

Importation of Vehicles for Parts

Language Indicator
Required if the importer wants to be communicated in French (English is the default system setting).
Importer Contact
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Importer's Email Address
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility, release decision or for future communication (e.g., late payment notifications).
Importer's Telephone Number
Required to be able to contact the importer in the event additional information is needed to make admissibility or release decision.
Exception Process
Required if the importation is exempt from the RIV program (e.g., competition vehicle, CMVSS vehicle, etc.).
Vehicle Status
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Title Status
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Class
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Make of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model of Vehicle
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Model Year
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Manufacture/ Production Date
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Country of Origin
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Final Stage Assembler
Used, in conjunction with other data collected, to ensure that the vehicle is admissible to Canada and to make a release decision.  
Other Document
Required to identify the type of document that is being attached to the electronic submission.
Reference Number
Required to verify that the document is valid.
Image Attachment
Required if the importer needs or wants to upload a picture (e.g., racing sanction letter/license) as proof of RIV exemption).
Affirmation Statement of Compliance
Verification by the importer that they are in compliance with the regulated requirements.
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