Single Window Initiative

The Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) Single Window Initiative streamlines the sharing of commercial import data between the Government of Canada and the import community. It balances the needs of government departments and agencies with today's globally competitive business environment. Along with the CBSA, there are nine participating government departments and agencies representing 38 government programs.

The Single Window has two service options:

  • Integrated Import Declaration (IID – SO911)
  • License, Permit, Certificate and Other Documentation (LPCO Image – SO 927)

Did you know?

  • On April 1, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency will decommission legacy Other Government Department (OGD) release service options 463 (OGD PARS) and 471 (OGD RMD).
  • Onboarding can be a lengthy process, so we request your immediate attention to this important Government of Canada initiative:
    • If you are testing directly with the CBSA, contact your testing officer in the Technical Commercial Client Unit (TCCU) to discuss your test plan. 
    • If you are using a service provider, contact them to discuss the testing process and how to get involved.

Program Benefits

  • Simplified import process
  • Reduced paper burden
  • Decreased cost of doing business

Depending on which system you currently use, there are additional benefits:

Electronic OGD RMD and PARS

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Additional benefits

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Additional benefits

Paper

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Additional benefits

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Additional Benefits

EXCAPS, Service Option 216

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Additional benefits

Contact Us

Policy Support

Program and Policy Management Division, OGD Programs Unit
cbsa.sw_program-programme_du_gu.asfc@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Technical Support

Single Window Initiative
swi-igu@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

For technical questions on the SWI IID ECCRD and the PRD DIF (ex. IID mapping)

Technical Commercial Client Unit
tccu-ustcc@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
613-946-0762

  • To obtain a copy of the IID Test/Certification Package
  • To apply, test or certify for the IID
  • To request a copy of the SWI IID ECCRD or PRD DIF
  • Or for questions relating to the exchange of data with the CBSA
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