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Single Window Initiative
Canadian Border Services Agency is implementing a single window initiative beginning in the New Year for goods that fall under nine federal departments.
“SWI is mainly an initiative that enhances the ability of customs brokers to streamline their processes, which will expedite the processing and efficiency of executing customs clearance on behalf of importers. It may also lead to a reduction of fees to importers in certain situations,” said John Quirke, vice-president of trade consulting for Frontier Supply Chain Solutions.
The changes will take place on Jan.1, 2019. The SWI has two service options: An Integrated Import Declaration (IID – SO911) and a License, Permit, Certificate and Other Documentation (LPCO Image – SO 927).
The benefits of the program are a simplified import process, a reduction in paper, and a decrease in costs, according to the CBSA. The deadline to complete all testing and certification is Jan. 1, 2019. The deadline to close all other service options for the transition is April 1, 2019. All importers are required to contact the person knowledgeable of the shipment for information.
Non Resident Importer
If you’re a non-Canadian business looking to extend your reach into Canada, you may want to look into the Non-Resident Importer program (NRI). The NRI gives your business the same edge that Canadian companies enjoy without having a physical presence in the country.