PARS Out, SWI In: New Canada Customs Import Requirements

[author] [author_image timthumb=\’on\’][/author_image] [author_info]Philip Redekopp is a CITT certified logistics professional, with an extensive background spanning 20 years in transportation. Philip works on logistics strategy and process, helping SMEs and entrepreneurs save time, money and sanity.[/author_info] [/author] Canada Border Services Agency (#CBSA) is changing the documentation process for import shipments. The Single Window Initiative (#SWI) will streamline documentation across CBSA and 9 participating government agencies.

Much like ACE (the USA’s single-window commercial entry system), SWI is part of a USA-Canada agreement to modernize data and documents flow between stakeholders. SWI will replace #PARS and RMD as part of a phased-in process that began January 1, 2019. The anticipated go-live date has been pushed back, and expected to be Fall 2019.

For importers, some additional information may be required as part of the new process. Contact your customs broker, check out the links below, or give Bullwhip Logistics a call.

CBSA site: SWI

Livingston International SWI