Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID)
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency recently issued the following reminder to all importers:
As many commercial importers and customs brokers are aware, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been encouraging its clients to submit their release requests through the Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID) when declaring CFIA regulated imports to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Soon, the SW IID will be the only electronic declaration option for commercial importers and customs brokers who declare CFIA regulated imports. It will replace the EDI Other Government Department (OGD) Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) and the OGD Release on Minimum Documentation (RMD) legacy systems.
While many CFIA clients are already using the SW IID, we strongly encourage that all CFIA regulated commercial importers and customs brokers make the switch to the updated import declaration system as soon as possible.