Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471

                          July 9 , 2020 – The Canada Border Services Agency issued Customs Notice 20-21 to advise the importing trade chain partners and industry that CBSA will be decommissioning the legacy Other Government Department (OGD) release service options OGD PARS (SO463) and OGD RMD (SO471) on August 17, 2020.

                          As of August 17, 2020, release requests submitted using the OGD legacy service options will be rejected with an error message of “Invalid Function Type Code”. Transactions that are submitted using these service options prior to that date will still be processed.

                          The chart below outlines the release service options that will be available for clients following the decommissioning of the legacy OGD release service options:

                          PGA / Program

                          Release Service Options Post-Decommissioning

                          Canadian Food Inspection Agency – all programs.

                          Natural Resources Canada (Office of Energy Efficiency)

                          Transport Canada (Tires)

                          SWI IID (SO911)

                          PAPER PARS (SO117)

                          PAPER RMD (SO174)

                          PAPER B3 (SO331)

                          Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

                          Environment and Climate Change Canada

                          Fisheries and Oceans Canada

                          Global Affairs Canada

                          Health Canada

                          Natural Resources Canada (Explosives and Diamonds)

                          Public Health Agency of Canada

                          Transport Canada (Vehicles)

                          EDI PARS (SO125)

                          EDI RMD (SO257)

                          Note: If the shipment requires submission of an LPCO, then the above two service options cannot be used.

                          PAPER PARS (SO117)

                          PAPER RMD (SO174)

                          PAPER B3 (SO331)

                          SWI IID (SO911)?

                          Co-regulated with CFIA, Transport Canada (Tires Program only), or Natural Resources Canada (Energy Efficiency Program only) = SWI IID (SO911)


                          Note: If the SWI IID (SO911) is being utilized all required data elements must be submitted for all regulated commodities regardless of which PGA regulates the goods.

                          For information about the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) registration/certification process contact the CBSA’s Technical Commercial Client Unit (TCCU) by e-mail or alternatively reach out to your service provider to discuss the testing process and how to become involved

                          For information about the Single Window Initiative (SWI), contact the SWI Generic Mailbox at or visit CBSA’s SWI webpage.

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