Date Extended for the Decommissioning of OGD Service Options PARS & RMD

October 4, 2019 – Due to the delay in issuing the Single Window Initiative (SWI), Integrated Import Declaration (IID) ECCRD Addendum, the deadline to sunset the legacy Other Government Department (OGD) release service options (OGD PARS and OGD RMD) will be extended to April 1, 2020. The SWI IID ECCRD Addendum includes the necessary functionality that will enable trade chain partners (TCPs) to process co-regulated shipments and, consequently, decommissioning cannot occur until this functionality has been implemented.

The Canada Border Services Agency encourages Trade Chain Partners (TCPs) to continue to transition release requests from the legacy OGD release service options to the SWI IID.

For information about the EDI registration/certification process, contact the CBSA’s TCCU, at

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