Decoding the Single Window Initiative

5 CMUs

Presenters: Gary Price, VP - North America Customs Services, Delmar International
John-Paul Evans, Senior Consultant - Canadian Advisory Sercices, Delmar International 

Air Date: August 14, 2019

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CMUs: Certified CITT members earn 5 CMUs for their first viewing of this webinar (live or recorded). 

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and 9 Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) have embarked on a historic modernization regarding how shipments will enter Canada and what data will be required to be shared before they can. CBSA’s new single window offers the promise of efficient import processing but, in many cases, also requires a new level of detail and information not previously required. Plus, many importers not previously involved with PGAs for import purposes now have new information requirements for their shipments to cross the border timely. This webinar will tackle of these critical topics and help to simplify it all. 

The CBSA has given Fall 2019 as the deadline for all importers to be ready to file with Single Window Initiative (SWI), which includes Participating Government Agencies (PGAs) such as:

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Ex. Food products) 
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (Ex. Nuclear substances and equipment such as smoke detectors) 
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (Ex. Hazardous waste and products pertaining to vehicle emission) 
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Ex. Aquatic species) 
  • Global Affairs Canada (Ex. Import quotas on meat and poultry, as well as steel imports) 
  • Health Canada (Ex. Human drugs and medical devices) 
  • Natural Resources Canada (Ex. Energy-using products) 
  • Public Health Agency Canada (Ex. Human and animal pathogens)
  • Transport Canada (Ex. Vehicles and tires)

In this webinar, Gary Price of Delmar Customs will guide you through a program overview, including how to ensure compliance and ongoing shipment expediency into Canada. We will also detail the new data management requirements for importers and service providers. For example, SWI will increase the number of products that require additional information to enter Canada. Do you know if and how your imports will be impacted?

By attending this webinar, you'll gain a better understanding of SWI requirements, resources and strategies in order to keep your business running smoothly. Key takeaways include:

  • A solid understanding of the Single Window Initiative (SWI) and the changes it represents
  • A timeline of past and future milestones related to SWI’s roll-out
  • A sense of how prepared or not prepared participants are to meet SWI’s requirements
  • Ideas on where participants can start to determine the specific impact of SWI

This is a must-watch webinar for any importer, carrier or trader who brings products into Canada. 



Gary Price, VP - North American Customs Services, Delmar International Inc. 

Gary Price is the Vice President of North American Customs Services for Delmar International Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in getting businesses and importers ready for changes in the international trade arena. His areas of focus include operational change management, technology integration and business process improvement. 


John-Paul Evans, Sr. Consultant -  Canadian Advisory Services, Delmar International Inc. 

John-Paul Evans is a senior Consultant in Delmar International’s Canadian Advisory Services group with over 30 years experience in supporting CBSA initiatives, importer audits, drawback programs, valuation determinations and duty optimization opportunities. 


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