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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)




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)



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



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 tccu-ustcc@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca 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 cbsa.sw_program-programme_du_gu.asfc@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca or visit CBSA’s SWI webpage.