Streamlining with CBSA Single Window Initiative (SWI)


The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Single Window Initiative (SWI) streamlines the sharing of commercial import data between the Government of Canada, Participating Government Agencies (PGA’s) and the import community.  Along with the CBSA, there are nine participating government departments and agencies representing 38 government programs. The Go Live date is April 1st 2019.


Participating Government Agencies (PGA’s):

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

  • Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

  • Health Canada (HC)

  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

  • Transport Canada (TC)


In a bulletin to members on Friday, I.E. Canada advised that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), in partnership with participating government agencies, is "going to responsibly implement SWI by not imposing a mandatory go live on April 1, 2019."

For more info from the CBSA, check here -

Despite the changes, here at JORI International Ltd., we are proactively releasing shipments using Single Window Initiative (SWI) Integrated Import Declaration (IID). From JORI’s Customs Team findings, many of the SWI IID have needed many new data elements for customs release. You can count on JORI’s team to contact importers directly when further information is required.

If you have further questions, please contact your CSR or our Customs Manager at