Health Canada

Report
Canada Border Services Agency and Health
Canada
Single Window Initiative
Trade Consultation Session
Pest Management and Regulatory Agency
Program
WebEx
Ottawa, Ontario
July 4, 2013
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Topics
• Background on the Single Window Initiative
• Defining Success
• Opportunities
• Single Window Initiative Development
• Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA)
• Current and future processes
• Additional data elements
• Enhanced Commodity Identification
• Projected benefits for Trade and PMRA
• Next Steps
• Questions and Answers
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Introduction
• The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) considers the
involvement of stakeholders in the design of the Single Window
Initiative (SWI) to be critical to its success.
• Trade Stakeholders have the opportunity to provide input and
feedback on:
• Integrated Import Declaration including data requirements;
• Proposed enhanced commodity identifiers;
• Border Process Modernization.
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Single Window Initiative
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CBSA-led initiative to provide trade with a single entry point for the advance
electronic reporting of import information required to satisfy CBSA and
Participating Government Agencies (PGA) requirements.
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Involves the development of a more efficient, effective and integrated
approach to collecting and consolidating Government of Canada (GoC)
advance commercial information required on all imported goods.
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Responds to calls for action by the trade community to simplify processes at
the border by reducing paper burden and integrating PGA requirements into
current CBSA import processes.
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Provides integrated solutions for commercial processing that balance the
needs of the GoC with today’s globally competitive business environment.
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Defining Success
A more integrated border process whereby:
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Canada and the US achieve an increased measure of data
harmonization for imports into both countries.
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Traders are provided with a single window in each country
through which they can electronically submit all information to
comply with Customs and other government import regulations.
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Data requirements are converted to electronic form using
Customs import data collection mechanisms, minimizing the
requirement for paper requirements in the import process.
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Improved trade facilitation and increased efficiency are achieved
through the use of electronic data interchange.
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Opportunities
• Perform a review of regulatory requirements with
emphasis on modernizing how and when regulatory
requirements are applied;
• Centralize import data collection and share data
with departments and agencies.
• Involve trade in the design in order to capitalize on
current trade practices and business solutions; and
• Modernize business processes for the importation
of regulated goods.
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Business Process Modernization
Better quality, more accurate and more timely information
collected through the IID will:
• Eliminate manual and paper-based processes required for
border compliance;
• Convert border processes to electronic format;
• Allow PGAs to more accurately and efficiently identify
their regulated shipments; and
• Move compliance verification activities to an appropriate
point in the import process (e.g. post-border), allowing for
expedited border processes.
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Integrated Import Declaration
• The IID will be developed as an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
message
• Enhance existing CBSA release processes to include all
Government of Canada (GOC) data required for the
importation of commercial goods;
• Include only data that is essential to make border-related
decisions;
• Eliminate the requirement for paper documents at the
border where possible;
• Enable trade to use product identification methods
available within their supply chains;
• World Customs Organization (WCO) compliant; and
• Aligns with CBSA eManifest ATD requirements.
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IID Benefits
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Transmission of PGA import data through IID provides benefits to Trade
and Government through:
– Elimination of presentation of paper License, Permit, Certificate or Other
(LPCOs) at Border;
– Elimination of redundant data; e.g., no longer need to identify Importer of
goods multiple times through various processes (Permit application,
CBSA import process, permit verification, post-border verification);
– Meet verification of Licenses/Certificates (e.g., Establishment Licences,
Market/Product Authorization) requirements by presentation of data
element(s) in IID; and
– Improved data quality resulting in more certainty at Border
• Issuance of RFIs to allow re-transmission and acceptance prior to the goods
arrival at Border.
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Import Data Elements
• Data elements include the CBSA Release and Participating
Government Agencies (PGA) Admissibility / Release
requirements.
• No new information will be required beyond that which is required
today in the importation processes
o Ongoing analysis is anticipated to lead to a further reduction.
• The PGA requirements are in most cases commodity-related (e.g.
commodity lot number, commodity physical state, etc.).
• New fields have been included to capture authorization
information where still required (e.g. permit number, license
number, etc.).
• Fields to capture commodity identification enhancements.
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Business Processes Improvements
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Using the IID for the pre-arrival collection of import permit
information.
• Eliminating a separate permitting process.
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Verifying pre-approved authorizations for permits and licences.
• Validating a permit / license / certificate number through the
IID.
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Pre-arrival admissibility recommendations on IID information
referred to HC/PHAC for referral.
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Post-border review for compliance.
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SWI Electronic Commerce Client Requirements
Document
• The SWI IID ECCRD provides external system users
with comprehensive information of requirements related
to the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) SWI IID system
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SW Project background, goals, etc;
Business Rules and Transmission requirements;
Data Element Glossary;
IID GOVCBR message structure;
Data maps inbound/outbound (Message Implementation Guide)
• XML and EDIFACT formats;
– Technical systems requirements;
– Certification and Testing requirements.
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Product/Goods Identification Opportunity
• Identifying goods using internationally accepted, wellmaintained and industry-accessible identifiers will benefit
both PGAs and trade.
• More accurate identification of goods allows PGAs to
facilitate low risk shipments across the border.
• Sector-specific identifiers are being considered such
as:
– Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)
– Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number (CAS)
– Taxonomical Serial Number (TSN)
• It is anticipated that multiple identifiers may replace
existing permit information and reduce the overall
amount of data required by industry at the border.
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Pest Management Regulatory Agency
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Pest Management Regulatory Agency
• Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency
(PMRA) is responsible for pesticide regulation in
Canada.
• Pesticides are stringently regulated to ensure minimal
risk is posed to human health and the environment.
• Pesticides are regulated under the Pest Control Products
Act.
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PMRA - Current Import Requirements
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All pest control products imported into Canada must meet Canadian standards
and must bear the Canadian Label.
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Pest control products must undergo an assessment by PMRA before they are
eligible for registration in Canada.
• Registered products are assigned a Pest Control Product Registration number.
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Importations of many pest control products require a paper based Form 6018
(Declaration by Importers of Controls Products) which must accompany the
shipment into Canada.
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A GROU import certificate, Form 6200, is required for all importations of GROU
approved products and must accompany the shipment into Canada.
• A GROU approved container label must accompany the shipments.
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Importers do not provide PMRA any documentation for the importations post
border.
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PMRA Benefits
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The Single Window will validate, pre-arrival, the required data elements for the
importation of goods regulated by PMRA including:
• the pest control registration number;
• research authorization number;
• research notification certificate number;
• own-use certificate numbers; and
• inclusion of the CAS registry number as an enhanced commodity ID.
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This will eliminate the need for the importer to provide paper copies of the Import
Declaration (PMRA Form 6018) and GROU Import Certificate (PMRA Form 6200).
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Single Window will validate scheduled and exempted products against the Pest
Control Product Regulations (PCPR).
• These classes of pesticides are exempt from registration.
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Single Window will assist the PMRA, through digital imaging, with verifying
information before the shipment arrives at the border.
• An electronic image of label information may be included in the IID.
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Trade Benefits
• Eliminate the need for the importer to provide a paper copy of the
Import Declaration (Form 6018).
• Eliminate the need for the importer to provide a paper copy of the
GROU Import Certificate (Form 6200).
• Timelier release recommendations by validating information
against enhanced commodity information.
• Allow for electronic notification to the importer when a shipment
has been referred for detention.
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IID Business Views
The IID Message structure consists of three main levels:
• Declaration Level:
– used to provide information that pertains to the entire declaration/document.
• Goods Group Level:
– to provide "shipment/invoice " level information that pertains to various defined
pieces of the information found at lower levels of the message structure, such as
Commodity/line level information.
• Commodity Detail Level:
– to provide the traditional "line level" goods item detail.
• The IID message structure aligns with the CBSA’s eManifest ATD
message structure to support CBSA commercial process
modernization efforts.
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PMRA IID Business View
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IID Business Glossary
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IID Business Glossary
• The ECCRD contains a business glossary of data elements
providing information on the CBSA names/definitions, WCO
names/definitions and conditions of use.
Data
Element
Name
Message
Function,
coded
Definition
WCO
Data
Element
Name
WCO
Definition
Code supplied Message Code indicating the
by the
Function, function of a
coded
originator to
document.
identify how
the transaction
is to be
processed.
Conditions of
Use:
M = Mandatory
C = Conditional
O = Optional
M
Code 1 = Cancel
Code 9 =
Add/Original
Code 4 =
Change
Code 5 = Amend
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PMRA Data Elements
In addition to the CBSA release requirements that exist today, the IID for
PMRA regulated goods will include the following PMRA required data:
•CAS Number
•Certification Document
•Certification Number
•Guaranteed Concentration
•Product Description – Active
Ingredient Guarantee
•Quantity – Unit Size
•Product Description – Active
Ingredient Name
•Registration Document
•Label Image
•Product Description – Product
Name
•Manufacturer Name
•Purpose of Importation
•Manufacturer Address
•Quantity – Unit Type
•Registration Number
•Research Authorization
Number
•Research Authorization
•UNDG Code
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Enhanced Commodity Identification
• The PMRA’s requirement is to receive better
information specific to identifying a
commodity/product beyond the HS code.
• The PMRA is proposing the use of a Chemical Abstracts
Service (CAS) Registry Number as a commodity
identifier.
• Better commodity/product identification reduces the
amount of information required during the import
process.
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Next Steps
• Review and discuss the data requirements and border process reengineering with your industry members.
• Address questions and comments regarding PMRA import
requirements to Vital Hagenimana.
• Address questions and comments regarding the new PMRA
border process to Marnie McKinstry.
• Continue to support SWI and its consultation activities.
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SWI Contacts
Marnie McKinstry
CBSA A/Manager - SWI Business Design and Development
email: [email protected]
Katherine Jenkins
CBSA A/Manager - SWI Trade Consultations
email: [email protected]
David Pellmann
HC/PHAC Project Director - SWI
email: [email protected]
Terry Byars
CBSA Senior Program Advisor - SWI Business Design and Development
email: [email protected]
Single Window Generic Mailbox:
[email protected]
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