Traffic Tech Customer Testimonial


January 11th, 2018

Announcement by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA): Traffic Tech Meets All Clearance Needs

Montreal, QC—Today’s competitive transportation landscape drives companies to get strategic, build sustainable client relationships and make consistent progress a priority, especially when client clearance needs are at stake. Traffic Tech is working diligently to stay ahead of the curve in light of the 2016 announcement from Canada Border Services Agency. As of April 1st, 2018, 2 legacy release service options, for goods regulated by three federal departments, will be decommissioned:
i) OGD PARS – Canadian Pre-Arrival Review System
ii) OGD RMD - Release on Minimal Documentation
Canada Border Service Agency
The Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) Single Window Initiative streamlines the sharing of commercial import data between the Government of Canada and the import community. It balances the needs of government departments and agencies with today's globally competitive business environment.  Currently the CBSA is working with three participating government departments and with the new SWI system, representing 38 government programs, to offer CBSA clients an incentive—the usage of the Single Windows Initiative (SWI) as of June 1, 2017. The CBSA prioritizes transactions submitted through the SWI/IID (Integrated Import Declaration) system.

The Single Window Initiative (SWI) has two service options:

•    Integrated Import Declaration (IID)
•    License, Permit, Certificate and Other Documentation (LPCO Image)

SWI Program Benefits:

•    Simplified import process
•    Reduced paper
•    Decreased cost of doing business

Traffic Tech is Ready!

The complexity of the new SWI program reinforces the need for additional training, and Traffic Tech’s IID certification allows us to get ahead of the competition. Currently, only 1 in every 6 brokerage houses is certified.

Under IID (Integrated Import Declaration) certification, we can process client shipments up to 90 days before the arrival of goods at the first point of entry into Canada or following the arrival of goods, including non-PGA shipments.  This will give us the ability to set up our internal processes and streamline our client shipments with the least possible delays.

As of June 1, 2017, the CBSA started prioritizing the processing of transactions submitted through Single Window IID over the other release options (PARS & RMD).  What does this mean for Traffic Tech clients? We are cautiously treating all our client’s shipments that are prioritized and processed by the CBSA over customs brokers that are currently not on the CBSA SWI system. Our vast resources allow us to anticipate these changes to effectively meet the clearance needs of our clients and continue providing the best in class services. It is our promise, it is our commitment.
"Traffic Tech always makes sure that things go smoothly and arrive on time. I feel great knowing that once I have booked a shipment, my worries cease to exist."