Trade Regulation Updates

CI/LSI/SCI New Declaration Process October 11th

September 26, 2022

On June 4th, 2021 Environment and Climate Change Control Canada (ECCC) announced that the Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations will be repealed and replaced with the Off-Road Compression-Ignition (Mobile and Stationary) and Large Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations (CI/LSI/SCI Regulations).

This message is to follow up on our previous regulation update you would have received on June 3rd, 2021. Although the regulation came into effect on June 4th, 2021, there were additional outstanding programming changes that were needed in order to support the data elements required to be sent to Customs directly through the Single Window Integrated Import Declaration.

Customs is now able to accept the required data and we have implemented the necessary programming for us to declare engines, machines, and equipment regulated by the CI/LSI/SCI Regulation.

This notice is to advise importers that effective October 11th, 2022 the new data elements will be required for all shipments of regulated goods.

What This Means for Importers of CI/LSI/SCI Engines:

You will no longer be required to submit the CI/LSI/SCI form directly to ECCC. Instead, CBSA now requires this information to be provided in your Customs declarations. This can be achieved by completing one of the following forms and ensuring it is submitted to us in advance of the shipment's arrival, or sent in along with the shipment documents, to avoid any delays in Customs clearance. 

ECCC Import Declaration Form or original ECCC CI/LSI/SCI form and include it with your customs documents.

PCB clients receive the benefit of our proactive release process which ensures that their imports are declared with the additional requirements listed above.

  1. Upon receipt of documents our release team ensures all necessary documents that are required for import are included. 
  2. If there are missing elements on any of the documents we will reach out to you to obtain these details.*
  3. Clearance delays and additional fees may apply while we wait to obtain the required information for the declaration to Customs and ECCC.

*Depending on service package, additional fees may apply

For Importers with Bulk Reporting Approval: 

If you are an importer who has Bulk Reporting approval from ECCC to report your imports periodically after importation you will not need to submit the above information.

Instead submit an email confirmation to including your company name and ECCC program(s) you have the authorization for. Your database will be updated to reflect participation in the ECCC bulk reporting program and no additional information will be required. 

Importers are responsible for ensuring that the engines they import meet the Canadian Emissions Standards and may be subject to the Compliance and Enforcement Policy for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 if non-compliant engines are imported. This policy can be found here.

Bulk Reporting with ECCC:

If you wish to become authorized for bulk reporting to ECCC you can contact ECCC directly at:

For additional information, please contact our Trade Advisory services via email at to see how we can help. 

Recap of New Requirements: 

Affected Commodities: 

  • Mobile diesel engines that are typically found in machines used in construction, mining, farming, and forestry applications of the 2006 and later model year
  • Stationary diesel engines that are commonly used to provide electricity in remote communities, to power industrial equipment, and as a back-up or emergency sources of power for buildings manufactured after June 4, 2021
  • Large spark-ignition engines that are typically used in machines such as forklifts, ice resurfacers, small generators and other specialty equipment manufactured after June 4, 2021

Information Required for Importation:

Note: Information requirements may vary based on machine and engine type.

  • Vehicle class (not required for loose engines)
  • Engine class
  • Manufacturer name
  • Make of machine
  • Model of machine
  • Engine identification number
  • Model year of engine
  • Engine family name
  • Engine evaporative name (for some gasoline engines)
  • Compliance statement which identifies emissions standards
  • Evidence of conformity and location it is held at
  • Location and contact information for engines being completed after import

Engine specifications are found on the emissions label affixed to the engine. Importers are also required to obtain (prior to importation and keep on file) proof that the item they are importing meets the required emissions standards for the model year the engine is manufactured for.

Please see the regulations on the Justice Laws Website for complete details. These new regulations introduce new information requirements for certain categories of engines and machines.

Please reach out to us with any questions you have about these new requirements at any time. We are here for you always.