In addition to Canada Border Services Agency, there are currently (April 16th 2018) 16 other government departments (OGDs) that are involved in the importation, in-transit movement and exportation of various commodities in and out of Canada. Watch this video to learn how other government departments facilitate the flow of your imported goods.

Many importers find it challenging to identify products subject to OGD requirements and access easily understandable information about those requirements. Should this sound familiar, please do not hesitate to contact our team of Import Specialists who are experienced in handling the import and export of commodities subject to OGD requirements. They can also offer consultation prior to import or export to determine whether your goods will require additional documentation or if specific considerations may be involved when clearing your goods at the border.

Pacific Customs Brokers regularly offers a range of seminars and webinars, to assist importers in becoming aware of their requirements when importing OGD regulated goods. Visit the Trade Compliance Education section of our website to see a current list of seminars and webinars being offered.

April 16, 2018 Update:

If you would like the most recent list of Other Government Departments please visit the Canada Border Services Agency's Reference List for Other Government Departments.

The Other Government Department's listed by CBSA are:

  • Canada Post
  • Canadian Firearms Program
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
  • Competition Bureau
  • Controlled Goods Program
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • National Energy Board
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Transport Canada

Do you have questions or a comment about OGD requirements? Share them in our comments section below or email Ask Your Broker.

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While we strive for accuracy in all our communications, as the Importer of Record it is incumbent upon your company to ensure that you are aware of the requirements under the new regulations so that you maintain compliance as always.