Video | How Other Government Departments Affect Imports

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.

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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
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Gloria Terhaar
CCS, CTCS, CBSA Professional Designate

Gloria Terhaar has over 17 years of Canadian customs brokerage experience. She currently works in our Canadian division as a Trade Compliance Supervisor and Regulatory Compliance Specialist. Gloria has extensive experience in all aspects of documentation and regulatory requirements as they relate to importing products into Canada. Gloria is often called upon to train industry with some recent talks for MNP, the Surrey Board of Trade, TFO Canada and the BC Produce Marketing Association. In 2018, Gloria also participated in the Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the Canadian Horticultural Council advocacy event "Fall Harvest" in Ottawa where she participated in advocacy efforts for the Canadain produce industry.

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.