Single Window Initiative – Data Element Rationales
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

All Programs (Animal Health, Feed, Fertilizer Safety, Food, Plant Health, Plants with Novel Traits, and Seed)

CFIA Account NumberFootnote *
This is an optional field for that can be submitted so the billing of fees relating to the shipment can be charged to the clients CFIA Account Number. 
CFIA Payer Name
To validate that the CFIA account number provided is for the intended client (this data must be provided if an account number is provided).
Importer Contact Type
Required in case the importer needs to be contacted regarding the shipment. 
Importer Phone Number
Primary method of contacting the importer.
Importer Fax Number
Secondary method of contacting the importer.
Importer Email
Another secondary method of contacting the importer.
Customs Broker Contact Type
Required in case the customs broker needs to be contacted regarding the shipment.
Customs Broker Phone NumberFootnote *
Primary method of contacting the importers Customs Broker regarding the shipment.
Customs Broker Fax NumberFootnote *
Secondary method of contacting the importers Customs Broker regarding the shipment.
Document TypeFootnote *

The coded identifier of the LPCO (licenses, permits, certificates, other) documents required by AIRS must be provided here.

Documents provided at the transaction level must be applicable to all commodities on this declaration. If not applicable to all commodities please provide documents at the commodity level (SG121).

Document Reference NumberFootnote *
For every CFIA- licence, permit, certificate, or other document provided at the declaration level, the associated reference number identifying the specific issuance of that document must be provided (e.g., if "Certificate of Analysis" was provided, this field must contain the Certificate of Analysis Number).
Image URNFootnote *
If a physical document is required as identified by AIRS for this LPCO, this field must contain a fully-qualified Unique Reference Number (URN) from which an image of a licence, permit, certificate or other document can be accessed by qualified CBSA and CFIA employees.
CFIA Country of OriginFootnote *
Used to identify the commodity and import requirements, when different from Country of Origin.
CFIA State of OriginFootnote *
Used to identify the commodity and import requirements, when different from State of Origin.
AIRS Extension CodeFootnote *
Used to identify the commodity and import requirements.
AIRS End UseFootnote *
Used to identify the commodity and import requirements.
AIRS MiscellaneousFootnote *
Used to identify the commodity and import requirements.
AIRS Registration TypeFootnote *
If required by AIRS, the AIRS Registration Type must be provided in this field exactly as defined in AIRS or it will not pass CFIA validation.
AIRS Registration NumberFootnote *
For every Registration Type provided, the associated "Registration Number" must be provided (e.g., if "Colour of Trailer" was provided, this field must contain the colour of the trailer i.e. Blue).
Commodity Unit CountFootnote *
Used by CFIA to assess risk and validate applicable import requirements
CFIA Country of OriginFootnote *
Used to identify the commodity and import requirements, when different from Commodity Country of Origin.
CFIA State of OriginFootnote *
Used to identify the commodity and import requirements, when different from Commodity State of Origin.
Commodity Delivery Destination Name and AddressFootnote *
Name and location of where the commodity will be delivered and available for inspection.
Commodity Delivery Destination Contact Type
Required in case someone who is knowledgeable about the shipment needs to be contacted with regard to the delivery. 
Commodity Delivery Destination Phone NumberFootnote *
Primary method to contact someone who is knowledgeable about the shipment.
Commodity Delivery Destination Fax NumberFootnote *
Secondary method to contact someone who is knowledgeable about the shipment. 
Commodity Delivery Destination Email
Another secondary method to contact someone who is knowledgeable about the shipment.
Document TypeFootnote *
The coded identifier of the LPCO (licenses, permits, certificates, other) documents required by AIRS must be provided here.
Document Reference NumberFootnote *
For every CFIA- licence, permit, certificate, or other document provided at the declaration level, the associated reference number identifying the specific issuance of that document must be provided (e.g., if "Certificate of Analysis" was provided, this field must contain the Certificate of Analysis Number).
Document LocationFootnote *
If a physical document required is identified by AIRS for this LPCO, this field must contain a fully-qualified Unique Reference Number (URN) from which an image of a licence, permit, certificate or other document can be accessed by qualified CBSA and CFIA employees.
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