Regulated Commodities — Data Element Matching Criteria Tables

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The Regulated Commodities Data Element Matching Criteria Tables consist of two components: A Boolean logic statement and a set of data elements related to each program administered by the Participating Government Departments and Agencies (PGAs). A match between the two confirms that a particular commodity is regulated by a specific program.

Data Element Matching Criteria Tables by Participating Government Departments and Agencies

Examples

Example 1 – A Trade Chain Partner would like to determine if a commodity, identified by HS code 2902300000, is regulated by Health Canada.

Step 1 – Select Health Canada from the list of PGAs for the Data Element Matching Criteria Table.

Step 2 – Use Ctrl+F to search for a specific data element.  In this case, HS code is chosen for the data element.

Step 3 – Type in "2902300000", which is the HS code that might be regulated by one of Health Canada's programs.

Step 4 – HS code 2902300000 will be identified as a valid HS code for the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient's Program.

Health Canada  Data Element Matching Criteria Table
Program HS Code Operator HS Code Intended Use Code Canadian Product Category
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients equal to 2902300000 HC13 HC01

Step 5 – Refer to the Boolean Logic Statement for the Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients Program.  

Program Logic Statement
Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients Match if (Valid HS Code) AND (Valid Intended Use Code) AND (Valid Canadian Product Category)

Step 6 – Apply the following Boolean Logic Statement.

Commodities are regulated by Health Canada's Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients Program when:

  1. HS Code equal to 2902300000 and
  2. The Intended Use Code is HC13 (Generic Manufacturing or Industrial Use) and
  3. The Canada Product Category is HC01 (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients).

Step 7 – Determine if the Intended Use Code is HC13, (Generic Manufacturing or Industrial Use) and the Canada Product Category code is HC01 (Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients).

Step 8 – If all the above are true, then the commodity is regulated by Health Canada's Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients Program.

Refer to the Reference Code Tables for more information on the Intended Use and Canada Product Category codes.

Step 9 – Refer to Appendix B6.1 of Chapter 23 – Single Window Initiative, Integrated Import Declaration (IID), Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document (ECCRD) to ensure that all of Health Canada's mandatory commodity importation data and image requirements are captured.

Example 2 – A Trade Chain Partner would like to determine if a commodity identified by HS code 2903140000 (the most common HS Code for Ozone-depleting substances) is regulated by Environment and Climate Change Canada. 

Step 1 – Select Environment and Climate Change Canada from the list of PGAs for the Data Element Matching Criteria Table.

Step 2 - Use Ctrl+F to search for a specific data element.  In this case, HS code is chosen for the data element.

Step 3 - Type in "2903140000", which is the HS code that might be regulated by one of Environment and Climate Change Canada's programs.

Step 4 - HS code 2903140000 will not be identified as a valid HS code for any of the Environment and Climate Change Canada's programs.

Step 5 - Since HS code 2903140000 is not a matching data element, the commodity is not regulated by Environment and Climate Change Canada's Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Program. 

Co-regulated programs

Some PGA programs co-regulate certain commodities. Refer to Chapter 23 – Single Window Initiative, Integrated Import Declaration (IID), Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document (ECCRD) to ensure that all of the mandatory commodity importation data and image requirements are captured.

The following is a sample list:

  1. Global Affairs Canada (Agriculture Products Program); Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs)
  2. Health Canada (Donor Semen Program); Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs); Environment and Climate Change Canada (Wildlife Enforcement Program)
  3. Transport Canada (Tires Program); Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs)
  4. Environment and Climate Change Canada (Wildlife Enforcement Program); Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs)
  5. Transport Canada (Vehicles Program); Environment and Climate Change Canada (Vehicle and Engine Emissions Program)
  6. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs); Environment and Climate Change Canada (Wildlife Enforcement Program); Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Aquatic Invasive Species Program)
  7. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs); Environment and Climate Change Canada (Wildlife Enforcement Program); Fisheries and Oceans Canada ( Aquatic Biotechnology Program); Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Aquatic Invasive Species Program)
  8. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs); Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Trade Tracking Program)
  9. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs); Environment and Climate Change Canada (Wildlife Enforcement Program); Health Canada (Cells, Tissues and Organs Program)
  10. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (All Programs); Health Canada (Office of Controlled Substances Program)
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