What is other government department (OGD) clearance?

The CBSA requires OGD clearance for controlled and regulated goods. In accordance with OGD regulations, controlled and regulated goods must be cleared as formal entries under the High Value Shipment (HVS) program, and not the Low Value Shipment (LVS) program. Controlled and regulated goods include but are not limited to: animal products, cosmetics, diamonds, eyeglasses, explosives, food products, hearing aids, nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical products, and radioactive materials.

Depending on the specific government agency requirements and associated clearance procedures, some shipments may be subject to a fee and may also require additional clearance time. Accurate description on the air waybill, Commercial Invoice, and other shipping documentation can help reduce clearance delays.

If you require additional information about how to clear controlled and regulated goods, contact us.