The CBSA's Customs Internet Gateway (CIG) provides the trading community with an alternative delivery channel for transmitting cargo, release and accounting data. Using a public key infrastructure (PKI), participants send and receive data over the Internet. The Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) Certification Authority issues medium-level assurance certificates to each participant who wishes to use electronic transaction methods.
To register for the CIG, participants must first become CRA PKI subscribers. The following documents set out what is required to register as a subscriber:
Participant Requirements Document (PDF, 407Kb)
This document details all the requirements participants must have and the steps to follow to successfully complete the online registration process.
Organization Agreement (PDF, 68Kb)
A senior official who has the authority to bind the organization must sign this agreement. It details the terms and conditions relating to PKI participation and the organization's responsibilities, and identifies individuals appointed to receive and manage digital certificates.
You will require two software packages: an Entrust-enabled package and a CIG client package. Please refer to the CIG Participant Requirements Document for details. You will also need a version 4 or higher browser with 128-bit encryption.
Electronic Commerce Unit
Canada Border Services Agency
250 Tremblay Road, 6th Floor, West Tower
Ottawa ON K1A 0L8
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