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Environment And Climate Change Canada regulations under the Single Window Initiative

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) informs Canadians about protecting and conserving Canada’s natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.

For Single Window, there are four government programs that fall under ECCC. Those are:

  1. Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Materials
    • Information required in a notice of import, export, or transit with respect to each hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material
  2. Ozone Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives
    • The means by which Canada meets its obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol).
  3. Vehicle and Engine Emissions Program
    • Regulations Amending the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations
  4. Wildlife Enforcement
    • Wildlife enforcement officers enforce Canadian wildlife legislation which protects plant and animal species in Canada including migratory birds.

Intended use and Program conditions

Conditions may apply to determine if data needs to be submitted to Environment and Climate Change Canada, please refer to the ECCC Regulations.

For information about the data element rationales for the ECCC, visit:

For Data Element Matching Criteria Tables complete with HS Tariff Classification cross-reference please refer to
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

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