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Forms

  • Non-fillable forms can be:
    • printed then completed manually.
  • Fillable forms can be:
    • completed on screen then printed; or
    • printed then completed manually.
  • Forms with the "specimen" watermark can be:
    • ordered through the CBSA warehouse in a paper format.

CBSA What's New

Memorandum D11-4-34 - Uniform Regulations - chapters five, six, and seven of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (Tue, 30 Jun 2020)
This memorandum is issued to publish the Uniform Regulations between Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States for the interpretation, application and administration of Chapters Five, Six, and Seven of the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States.
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Memorandum D10-18-8 - Importation of certain poultry and egg products and the Import Control List (ICL) (Tue, 30 Jun 2020)
This new D-Memorandum is a revision the information pertaining to poultry and egg products found in D10-18-4 on the Importation of Certain Agricultural products and the Import Control List (ICL), dated August 14, 2009, which is cancelled by the publication of this new D-memorandum.
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Memorandum D10-18-7 - Importation of certain dairy products and the Import Control List (ICL) (Tue, 30 Jun 2020)
This new D-Memorandum is a revision the information pertaining to dairy product found in D10-18-4 on the Importation of Certain Agricultural products and the Import Control List (ICL), dated August 14, 2009, which is cancelled by the publication of this new D-memorandum.
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Customs Notice 20-23 - Import prohibition on goods produced wholly or in part by forced labour (Tue, 30 Jun 2020)
On November 30, 2018, Canada, Mexico and the United States signed the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Article 23.6 of the CUSMA establishes an obligation for each Party to prohibit the importation of goods that have been produced in whole or in part by forced or compulsory labour.
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Customs Notice 20-22 - The Canada - United States - Mexico Agreement’s (CUSMA) - Regulatory Amendments and New Regulations Made Pursuant to the Customs Act (Fri, 26 Jun 2020)
The purpose of this notice is to advise of the implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the Canada Border Services Agency proposes the following new regulations and regulatory amendments, which will come into effect as of the date of entry into force of the CUSMA, scheduled for July 1, 2020.
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Memorandum D10-15-30 - "Furniture for domestic purposes" (Thu, 25 Jun 2020)
This new memorandum explains the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) interpretation of the term “For domestic purposes” under several tariff items in headings 94.01 and 94.03 in the Customs Tariff.
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Memorandum D2-5-12 (Revised) - Telephone Reporting for General Aviation and Private Boats (Thu, 25 Jun 2020)
This memorandum was expanded in September 2018 to include guidelines and requirements related to CBSA services at a Fixed Base Operator and the requirements for a Telephone Reporting Site/Marine designation.
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Customs Notice 20-21 - Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471 (Fri, 19 Jun 2020)
The Canada Border Services Agency will be decommissioning the legacy Other Government Department (OGD) release service options OGD PARS (SO463) and OGD RMD (SO471) on August 17, 2020.
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Customs Notice 20-20 - Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Fri, 19 Jun 2020)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of amendments to the January 15, 2020 version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff based on the Canada-United States-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (CUSMA) and the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA).
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Memorandum D8-1-1 (Revised) - Administration of Temporary Importation (Tariff Item No. 9993.00.00) Regulations (Mon, 01 Jun 2020)
This document contains updated contact information for Appendix C - Temporary Importation of Goods in Response to an Emergency.
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Customs Notice 20-15 (Revised) - Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold and Simplification to the Proof of Origin Requirements for Goods Imported into Canada (Thu, 21 May 2020)
The notice provides information on the changes for new low value shipment (LVS) thresholds that will be implemented at the time of entry into force of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
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Memorandum D10-14-29 (Revised) - Tariff Classification of Gloves (Wed, 20 May 2020)
The revisions in this memorandum clarify the tariff classification of gloves, reflect changes in the Customs Tariff legislation, and include references to relevant jurisprudence.
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Memorandum D22-1-1 (Revised) - Administrative Monetary Penalty System (Fri, 08 May 2020)
This memorandum has been updated to reflect the changes regarding the penalty assessment' review process resulting from the amendments to the legislation.
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Memorandum D11-4-27 (Revised) - Canada–Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA): Costa Rica Free Zone Regime (Thu, 07 May 2020)
This memorandum has been updated to reflect the Regulations Repealing the CCRFTA Non-entitlement to Preference Regulations effective as of August 8, 2019.
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Customs Notice 20-19 - Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19) (Wed, 06 May 2020)
This notice provides information on the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101, which allows for the relief of customs duty for eligible goods which were imported on or after May 5, 2020.
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Customs Notice 20-18 - Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) De Minimis Threshold with Respect to Customs Duties and Taxes for Courier Imports (Sat, 02 May 2020)
Further to Customs Notice 20-14, Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), dated April 3, 2020, this notice provides information related to the implementation of the CUSMA de minimis threshold with respect to the application of customs duties and taxes on goods imported into Canada and transported by courier form the United States or Mexico.
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Customs Notice 20-17 - Re-classification of “assault style” firearms to prohibited firearms (Fri, 01 May 2020)
Government of Canada announced the Regulations Amending the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted to amend the regulations that re-classify certain firearms as prohibited firearms.
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Memorandum D11-5-16 - Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Rules of Origin (Mon, 27 Apr 2020)
This new memorandum describes the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Rules of Origin.
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Memorandum D3-1-5 (Revised) - International commercial transportation (Thu, 09 Apr 2020)
This memorandum has been revised to remove reference to 9801.10.20 00 in regards to transportation incidental to the international traffic of the goods.
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Customs Notice 20-08 (Revised) - Imported Goods for Emergency Use in Response to COVID-19 (Tue, 07 Apr 2020)
This notice provides information on the use of the Goods for Emergency Use Remission Order (“the Order”), (C.R.C., c. 768) and application of Tariff Item No. 9993.00.00 of the Customs Tariff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Customs Notice 20-15 - Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshhold for Goods Imported into Canada (Sat, 04 Apr 2020)
The notice provides information on the changes for new low value shipment (LVS) thresholds that will be implemented at the time of entry into force of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
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Customs Notice 20-14 - Implementation of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
The notice provides information on the changes to the Customs Tariff that will occur as a result of the implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and summarizes the requirements in order to benefit from the CUSMA’s preferential rates of duty, once the CUSMA enters info force.
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Customs Notice 20-13 - Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): Amendment to the Definition of “Specially Defined Mixtures” in the Canadian Customs Tariff, Chapter 16, Supplementary Note 1. (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
The purpose of this notice is to advise of the change to Supplementary Note 1 to Chapter 16, titled “specially defined mixtures” that will become effective upon the entry into force of the Canada-United States-Mexico (CUSMA) free-trade agreement.
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Customs Notice 20-12 - COVID-19: Tariff Classification and Other Information to Import Medical Supplies (Tue, 31 Mar 2020)
This Customs Notice is for commercial importations of medical supplies.
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Customs Notice 20-11 - Extension of Timeframes for Payment of Customs Duties and GST (COVID-19) (Fri, 27 Mar 2020)
This notice provides information regarding the extension of timeframes for the payment of customs duties and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
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Customs Notice 19-21 (Revised) - Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471 (Tue, 24 Mar 2020)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBSA will be postponing the decommissioning of the legacy OGD release service options until a date later to be determined.
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Customs Notice 20-10 - Waiver of Late Accounting Penalties (COVID-19) (Thu, 19 Mar 2020)
This notice provides information regarding late accounting penalties (LAP).
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Customs Notice 20-09 - Changes in Requesting an Extension to the 90-day Period to Submit Corrections (Wed, 18 Mar 2020)
The purpose of this notice is to advise you that effective immediately, the period of 90 days for submitting corrections, following a CBSA trade compliance verification where errors were found, will automatically be extended by 30 days.
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Customs Notice 20-08 - Imported Goods for Emergency Use in Response to COVID-19 (Mon, 16 Mar 2020)
This notice provides information on the use of the Goods for Emergency Use Remission Order (“the Order”), (C.R.C., c. 768) and application of Tariff Item No. 9993.00.00 of the Customs Tariff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Memorandum D11-8-6 (Revised) - Interpretation of Section 3 of the Imported Goods Records Regulations (Thu, 12 Mar 2020)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D11-8-6 dated August 19, 2015.
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Customs Notice 20-07 - Release of Non-Commercial Goods via the Single Window Initiative (SWI), Integrated Import Declaration (IID) (Tue, 10 Mar 2020)
The purpose of this notice is to inform importers that the Canada Border Services Agency has made a policy decision to allow non-commercial goods to be released using the SWI IID (release service option 911).
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Customs Notice 20-06 - Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Quebec, Quebec) (Tue, 10 Mar 2020)
This notice is being issued to advise brokers/importers that effective March 1st, 2020 the company located at 1405, St-Jean Baptiste ave, Suite 120B, Quebec, will be surrendering their "BW" type highway sufferance warehouse licence.
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Customs Notice 20-05 - Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Miramichi, New Brunswick) (Tue, 10 Mar 2020)
This notice is being issued to advise brokers/importers that effective February 4, 2020 the company located at 98 Whalen Street, Miramichi, NB has surrendered their "BW" type highway sufferance warehouse licence.
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Memorandum D2-3-6 (Revised) - Non-commercial Provincial Tax Collection Programs (Wed, 04 Mar 2020)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D2-3-6 dated May 16, 2017.
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Customs Notice 20-04 - Notice Against Using the Single Window Initiative (SWI), Integrated Import Declaration (IID) to Obtain Release of Goods Imported Via the Postal Stream (Fri, 21 Feb 2020)
This notice is being issued to advise brokers/importers that the Single Window Initiative (SWI), Integrated Import Declaration (IID), Service Option 911 was not designed to process a release request for goods that are imported via the postal stream.
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Memorandum D5-1-1 (Revised) - International mail processing (Thu, 20 Feb 2020)
This memorandum has been updated as the result of a technical review. Revisions to the text do not affect or change any of the existing guidelines or procedures contained in this Memorandum.
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Customs Notice 18-16 - United States Surtax Remission Order (Fri, 14 Feb 2020)
This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the United States Surtax Remission Order, 2018-1272, which is intended to minimize the negative effects of the surtaxes on Canadian companies and the economy by providing relief in exceptional situations.
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Memorandum D20-1-1 (Revised) - Exporter reporting (Mon, 10 Feb 2020)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D20-1-1 dated May 10, 2018.
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Customs Notice 20-03 - Clarifying Proof-of-Report Requirements for Exporters and Carriers (Mon, 10 Feb 2020)
This customs notice will clarify exporter and carrier obligations related to the proof-of-report and offer guidance on how to complete an export declaration in three common exportation scenarios.
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Customs Notice 20-02 - Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Wed, 15 Jan 2020)
This is to advise of an amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff.
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Customs Notice 20-01 - Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import food to Canada (Mon, 06 Jan 2020)
This Customs Notice replaces CN 19-01 Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) coming into force on January 15, 2019.
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Customs Notice 17-19 (revised) - Interim Measures and Issuance of ACI Penalties to Highway Carriers (Sat, 21 Dec 2019)
The Advance Commercial Information (ACI)/eManifest requirements for highway carriers have been mandatory since January 11, 2016 and carriers who do not comply with eManifest requirements may be issued Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMP).
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Customs Notice 19-25 - January 1, 2020 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Thu, 19 Dec 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that the different format files for the January 1, 2020 Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Tariff) are now available on the Customs Tariff page of the CBSA website.
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Customs Notice 19-24 - Cannabis: Edibles, Extracts and Topicals Customs Excise Duty Procedures (Wed, 11 Dec 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to inform importers on the calculation of the amounts of excise duty and any additional duty to be imposed on edible cannabis, cannabis extracts or cannabis topical products, as per legislative changes to the Excise Act, 2001, when importing these goods into Canada for medical or scientific purposes.
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Memorandum D19-6-3 (Revised) - Importation of Energy-using Products (Wed, 11 Dec 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D19-6-3 dated April 26, 2019.
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Customs Notice 19-23 - FAST Notices for Trusted Trader Programs (Mon, 09 Dec 2019)
The purpose of this Notice is to advise that on December 9th, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) amended the eligibility criteria for Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Membership
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Memorandum D3-6-6 (Revised) - Rail Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements (Tue, 03 Dec 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D3-6-6 dated May 26, 2017.
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Memorandum D19-7-4 (Revised) - Importation of Engines, Vehicles, Vessels and Machines (Tue, 03 Dec 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D19-7-7 dated August 19, 2019.
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Customs Notice 19-22 - Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program 2020 Software Release and New Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS) (Mon, 25 Nov 2019)
The purpose of this Notice is to inform exporters and customs service providers (CSPs) of the following upcoming changes
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Memorandum D3-1-1 (Revised) - Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Tue, 19 Nov 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D3-1-1 dated May 26, 2017.
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Memorandum D19-7-2 (Revised) - Requirements Concerning the Importation and Exportation of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives and certain Products Containing or Designed to Contain these Substances (Sat, 02 Nov 2019)
This memorandum has been updated to reflect requirements under the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, including the amendment that came into force on April 16, 2018.
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Customs Notice 19-21 - Decommissioning of the legacy release service options other government department pre-arrival system 463 and other government department release on minimum documentation 471 (Wed, 23 Oct 2019)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is amending the decommissioning date of the legacy other government department (OGD) release service options OGD pre-arrival system (PARS) (SO463) and OGD release on minimum Documentation (RMD) (SO471), to April 1, 2020.
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Memorandum D10-15-29 - Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02 (Fri, 27 Sep 2019)
The CBSA will be updating the content of Memorandum D10-15-29 in response to a decision by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on the tariff classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02.
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Memorandum D10-15-26 (Revised) - Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere (Fri, 27 Sep 2019)
This memorandum has been updated to further specify how to meet the conditional relief requirement "to be employed in a noxious atmosphere" and substantiate that the goods are intended to be employed in a noxious atmosphere.
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Memorandum D10-15-26 (Revised) - Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere (Tue, 17 Sep 2019)
This memorandum has been updated to further specify how to meet the conditional relief requirement "to be employed in a noxious atmosphere" and substantiate that the goods are intended to be employed in a noxious atmosphere.
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Customs Notice 19-18 - Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) - Minor Processing Operations (Fri, 13 Sep 2019)
On May 28, 2018, Canada and Israel signed the Canada-Israel Free Trade Amending Protocol 2018, amending the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA or Agreement) that originally came into force on January 1, 1997.
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Customs Notice 19-20 - General Import Permit No. 83 – Aluminum Products (Fri, 13 Sep 2019)
The purpose of this Notice is to inform importers of the aluminum import monitoring program. Effective September 1, 2019, the Governor in Council has added certain aluminum products to the Import Control List (ICL) as item 83 and the Minister of Foreign Affairs has issued General Import Permit (GIP) No. 83 for importing certain aluminum products.
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Memorandum D3-4-2 (Revised) - Highway Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements (Thu, 12 Sep 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D3-4-2 dated May 25, 2017.
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Customs Notice 19-19 - Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Wed, 28 Aug 2019)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of an amendment to the August 8, 2019 version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff.
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Customs Notice 19-18 - Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) - Minor Processing Operations (Wed, 28 Aug 2019)
On May 28, 2018, Canada and Israel signed the Canada-Israel Free Trade Amending Protocol 2018, amending the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA or Agreement) that originally came into force on January 1, 1997.
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Customs Notice 19-08 (Revised) - Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Tue, 27 Aug 2019)
This update provides information on the implementation of the Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Exclusions), SOR/2019-313, as well as on the Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods Remission Order (Surtax Remission Order), SOR/2019-315, which came into effect on August 23, 2019.
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Memorandum D11-11-1 (Revised) - National Customs Rulings (NCR) (Mon, 26 Aug 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D11-11-1 dated July 30, 2019.
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Memorandum D3-2-1 (Revised) - Air Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements (Fri, 23 Aug 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D3-2-1 dated August 05, 2015.
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Memorandum D2-5-1 (Revised) - Charter Access to Airports (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D2-5-1 dated May 1, 2017.
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Memorandum D19-7-4 (Revised) - Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification (Mon, 19 Aug 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D19-7-4 dated May 15, 2018.
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Customs Notice 19-17 - Guidelines updates for Post-Arrival Manual Amendments for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest) (Wed, 14 Aug 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise warehouse operators, carriers, freight forwarders, and their service providers, who transact business electronically with the CBSA that Form BSF673 as well as the Guidelines for the Use of BSF673 have been updated to reflect how and where the form is to be presented.
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Customs Notice 19-16 - Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Tue, 13 Aug 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise of an amendment to the July 1, 2019 version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff.
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Memorandum D11-11-3 (Revised) - Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification (Fri, 09 Aug 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D11-11-3 dated September 30, 2014.
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Memorandum D11-11-1 (Revised) - National Customs Rulings (NCR) (Tue, 30 Jul 2019)
This memorandum has been revised to update the sections as to who may apply for a valuation, origin or marking NCR, and who can sign the consent statement.
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Memorandum D14-1-8 (Revised) - Re-investigation Policy – Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) (Fri, 19 Jul 2019)
Revisions were made in this memorandum to explain a new procedure for submitting representations to the CBSA in respect of the need for updated values as well as a new review process that will be conducted by the CBSA, referred to as normal value reviews.
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Customs Notice 19-15 - Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters (Thu, 11 Jul 2019)
This Customs Notice announces an amendment to the Duty Free Shop Regulations.
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Customs Notice 18-16 (Revised) - United States Surtax Remission Order (Mon, 08 Jul 2019)
This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the United States Surtax Remission Order: SOR/2018-1272 which is intended to minimize the negative effects of the surtaxes on Canadian companies and the economy by providing relief in exceptional situations.
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Customs Notice 19-14 - Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters (Mon, 08 Jul 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that the CBSA will eliminate the paper reporting process Export Declaration form (B13A) and implement mandatory electronic reporting for exporters.
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Memorandum D10-14-27 - Tariff Classification of Front-mount Mowers (Tue, 02 Jul 2019)
This memorandum has been updated to reflect changes made in the Customs Tariff
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Customs Notice 19-13 - Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Wed, 26 Jun 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise of an amendment to the January 14, 2019 version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
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Memorandum D10-15-29 - Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02 (Thu, 20 Jun 2019)
This new memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) interpretative policy with respect to the tariff classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpacks (rucksacks) and handbags of heading 42.02 of the Customs Tariff
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Customs Notice 19-12 - Courier Low Value Shipment Program Redesign (Wed, 19 Jun 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that effective June 3, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has placed a moratorium on applications to the CLVS Program
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Customs Notice 19-11 - Removal of the Interim Highway Process for in-bond Shipments (Thu, 06 Jun 2019)
This notice removes the requirement for highway carriers to complete and present a paper cargo control document (A8A(B)) for in-bond shipments, in conjunction with their electronic cargo transmission, effective July 1st 2019.
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Customs Notice 18-17 (Revised) - Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Wed, 29 May 2019)
This update provides information on the implementation of the Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods Refund Order (Refund Order), SOR/2019-129, which came into effect on May 9, 2019.
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Memorandum D19-13-2 (Revised) - Importing and Exporting Firearms, Weapons and Devices (Wed, 29 May 2019)
This memorandum replaces Memorandum D19-13-2 dated November 3, 2016.
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Customs Notice 19-10 - Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Summerside, Prince Edward Island) (Thu, 23 May 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that: (a) effective April 1, 2019 the company located at 125 Ryan Street, P.O. Box 1350 Summerside, Prince Edward Island has surrendered their “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse license. (b) the Canada Border Services Agency has decided not to advertise for a new highway sufferance warehouse at this port.
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Customs Notice 19-09 - Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) (Sun, 19 May 2019)
Effective May 19, 2019, the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum): SOR/2018-152 and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods): SOR/2018-153 imposing surtax on certain products originating in the United States are repealed.
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Customs Notice 18-08 (Revised) - Surtaxes Imposed on Certain Products Originating in the United States (Thu, 16 May 2019)
This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum): SOR/2018-152 and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods): SOR/2018-153, effective July 1, 2018, regarding surtax provisions on certain products originating in the United States.
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Memorandum D19-8-5 (Revised) - Import Prohibitions and Requirements for Commercial Importers of Aquatic Species and for Travellers Under the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations (Mon, 13 May 2019)
This Memorandum advises importers, travellers, customs brokers and service providers of the import prohibitions and requirements under the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations, (SOR/2015-121), which have been in effect since May 29, 2015.
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Customs Notice 19-08 - Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Fri, 10 May 2019)
This notice provides information on the implementation of the Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Final Safeguards), SOR/2019-127, imposing final safeguard measures on subject Heavy Plate and Stainess Steel Wire, effective May 13, 2019.
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Customs Notice 19-07 - Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters (Tue, 07 May 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that itrescinds and replaces Customs Notice 19-03, Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters, and is issued to amend the information on how shipping companies using foreign-flagged vessels to reposition empty containers (that they own or lease) in Canadian waters (on a non-revenue basis) are to be treated.
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Customs Notice 19-06 - Relocation of Commercial Office, Halifax, N.S. (Tue, 30 Apr 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that: effective May 27, 2019, The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) commercial office at 3139 Oxford Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia will relocate to 263 Suzie Lake Crescent, in Bayers Lake, Nova Scotia.
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Customs Notice 18-19 (Revised) - Cannabis Customs Excise Duty Procedures (Tue, 30 Apr 2019)
This notice has been updated to advise on cannabis oils excise duty rates may be found on the Canada Revenue Agency website and will be active in the Customs Commercial System (CCS) beginning May 1, 2019.
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Memorandum D19-6-3 (Revised) - Importation of Energy-using Products (Fri, 26 Apr 2019)
This Memorandum supersedes Memorandum D19-6-3, published on February 24, 2016.
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Memorandum D2-5-12 (Revised) - Telephone Reporting for General Aviation and Private Boats (Thu, 25 Apr 2019)
This memorandum was expanded in September 2018 to include guidelines and requirements related to CBSA services at a Fixed Base Operator and the requirements for a Telephone Reporting Site/Marine designation.
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Memorandum D5-1-5 (Revised) - Damaged Mail (Wed, 24 Apr 2019)
This Memorandum supersedes Memorandum D5-1-5, published on September 29, 1995.
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Customs Notice 18-17 (Revised) - Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Tue, 16 Apr 2019)
This notice has been updated to reflect when provisional safeguards will cease, taking into consideration the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s April 3, 2019 report on safeguards.
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Memorandum D2-5-13 (Revised) - International to Domestic Connections Process (Tue, 09 Apr 2019)
This Memorandum supersedes Memorandum D2-5-13, published on September 19, 2018.
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Customs Notice 19-05 - Changes to Administrative Monetary Penalties Contraventions C004, C080, C081, C082, C083, C152, C157, C168, C169, C214, C215, C216, C217, C218, C223, C224, C298, C336, C350, C351, C352 and C353 (Tue, 05 Mar 2019)
This notice provides changes to Administrative Monetary Penalties Contraventions C004, C080, C081, C082, C083, C152, C157, C168, C169, C214, C215, C216, C217, C218, C223, C224, C298, C336, C350, C351, C352 and C353.
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Customs Notice 19-04 - The use of the generic sub-location (9000) code in all modes (Thu, 28 Feb 2019)
This notice provides clarification regarding the use of the 9000 generic type sub-location (Warehouse Office) code on cargo reports in all modes.
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Memorandum D10-18-6 - First-come, First-served Agricultural Tariff Rate Quotas (Tue, 19 Feb 2019)
This Memorandum supersedes Memorandum D10-18-6, published on March 10, 1998.
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Customs Notice 18-17 (Revised) - Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Mon, 04 Feb 2019)
This notice has been updated to reflect the Order Amending the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods SOR/2019-35, which came into force on February 2, 2019.
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Memorandum D2-4-1 (Revised) - Temporary Importation of Conveyances by Residents of Canada (Tue, 29 Jan 2019)
This memorandum has been updated due to a technical revision. Revisions to the text do not affect or modify any of the existing guidelines or procedures contained in this memorandum.
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Memorandum D19-1-1 (Revised) - Food, Plants, Animals and Related Products (Thu, 24 Jan 2019)
This memorandum has been revised to reflect the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) coming into force.
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Customs Notice 19-03 - Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters (Wed, 16 Jan 2019)
As part of Transportation 2030, the Government of Canada made changes to laws through the Transportation Modernization Act (Bill C-49) that will improve the transportation system. This included changes to the Coasting Trade Act.
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Customs Notice 19-02 - Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Thu, 10 Jan 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that Vietnam has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Tariff (CPTPP) Agreement.
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Customs Notice 19-01 - Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) coming into force on January 15, 2019 (Tue, 08 Jan 2019)
The purpose of this notice is to advise importers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into force on January 15, 2019. Under the SFCR, new requirements will apply to businesses and individuals importing food, including non-alcoholic beverages into Canada.
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Customs Notice 17-19 (Revised) - Interim Measures and Issuance of ACI Penalties to Highway Carriers (Tue, 08 Jan 2019)
Revisions were made to the title and paragraph 2.
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Memorandum D14-1-7 (Revised) - Assessment and Payment of Duties Under the Special Import Measures Act (Wed, 02 Jan 2019)
This memorandum has been revised to reflect the recent amendments to the Special Import Measures Act and the Special Import Measures Regulations.
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Customs Notice 18-27 - Regulatory Amendments and New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) (Thu, 27 Dec 2018)
Regulatory Amendments and New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
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Memorandum D19-9-2 (Revised) - Importation and Exportation of Cannabis, Controlled Substances and Precursors (Thu, 27 Dec 2018)
Amendments were made to paragraphs 28 and 29.
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Customs Notice 18-26 - January 1, 2019 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Fri, 21 Dec 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that the different format files for the January 1, 2019 Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Tariff) are now available on the Customs Tariff page of the CBSA website.
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Customs Notice 18-25 - New requirements under the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (Thu, 20 Dec 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to advise the trading community that the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR) were amended. The Regulations amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations came into force on April 16, 2018.
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Customs Notice 18-24 - Provisional Safeguards – In-transit Steel Goods Remission Order (Wed, 19 Dec 2018)
This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the In-Transit Steel Goods Remission Order (Order), SOR/2018-1610, which came into effect on December 17, 2018.
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Customs Notice 18-16 (Revised) - United States Surtax Remission Order (Wed, 19 Dec 2018)
This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the United States Surtax Remission Order which is intended to minimize the negative effects of the surtaxes on Canadian companies and the economy by providing relief in exceptional situations.
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Customs Notice 18-23 - Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Fri, 07 Dec 2018)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of an amendment to the September 1, 2018 version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff.
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Customs Notice 18-22 - Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) (Wed, 05 Dec 2018)
This customs notice is to inform you of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) that will be implemented in Canada, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore on December 30, 2018.
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Memorandum D2-6-7 (Revised) - Use of Form BSF241, Non-monetary General Receipt (Tue, 04 Dec 2018)
This memorandum outlines the use of Form BSF241, Non-monetary General Receipt as it applies to goods or currency and monetary instruments that are abandoned to the Crown or detained by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
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Customs Notice 18-21 - Changes to the Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations (Customs Self Assessment Authorizations) (Tue, 04 Dec 2018)
The purpose of this Notice is to advise that on June 12, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) amended the Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations to replace the use of the term “Good Character”.
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Customs Notice 18-05 (Revised) - Importation of Vaping Products - under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TPVA) (Wed, 28 Nov 2018)
This customs notice is to advise that the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TPVA) has received Royal Assent and came into force on May 23, 2018.
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Memorandum D2-2-3 (Revised) - Seasonal Residents’ Effects - Tariff Item No. 9829.00.00 (Tue, 27 Nov 2018)
This memorandum outlines and explains the conditions under which seasonal residents may import goods without the payment of duties.
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Memorandum D2-1-4 (Revised) - Casual Donations – Tariff Item No. 9816.00.00 Act (Mon, 26 Nov 2018)
This memorandum outlines and explains the interpretation of tariff item No. 9816.00.00 set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.
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Memorandum D14-1-3 (Revised) - Re-determinations and Appeals Under the Special Import Measures Act (Fri, 23 Nov 2018)
This memorandum explains the procedures to request re-determinations and file appeals under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA).
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Customs Notice 18-15 (Revised) - Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario) (Wed, 07 Nov 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that: (a) effective November 30, 2018 the company located at 1255 Leeds Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario will be surrendering their “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse licence. (b) the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advertising for a new highway sufferance warehouse in this area.
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Customs Notice 18-20 - Grace Period for Late Accounting Penalty (LAP) related to the United States Surtax Remission Order (Mon, 29 Oct 2018)
Following the recent United States Surtax Remission Order that came into effect on October 11, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recognizes the difficulties importers and their representatives had in properly accounting for imports affected by this remission order due to system restrictions.
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Memorandum D19-9-2 (Revised) - Importation and Exportation of Cannabis, Controlled Substances and Precursors (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)
The Cannabis Act and its regulations (not pertaining to police enforcement) are administered by Health Canada, and establish a legislative framework to provide restricted access to cannabis and control its production, distribution, sale, import, export and possession.
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Customs Notice 18-19 - Cannabis Customs Excise Duty Procedures (Tue, 16 Oct 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to inform importers and customs brokers on the calculation of the amounts of cannabis duty and additional cannabis duty to be imposed on packaged cannabis products, as per legislative changes to the Excise Act, 2001, when importing these goods into Canada.
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Customs Notice 18-18 - Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations (Fri, 12 Oct 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to advise the trading community that Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations is anticipated to be published in Canada Gazette Part II in fall 2018, as Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) indicated in the Forward Regulatory Plan 2018-2020.2.
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Customs Notice 18-17 - Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (Thu, 11 Oct 2018)
This notice provides information on the implementation of the Order Imposing a Surtax on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods (the Order), registered on October 11, 2018 and which comes into force October 25, 2018.
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Customs Notice 18-16 - United States Surtax Remission Order (Thu, 11 Oct 2018)
This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the United States Surtax Remission Order which is intended to minimize the negative effects of the surtaxes on Canadian companies and the economy by providing relief in exceptional situations.
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Customs Notice 18-15 - Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario) (Wed, 10 Oct 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that: (a) effective November 30, 2018 the company located at 1255 Leeds Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario will be surrendering their “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse licence. (b) the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advertising for a new highway sufferance warehouse in this area.
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Customs Notice 18-14 - Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program (Tue, 09 Oct 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to provide information on the Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program (ASECC) pilot program, a risk-based alternative approach for clearing commercial cargo and conveyances in the marine mode, for specific vessels destined to the Arctic.
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Memorandum D2-5-12 (Revised) - Telephone Reporting for General Aviation and Private Boats (Wed, 26 Sep 2018)
This memorandum is a combination and update of former information contained in memoranda D2-5-10 and D2-5-12 previously cancelled on November 27, 2012.
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Memorandum D9-1-17 (Revised) - Canada Border Services Agency’s Determination Procedures for Obscenity and Hate Propaganda (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
This memorandum outlines and explains the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) procedures when dealing with suspect obscenity and hate propaganda (including sedition and treason).
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Memorandum D2-5-13 (New) - International to Domestic Connections Process (Thu, 20 Sep 2018)
This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) requirements and procedures for Canadian Airport Authorities that operate the International to Domestic Connections Process.
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Memorandum D19-12-1 (Revised) - Import Vehicles (Wed, 19 Sep 2018)
This memorandum outlines and explains the legislation, regulations and general guidelines that apply to the importation of vehicles.
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Memorandum D6-2-3 (Revised) - Refund of Duties (Mon, 10 Sep 2018)
This memorandum provides the legislation and explains the policy and procedures for the refund of duties.
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Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Mandate Letter (August 28, 2018) (Wed, 29 Aug 2018)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presents mandate letter to Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Blair
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Memorandum D17-1-8 (Revised) - Release Prior to Payment Privilege (Sat, 18 Aug 2018)
This memorandum explains the policies and procedures related to the privilege associated with the release of imported goods prior to payment of duties and taxes and how to post security for the acceptance of uncertified cheques.
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Memorandum D16-1-1 (Revised) - Information Pertaining to the Application, Collection, and Adjustment of a Surtax (Fri, 17 Aug 2018)
This memorandum provides information concerning the administration and enforcement of surtax orders under sections 53, 55(1), 60, 63, 68(1), or 78 of the Customs Tariff.
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Memorandum D11-4-20 (Revised) - Procedures for Verifications of Origin Under a Free Trade Agreement (Tue, 07 Aug 2018)
This memorandum outlines and explains the verification procedures pursuant to sections 42 and 97.201 of the Customs Act, Article 506 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article E-06 of the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), Article 5.6 and Annex 5.6.2 of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), Article V.6 of the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) and the Regulations of the NAFTA, CCFTA, CIFTA and CCRFTA, Article 406 of the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA), Article 406 of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA), Article 24 of Annex C of the Canada-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA), and Article 5-6 of the Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (CJFTA) and Article 4.07 of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPAFTA).
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Customs Notice 18-12 - Coasting Trade Vessels Leaving Canadian Waters (Wed, 01 Aug 2018)
Commencing on the date of issuance of this Customs Notice, a coasting trade licence will no longer be cancelled by the CBSA when a vessel leaves Canadian waters, unless the vessel has completed the activity for which the licence was issued or if the authorized dates indicated on the licence have passed.
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Customs Notice 18-11 - Grace Period for Late Accounting Penalty (LAP) related to surtax (Tue, 31 Jul 2018)
Following the recent surtax that came into effect on July 1st, 2018, and in recognition of the consequent difficulties importers and their representatives had in properly accounting for imported goods in a timely manner, the Canada Border Services Agency has decided to provide for a 10 day grace period for LAPs issued between July 1 2018 and July 10 2018 inclusively.
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Customs Notice 18-10 - Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Edmundston, New Brunswick) (Mon, 30 Jul 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that: (a) effective July 31, 2018 the company located at 636 Principale Street, Saint-Jacques, NB will be surrendering their “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse licence. (b) the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has decided not to advertise for a new highway sufferance warehouse at this port.
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Customs Notice 18-08 (Revised) - United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) (Wed, 11 Jul 2018)
This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods), effective July 1, 2018, regarding surtax provisions on certain products originating in the United States
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Customs Notice 18-09 - Time Frames for the Release of Commercial Goods (Thu, 05 Jul 2018)
The purpose of this notice is to inform importers and customs brokers of an upcoming change in policy, regarding the earliest time frames in which goods may be released
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Memorandum D16-1-1 (Revised) - Information pertaining to the application, collection, and adjustment of a surtax (Fri, 29 Jun 2018)
This memorandum provides information concerning the administration and enforcement of surtax orders under sections 53(2), 55(1), 60, 63(1), 68(1), 77.1(2), 77.6(2) or 78(1) of the Customs Tariff.
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Customs Notice 18-08 - United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) (Fri, 29 Jun 2018)
This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods), effective July 1, 2018, regarding surtax provisions on certain products originating in the United States
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Memorandum D18-2-1 (Revised) - Imported Tobacco Products and the Return of Canadian Manufactured Tobacco Products (Wed, 27 Jun 2018)
This memorandum describes the packaging, stamping and labelling requirements and procedures for weighing imported tobacco products when determining customs duties. It also outlines the procedures to be followed for the return of Canadian manufactured tobacco products.
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Customs Notice 18-07 - Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Tue, 26 Jun 2018)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of an amendment to the January 1, 2018 version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
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Customs Notice 18-06 - Fee Increase ~ Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program (Wed, 20 Jun 2018)
The Canada Border Services Agency has been notified by Transport Canada, Registrar of Imported Vehicles that certain fees are being increased as of August 1, 2018
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Customs Notice 17-17 (Revised) - Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s Import Restrictions on Salamanders (Mon, 18 Jun 2018)
To prevent the introduction of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) into Canada’s ecosystems and to protect native species of salamanders, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is implementing import restrictions on all species of salamanders entering Canada for a one year period.
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Memorandum D19-14-1 (Revised) - Cross-border Currency and Monetary Instruments Reporting (Tue, 29 May 2018)
This memorandum explains the legislative and regulatory provisions, guidelines, and procedures associated with the requirement to report to the CBSA the physical cross border movement of currency or monetary instruments.
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Memorandum D19-7-4 (New) - Importation of Vehicles, Engines, Vessels and Machines (Tue, 15 May 2018)
This memorandum has been issued to reflect requirements for the importation of vehicles, engines, vessels and machines, as outlined in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 and its regulations.
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Customs Notice 18-04 - Changes to the Interim Process for Electronic House Bills (Fri, 11 May 2018)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has developed an interim process to address current security and program integrity concerns until systems enhancements for electronic house bill requirements and functionality are deployed.
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Memorandum D20-1-1 (Revised) - Exporter Reporting (Thu, 10 May 2018)
This memorandum outlines and explains the obligations, guidelines, and procedures for reporting goods that are exported from Canada.
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Memorandum D1-16-3 (Revised) - Guidelines for the Access to Use, and Disclosure of Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data (Tue, 24 Apr 2018)
This memorandum provides administrative guidelines on the access, use, and disclosure of API and PNR data within the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), as well as information regarding access and correction requests for this data.
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Memorandum D3-1-8 (Revised) - Cargo – Export Movements (Thu, 19 Apr 2018)
This memorandum outlines and explains the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requirements and administrative policies regarding the report and control of cargo exported from Canada by air, highway, marine and rail carriers.
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Memorandum D11-5-6 (Revised) - Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) Rules of Origin (Wed, 18 Apr 2018)
This revised memorandum will provide a stable link to the official version of the CIFTA Rules of Origin Regulations.
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Memorandum D11-5-10 (Revised) - Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (CJFTA) Rules of Origin (Wed, 18 Apr 2018)
This memorandum provides a stable link to the Department of Justice for the official version of the CJFTA Rules of Origin Regulations that are used to determine the entitlement of goods to preferential tariff treatment under the Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement (CJFTA).
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Memorandum D2-5-11 (Revised) - Guidelines for Commercial Air Carriers for the Processing of Prescribed Traveller Information (Tue, 17 Apr 2018)
This memorandum has been revised to provide more precise policy direction to commercial air carriers.
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Memorandum D19-4-1 (Revised) - Export and Import of Cultural Property (Thu, 12 Apr 2018)
This memorandum explains the legislation, how exporters may obtain a cultural property export permit, and the permit issuance procedure.
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Customs Notice 18-03 - Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471 (Tue, 10 Apr 2018)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the intention to decommission the legacy release service options (SO) Other Government Departments (OGD) PARS (SO463) and OGD RMD (SO471) by April 1, 2018.
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Memorandum D11-4-32 (New) - Application of the De Minimis Provision to Textile and Apparel Goods under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (Thu, 29 Mar 2018)
This memorandum provides clarification regarding the general application of the NAFTA de minimis provision for textile and apparel goods of Chapters 50 to 63 of the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.
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Arrests, detentions and removals - Quarterly Detention Statistics 2017-2018 (Fri, 16 Mar 2018)
Quarterly Detention Statistics 2017-2018
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Memorandum D10-15-28 (New) - Tariff Classification of Footwear, Covering the Ankle (Wed, 14 Mar 2018)
This memorandum provides clarification with respect to the term "covering the ankle", as found in Chapter 64 of the Customs Tariff.
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Memorandum D2-1-1 (Revised) - Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances by Non-residents (Wed, 21 Feb 2018)
This memorandum explains the entitlements and outlines the conditions under which non-residents may temporarily import their baggage and conveyances without payment of duty and taxes. The purpose of this update is to clarify the conditions of eligibility to Tariff Item No. 9803.00.00 and update the number of form CBSA Report from E99 to BSF375.
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Memorandum D17-1-3 (Revised) - Casual Importations (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
This Memorandum outlines the accounting documents and procedures to be used to account for casual goods at the CBSA. Paragraph 1(e) has been amended to clarify the processing related to goods and conveyances imported into Canada and classified under Tariff Number 9803.00.00.
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Memorandum D11-4-6 (Revised) - Rules of Origin for the New Zealand and Australia Tariff Treatments (Thu, 15 Feb 2018)
This memorandum contains a link to the official version of the Australia Tariff and New Zealand Tariff Rules of Origin Regulations. The memorandum also contains guidelines regarding the proof of origin and shipping requirements for the New Zealand tariff treatment (NZT) and Australia tariff treatment (AUT).
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Memorandum D11-4-5 (Revised) - Rules of Origin Respecting Commonwealth Caribbean Countries (Tue, 13 Feb 2018)
This memorandum contains a link to the official version of the Commonwealth Caribbean Countries Tariff Rules of Origin Regulations.
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Memorandum D13-4-10 (Revised) - Price Reductions (Tue, 06 Feb 2018)
This memorandum outlines and explains the treatment of price reductions in determining the value for duty under the transaction value method, in accordance with section 48 of the Customs Act.
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Memorandum D11-5-3 (Revised) - Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) Rules of Origin (Tue, 06 Feb 2018)
This memorandum provides a stable link to the Department of Justice for the official version of the CCRFTA Rules of Origin Regulations that are used to determine the entitlement of goods to preferential tariff treatment under the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA).
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Memorandum D11-5-4 (Revised) - Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) Rules of Origin (Tue, 06 Feb 2018)
This memorandum provides a stable link to the Department of Justice for the official version of the CCFTA Rules of Origin Regulations that are used to determine the entitlement of goods to preferential tariff treatment under the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).
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Customs Notice 18-02 - Exports of waste materials and recyclables and scrap materials to China under the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (Fri, 05 Jan 2018)
As of October 21, 2016, according to the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations (EIHWHRMR), waste and recyclable material being exported for disposal or recycling are considered hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material if: a. they are defined as, or considered to be, “hazardous” under the legislation of the importing country or that of a transit country; b. their importation is prohibited under the legislation of the importing country; or c. they are one of the “hazardous wastes” or “other wastes” in the Basel Convention, and the importing country is a party to the Basel Convention
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Customs Notice 18-01 - Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Decision on Centrifugal Opening Knives (Fri, 05 Jan 2018)
This Notice is to advise interested parties that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has rendered a decision in Appeal No. AP-2017-012, T. LaPlante v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency regarding knives which open automatically by centrifugal force (centrifugal knives).
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Memorandum D21-1-1 (Revised) - Customs Privileges for Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and Accredited International Organizations (Tariff Item No. 9808.00.00) (Thu, 04 Jan 2018)
This memorandum has been amended to reflect the department name change from "Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)" to "Global Affairs Canada (GAC)" and to provide updated phone numbers for GAC in paragraph 13.
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Radio Frequency Identification Technology (Wed, 13 Dec 2017)
The Canada Border Services Agency is adding Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to traveller lanes at select ports of entry.
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Customs Notice 17-37 - January 1, 2018 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Mon, 11 Dec 2017)
The purpose of this notice is to advise that the different format files for the January 1, 2018 Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Tariff) are now available on the Customs Tariff page of the CBSA website. The 2018 Tariff reflects the scheduled rate reductions contained within the legislation of individual free trade agreements.
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Canada Border Services Agency Blueprint 2020 Report on Public Service Renewal Results, December 2017 (Fri, 08 Dec 2017)
Blueprint 2020 is the Government of Canada-wide initiative that encourages all federal public servants to develop ideas to transform the Public Service over the long term. It empowers everyone to take action and guides public servants as they work to improve the lives of Canadians.
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Memorandum D10-15-27 (New) - Tariff Classification of Safety Headgear of Subheading 6506.10 (Mon, 04 Dec 2017)
This memorandum outlines the CBSA’s administrative policy with respect to safety headgear of subheading 6506.10.
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Canada Border Services Agency Quarterly Financial Report - For the quarter ended September 30, 2017 (Wed, 29 Nov 2017)
This Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) has been prepared as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board. This quarterly report should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates, Supplementary Estimates A, Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2016 (Budget 2016) and Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2017 (Budget 2017).
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Memorandum D11-4-13 (Revised) - Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Under Free Trade Agreements (Wed, 29 Nov 2017)
1.This memorandum has been revised to reflect the implementation of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Changes have been made to the “Guidelines and General Information” to provide policy and procedural information related to the administration of this free trade agreement.
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Memorandum D10-15-26 (Revised) - Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere (Mon, 27 Nov 2017)
This memorandum has been updated to clarify the definition of “noxious atmosphere”.
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Consultation notice: Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Add the Cannabis Act and Certain Cannabis Offences to the Regulations that Govern Transborder Criminal Inadmissibility and Immigration Detention Factors (Wed, 22 Nov 2017)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is responsible for enforcing the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), which governs the admissibility of foreign nationals and permanent residents to Canada.
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Customs Notice 17-36 - CFIA-ordered treatment now authorized at non-bonded locations for transiting goods re-entering Canada after having been refused entry by the United States (Fri, 10 Nov 2017)
This notice applies to commercial shipments that have transited through Canada and are re-entering Canada after having been refused entry by the United States (U.S.) for plant or animal health concerns.
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Customs Notice 17-35 - Inclusion of certain Other Government Department regulated goods for personal use through the Courier Low Value Shipment Program (Fri, 10 Nov 2017)
This notice is for the attention of participants in the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Courier Low Value Shipment (CLVS) Program.
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2016-17 Part III - Departmental Results Report - Canada Border Services Agency (Thu, 09 Nov 2017)
Departmental Results Report (DRR) are individual department and agency accounts of actual performance, for the most recently completed fiscal year, against the plans, priorities and expected results set out in their respective Departmental Plans. DRRs inform parliamentarians and Canadians of the results achieved by government organizations for Canadians.
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Canada Border Services Agency Financial Statements For the Year Ended March 31, 2017 (Thu, 09 Nov 2017)
Responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of the accompanying financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2017, and all information contained in these statements rests with the management of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
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Memorandum D18-2-1 (Revised) - Imported Tobacco Products and the Return of Canadian Manufactured Tobacco Products (Tue, 07 Nov 2017)
This memorandum describes the packaging, stamping and labelling requirements and procedures for weighing imported tobacco products when determining customs duties. It also outlines the procedures to be followed for the return of Canadian manufactured tobacco products.
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Customs Notice 17-34 - Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program and 2018 Version Release (Wed, 01 Nov 2017)
The purpose of this Notice from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is to inform exporters: a. of revisions to designated export offices as well as other important export reporting information; b. That the 2018 version of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) program software will be available and ready for download on December 11, 2017; and c. That the CBSA is developing a new system to replace CAED by January 2020.
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Memorandum D11-5-15 (New) - Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Rules of Origin (Wed, 18 Oct 2017)
This new memorandum describes the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Rules of Origin.
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Memorandum D11-4-4 (Revised) - Rules of Origin Respecting the General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff (Mon, 16 Oct 2017)
This memorandum outlines the guidelines for the determination of the origin of goods for purposes of the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) and Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT) treatments, enacted pursuant to the Customs Tariff.
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Customs Notice 17-33 - Publication of Memorandum D17-5-1 on Payment of Duties and Taxes on Imported Commercial Goods (Mon, 16 Oct 2017)
This Customs Notice is to advise customs brokers and importers that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has recently issued a new D-Memorandum on Payment of Duties and Taxes on Imported Commercial Goods introducing new payment policies related to payments of statement of account. Some of those new policies were introduced starting on February 25, 2017 while the remaining ones will be introduced as per the following timeframes.
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Memorandum D17-5-1 (NEW) - Payment of Duties and Taxes on Imported Commercial Goods (Mon, 16 Oct 2017)
This memorandum is being issued to explain to importers and licensed customs brokers the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA)’s policies and procedures for the payment of duties and taxes on imported commercial goods.
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Sustainable Development Strategy 2017-2020 - Canada Border Services Agency (Fri, 13 Oct 2017)
The 2017-2020 Departmental Plan consolidates and replaces all the components of the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS) that were formerly presented in the tabled Report on Plans and Priorities and on departmental websites. This plan also integrates reporting on Strategic Environmental Assessments, pursuant to the Guidelines for Implementing the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals.
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Customs Notice 17-32 - Release of new interpretative policy D10-15-26 “Goods to be employed in a noxious atmosphere” and cancellation of D10-15-23 “Administrative Policy – Interpretation of “Noxious Atmosphere” for Gloves under Tariff Items 3926.20.10 and 4015.19.10” (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal, in its decision of the AMD Ritmed Inc. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), appeal (AP-2014-013/015), found that hospital environments fall within the term “noxious atmosphere".
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Memorandum D10-15-26 (NEW) - Goods to be employed in a Noxious Atmosphere (Fri, 22 Sep 2017)
This memorandum outlines the CBSA’s interpretation of the expression “to be employed in a noxious atmosphere” throughout the Customs Tariff, and supersedes Departmental Memorandum D10-15-23, Interpretation of “Noxious Atmosphere” for Gloves under Tariff items 3926.20.10 and 4015.19.10 dated July 7, 2014.
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Customs Notice 17-31 - Information for Vessels Seeking to Obtain a Duty Reduction on a 1/120th Basis Where No Coasting Trade Licence is Required (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
Under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada agreed to allow two categories of European Union (EU) entities to provide certain marine coasting trade, or cabotage services in Canada without a coasting trade licence.
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Memorandum D19-4-3 (REVISED) - Copyright, Trade-marks and Geographical Indications (Thu, 21 Sep 2017)
This memorandum outlines and explains the legislation governing the role of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in dealing with counterfeit protected marks (i.e. trade-marks or geographical indications) or pirated copyright goods.
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Customs Notice 17-30 - Implementation of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (Thu, 14 Sep 2017)
This customs notice is to inform you that the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will be implemented on September 21, 2017.
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Customs Notice 17-29 - Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (Thu, 14 Sep 2017)
This customs notice announces regulatory amendments and new regulations proposed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in support of the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
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Customs Notice 17-28 - Update - Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Delivery Requirements of Consolidated Cargo to Type CW Sufferance Warehouses) (Wed, 13 Sep 2017)
This notice updates Customs Notice 17-06 and is for the attention of carriers, importers, freight forwarders and sufferance warehouse operators.
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Customs Notice 17-27 - Reporting of Counterfeit or Pirated Goods that are Dangerous (Wed, 13 Sep 2017)
The purpose of this notice is to inform interested parties that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Border Watch Line accepts information (“intelligence”) on shipments of counterfeit or pirated goods that are dangerous (i.e. goods that represent a health, safety or security threat) destined to Canada.
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Customs Notice 17-26 - Liability of Advance Commercial Information (Wed, 13 Sep 2017)
This notice provides clarification regarding the responsibility to provide pre-arrival/pre-load Advance Commercial Information (ACI) by cargo carriers and Conveyance Operating Carriers (COC) in a business agreement (consortium, code share, interline, brokered load and variations thereof) in all modes (Air, Highway, Marine, and Rail).
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Launch of new and improved Web pages for commercial clients using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Portal systems (Tue, 05 Sep 2017)
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has made changes to some of its Web pages to help commercial clients using its Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Portal systems find information faster and easier.
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Memorandum D11-5-14 (NEW) - Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) (Wed, 30 Aug 2017)
This memorandum contains a link to the CUFTA Rules of Origin Regulations and provides a link to the Global Affairs Canada website where the Rules of Origin for the CUFTA may be found.
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Memorandum D2-1-1 (REVISED) - Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances by Non-residents (Wed, 23 Aug 2017)
This memorandum explains the entitlements and outlines the conditions under which non-residents may temporarily import their baggage and conveyances without payment of duty and taxes.
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Evaluation of the Commercial Program in the Air Mode (Tue, 08 Aug 2017)
The purpose of this evaluation is to assess commercial imports in air mode. Specifically, this evaluation focuses on the primary and secondary operations carried out by border services officers (BSO) working in the commercial air stream. These activities include the review of release, referrals for examinations, secondary examinations, and conveyance examinations.
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