Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

Buckland has received notice regarding Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff. This will impact all importers and brokers who use EDI to transmit their trade data.  We are sharing it with valued customers to ensure that you are kept aware of government regulations and changes in the industry.

Information advising of the posting of Customs Notice 17-04 found at this site:

Customs Notice 17-04 January 13, 2017

1. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of an amendment to the January 1, 2017 version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff.

2. Finance Canada has provided amendments under the Agri-food Order, P.C. 2016-1150, SOR/2016-313.  The text of the order is available on the Canada Gazette, Part II.

3. Statistics Canada has also made the following changes:

Classification Number / Change Type
2519.90.00.20 / Text Change (French only)
2710.12.90.16 / Text Change
4016.93.19.10 / Text Change (French only)
4016.93.99.10 / Text Change (French only)
4202.92.20.2 / Text Change (English only)
4418.50.00.10 / Text Change (French only)
4802.55.00.30 / Text Change (French only)
4802.57.00.20 / Text Change (French only)
8308.90.00.30 / Text Change (English only)
8430.49.00.1 / Text Change (French only)
8474.10.00.10 / Text Change (French only)
8482.10.00.30 / Text Change (French only)
8482.99.90.1 / Delete
8482.99.90.10 / Add
8482.99.90.11 / Delete
8482.99.90.19 / Delete
8703.23.00.10 / Text Change (French only)
8703.24.00.2 / Text Change (French only)
8703.33.00.2 / Text Change (French only)

4. Both the Finance Canada and Statistics Canada changes are effective January 16, 2017. Changes are identified in the PDF versions by a black change bar in the left margin and in the Microsoft Access file by a “1” in the change column.

5. An amended version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, reflecting all of these changes, is available on the CBSA website.

6. For certainty regarding the tariff classification of a product, importers may request an advance ruling on tariff classification. Details on how to make such a request can be found in CBSA Memorandum D11-11-3, Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification, which is found on the CBSA Web site.

7. For more information, within Canada, call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064. Long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time/except statutory holidays). TTY is also available within Canada:1-866-335-3237.

If you have questions about how this affects your business, please reach out toBuckland today.