Customs Notice 20-34, GST/HST Relief for the Importation of Face Masks and Face Shields

This notice provides information on the  Proposal to Amend the Excise Tax Act, where, in support of public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada proposes to temporarily relieve (i.e., zero rate) supplies of certain face masks and face shields from the Goods and Services Tax / Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST).  This proposed temporary relief is applicable for goods that…

Consultations on a possible free trade agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of interested Canadian stakeholders on the scope of potential negotiations toward a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN. The 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The deadline to…

Advisory Notice: Trade War Update

The Government of Canada is soliciting comments from Canadians with respect to the impact of surtaxes imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum further to section 232 US tariffs. Comments can be submitted by July 31 further to the recently issued notice. The Government is also looking to provide some assistance to those importers that have…