Canada revokes Russia and Belarus from Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff Treatment

Canada has revoked the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff Treatment for Russia and Belarus, effective March 2, 2022.   This results in the application of the General Tariff for such goods. Under the General Tariff, a tariff rate of 35 per cent will now be applicable on virtually all of these imports. Russia and Belarus will join North Korea as…

CBSA Guide to Tariff Classification for Canadian Imports 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published a guide for the commercial importing community. It provides information on how to classify goods imported into Canada. It will help users understand: the main elements and role of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS)  the Customs Tariff  the tariff classification numbering system  Legal notes…

End of Steel Safeguard Tariff Rate Quotas 

The Government of Canada imposed safeguards in the form of tariff rate quotas on imports of certain heavy plate and stainless steel wire goods effective May 13, 2019. These safeguard measures will expire on October 24, 2021.  As of October 24, importers will no longer be required to apply for shipment-specific import permits to import subject goods free of the safeguard…

USTR Requests Comment on Reinstating Some Chinese Section 301 Tariff Exclusions 

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that it is seeking public comment on the reinstatement of specific China Section 301 import tariff exclusions. Approximately 2200 tariff exclusions were granted by the USTR prior to the majority of exclusions expiring before 2021. Some products related to combating the COVID pandemic continue to have an extended exclusion…

Container Chassis – Notice of Initiation of Investigations

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated investigations on June 10, 2021, under the Special Import Measures Act, respecting the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain container chassis from China. The investigations follow a complaint filed by MaxAtlas Equipment International Inc. located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC.  The subject goods are usually classified under the tariff classification number 8716.39.30.90.  To a lesser extent, the subject goods may be…

Certain Concrete Reinforcing Bar – Notice of Preliminary Determination

On February 4, 2021, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), made a preliminary determination of dumping respecting certain concrete reinforcing bar from Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. The subject goods are usually imported under the following tariff classification numbers: 7213.10.00.00 7214.20.00.00 In some instances, the subject…