GUIDELINES FOR CUSTOMS COMPLIANCE VERIFICATIONS

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has written formal procedures to follow when conducting a compliance verification review. All field officers and auditors have detailed procedures to follow when verifying compliance.

A Compliance Assessment Review will verify the accuracy of import records pertaining to tariff classification, origin and tariff treatment, valuation, end-use, duty deferral and


REQUEST FOR TARIFF RELIEF ON POLYESTER / VISCOSE FABRIC

The Department of Finance has invited views on a request for tariff relief on the following polyester viscose lining fabric:

  • 3-thread twill weave fabrics of polyester filaments in the warp and viscose rayon filaments in the weft, of a weight not exceeding 100 grams per square metre, for use in the

EXPIRY REVIEW OF ANTI-DUMPING & COUNTERVAILING DUTY ON STAINLESS STEEL WIRE FROM INDIA, KOREA, SWITZERLAND, AND THE U.S.

The Canada Border Services Agency has determined that the expiry of the finding made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on July 30, 2004, concerning certain stainless steel wire originating in or exported from India, Korea, Switzerland and the United States is


CRA SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL IMPROVES MANAGEMENT OF GST/HST ADMINISTRATION

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has issued a GST/HST Administration Checklist, a self-assessment tool for the management of GST/HST.

This document provides tips and checklists that can help organizations improve their management of the GST/HST administration. It can also help companies meet organizational and compliance objectives.


ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS FROM CHINA SUBJECT TO ANTI-DUMPING & COUNTERVAILING DUTIES

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has determined that the dumping and subsidizing of aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

The subject goods are defined as:

  • Aluminum extrusions produced via

EXPIRY REVIEW OF ANTI-DUMPING & COUNTERVAILING DUTY ON STAINLESS STEEL WIRE FROM INDIA, KOREA, SWITZERLAND, AND THE U.S.

The Canada Border Services Agency has determined that the expiry of the finding made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on July 30, 2004, concerning certain stainless steel wire originating in or exported from India, Korea, Switzerland and the United States is


ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS FROM CHINA SUBJECT TO ANTI-DUMPING & COUNTERVAILING DUTIES

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal has determined that the dumping and subsidizing of aluminum extrusions originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China has caused injury or retardation or is threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

The subject goods are defined as:

  • Aluminum extrusions produced via

CHINA HAS INCREASED TAX REBATES AGAIN

China has increased tax rebates once again. The new rates, effective April 1, 2009, are intended to stimulate exports and maintain growth.

Sectors affected by the changes include textiles, iron and steel, nonferrous metal, petrochemical, electronic information and light industrial products. For textiles and apparel, the tax rebate is 16%, up from 15%.

Importers


DUTY DIVERSIONS MUST REFLECT UPDATED ORIGINAL TRANSACTION NUMBERS

Starting April 1, 2009, companies filing diversion reports to pay duty on goods diverted to Canadian consumption must ensure the B2 reflects the new original transaction number.

Every year the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) sends notices to Duty Deferral participants advising of their new “Dummy B3” number which replaces the previous


ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON STEEL FASTENERS (SCREWS & BOLTS) – EXPIRY NOTICE

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has announced that its findings made on January 7, 2005, concerning the dumping and subsidizing of carbon and stainless steel fasteners (screws and bolts originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) are scheduled to expire on