VALUATION OF IMPORTED SAMPLES / OMNITRANS ONLINE BAGGAGE SHIPMENT INVOICE FORM

Importers of samples must ensure that the values declared to Customs reflect either what was actually paid for them, or a reasonable equivalent value such as the value of identical or similar goods subsequently ordered.

Some suppliers may be of the mistaken opinion that declaring reduced values of mutilated


DESIGNER REMISSION ORDER REMINDER – USAGE REPORTS ARE DUE IN JULY

Requirements of the Designer Remission Order include the filing of semi-annual reports and annual letters of intent.

Failure to file letters of intent and usage reports will result in removal from the program, and duty will become payable on imported fabrics (generally 10-14%).

Companies approved under this program must


REVISED RATES OF DUTY FOR WOOL FABRICS STARTING JULY 1, 2008

Starting July 1, 2008, the specific duty rates on woven wool fabrics weighing 300 grams per square metre and less will be adjusted to a maximum of:

  • $2.41 per kilogram for imports from eligible Commonwealth countries (BPT), down from $2.59; and
  • $4.43 per kilogram under the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff (MFN),

OPENING OF THE NEW INTERNATIONAL BANGALORE AIRPORT

Omnitrans is pleased to announce to our customers that the New Bengaluru International Airport commenced operations on May 23, 2008, servicing Bangalore, Karnataka, India and Devanahalli.

The new airport is located in Devanahalli, 45 kilometres from the present HAL airport, and is equipped to handle all cargoes, including OD shipments, perishables, AVI, DGR


PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2008

Effective June 1, 2008, CTSA member shipping lines will implement a PEAK SEASON SURCHARGE as follows:

LCL: US$ 8.00 / CBM 
D20: US$ 320.00 
D40: US$ 400.00 
D40H: US$ 450.00 
D45′ J: US$ 505.00

Omnitrans will continue to monitor the situation in order to provide our customers with competitive pricing and service options.


TARIFF RELIEF AVAILABLE TO IMPORTERS OF MANUFACTURING INPUTS

The Department of Finance is committed to fostering growth and competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers.

Omnitrans has helped many importers file successful representations regarding their specific relief requests. Duty savings realized are significant. Importers unable to source their purchases from Canadian producers should consider this program.

For information on how to ensure all


DUTY DRAWBACK OPPORTUNITIES SHOULD NOT BE MISSED

Companies that pay duty on imported goods are eligible for a refund (drawback) of that duty if the goods were:

  • exported in the same conditio
  • exported after having been further manufactured or processed

Drawback on “same-condition” goods is applicable even if the goods are exported to the United States and Mexico.

Drawback on


END-USE TARIFF PROVISIONS AND PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Importers need to be aware of their responsibilities related to duty-free or reduced H.S. tariff classifications applied to materials imported for specific uses.

Canada Customs Compliance Verification Officers can assess duty, interest, and AMPS penalties up to 4 years from date of importation, and are currently reviewing the classifications of several thousand duty-free