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03/03/2011

THE GOVERNMENT HAS INVITED VIEWS REGARDING TARIFF REMOVAL ON MANUFACTURING INPUTS

 

The Department of Finance has invited views on the proposed elimination of Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) tariff rates on a wide range of manufacturing inputs, including parts for apparel, footwear, electronics, furniture, machinery and equipment.  This measure is as a result of the previous round of tariff removal in which views were invited on additional items, and is intended to help Canadian businesses lower production costs, enhance productivity and improve competitiveness.

 

The Government is considering immediate tariff removal or a phase-out, depending on stakeholder views. Interested parties can contact our technical consulting group for additional information or assistance in the preparation of submissions.

 

Montreal :

Bob McGuirk (514) 982-3256      bmcguirk@omnitrans.com

Allan Reynolds (514) 982-3257   areynolds@omnitrans.com

 

Toronto :

Peter Sammut (905) 677-3092 ext. 235 psammut@omnitrans.com

 

Vancouver :

Ross James (604) 279-9970 ext. 224      rjames@omnitrans.com

 

Products that are proposed to become duty-free include:

  • Aluminum plates, rods, profiles, tubes for use in structures or manufacturing (HS# 7610.90.00)
  • Belts and belting for machinery, of plastic (3926.90.90)
  • Bolts, nuts, screws and washers of plastic (3926.90.90)
  • Button moulds and other parts of buttons; button blanks (9606.30.10, 9606.30.90)
  • Buttons (9606.21.00, 9606.29.00)
  • Castors (8302.20.00)
  • Cleaning and washing preparations for use in Canadian manufacturing (3402.90.90)
  • Compound alcoholic preparations for the manufacture of beverages (3302.10)
  • Conveyor belts in modular form of plastic (3926.90.40)
  • Copper castings, mouldings, stampings and forgings for use in Canadian manufacturing (7419.91.90)
  • Dunnage bags used to secure items for transport (3926.90.90)
  • Fish-liver oils and their fractions for use in Canadian manufacturing (1504.10.90)
  • Fittings for furniture / coachwork of plastic (3926.30.00)
  • Footwear uppers, outer soles and heels (6406.10, 6406.20)
  • Garment and glove leather of goat / kid (4106.21.92)
  • Gaskets of plastic (3926.90.90)
  • Gaskets, washers, packing rings, bushings, oil seals of rubber (4016.93.99)
  • Gelatine capsules for use in Canadian manufacturing (3923.90.90)
  • Hardware, mountings and fittings of metal (8302.42, 8302.49)
  • Hinges (8302.10.90)
  • Incomplete or unfinished colour projectors (8528.69.20)
  • Incomplete or unfinished television receivers (8528.71.10, 8528.82.20)
  • Keys for use as original equipment in the manufacture of passenger automobiles, trucks or buses (8301.70.10)
  • Lamp chimneys of glass (9405.91.10)
  • Light fixture parts (9405.91, 9405.92. 9405.99)
  • Lubricating preparations for use in Canadian manufacturing (3403.19, 3403.99)
  • Parts for audio-frequency electric amplifiers, telephone handsets, speakers (8518.90.30, 8518.90.90)
  • Parts for domestic seats, excluding those convertible into beds (9401.90.19)
  • Parts for use in the manufacture of yachts, racing boats, canoes and other vessels for pleasure or sport, of plastic (3926.90.90)
  • Parts of textile fabrics for seats for use in aircraft (9401.90.20)
  • Photographic film (3702.42.10)
  • Pins of iron or steel designed for marking systems (7319.30.10)
  • Plywood of other than five or seven plies for use in the manufacture of hardwood plywood panels for flooring (4412.32.90)
  • Press-fasteners, snap-fasteners and press-studs and parts therefore (9606.10.00)
  • Spools, cops, bobbins and similar supports of plastic (3923.40.90)
  • Textile garment / accessory parts (6217.90.90)
  • Trailer parts (8716.90.90)
  • Transmission belts, V-belts or belting of rubber (4010.31 to 4010.39)
  • Undecorated tableware for use in the manufacture of decorated tableware by kiln-fired decoration, of ceramic, porcelain or china (6911.10.20, 6912.00.20)
  • Unfinished and unassembled domestic furniture of bamboo, cane or rattan (9403.81.11, 9403.89.11)
  • Unfinished and unassembled seats of bamboo, cane or rattan (9401.51.10, 9401.59.10)
  • Unfinished rubber footwear consisting of an outer sole and an incomplete upper (6401.99.12)
  • Zinc articles for use in Canadian manufacturing (7907.00.20, 7907.00.90)
  • Zippers (slide fasteners) and parts (9607.11, 9607.19, 9607.20)


 

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