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January 1, 2102 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff now available
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise that the “PDF format; By Chapter – T2012”, “PDF format; Complete Tariff T2012”, “Microsoft Access® format” and the “CADEX Formatted” files for the January 1, 2012 Department Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Tariff) are now available on the Customs Tariff page of the CBSA website.
The 2012 Tariff contains amendments to the international Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, which forms the basis of the Canadian Customs Tariff, as well as changes resulting from the tariff reduction reviews undertaken by both Finance Canada and Statistics Canada. The result of those reviews is a reduction of some six thousand ten-digit classification numbers.
Concordance Tables between the ten-digit classification numbers of the November 17, 2011, and the January 1, 2012, versions of the Tariff are also available on the Customs Tariff page of the CBSA website. Please note that the Concordance Tables are provided for reference only and have no legal standing.
Printed Copies of the Tariff
If you have questions regarding the paper copy of the Customs Tariff, which is printed and distributed by Public Works and Government Services Canada, please contact Government of Canada Publications.
The CBSA also offers advance rulings for tariff classification which provide binding, written advice as to the classification of a product.
8. The Harmonized System Explanatory Notes and Compendium of Classification Opinions are reference material copyrighted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) that may be purchased from licensed WCO sales agents in each country or from the WCO Bookstore. In Canada, purchases may be made through McMullin Publishers Limited.
Information on these and other recent developments can be obtained from our senior consultants.