DUTY APPLIES TO SOME LOW-VALUE SHIPMENTS VALUED AT CA$ 20 OR LESS

 

The Courier Imports Remission Order applies to importations of goods valued at CA$ 20.00 or less.  The remission applies to most goods transported to Canada by commercial and non-commercial carriers and forwarders, and relieves the payment of duty, GST and HST on those goods if their true


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NAFTA FREE TRADE COMMISSION MEETING JANUARY 10, 2011

 

The following are highlights from the Joint Statement issued by the NAFTA Free Trade Commission (FTC), following their meeting in Mexico City January 10, 2011.

 

The elimination of unnecessary regulatory differences continues to be a top priority

 

Canada, the United States and Mexico have been working


INFORMATION FOR NEXUS MEMBERS

 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that the Canada-bound Rainbow Bridge NEXUS lane will be closing on January 23, 2011.  The decision to close this NEXUS entry lane followed a review of services in the Niagara-Fort Erie Region, and will enable the CBSA to concentrate on delivering its services to the other


PROVISIONAL ANTI-DUMPING DUTY IS PAYABLE ON STEEL GRATING FROM CHINA

 

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has made a preliminary determination of dumping and subsidizing in respect steel bar grating originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China. As a result, provisional anti-dumping duty of up to 220% is payable as of December 20, 2010.

 

Subject


ANTI-DUMPING DUTY ON WATERPROOF FOOTWEAR – EXPIRY NOTICE

 

This is a reminder that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) findings made on December 8, 2000, concerning the dumping of waterproof footwear and bottoms of plastic or rubber, including moulded clogs, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China expired on December 6, 2010.  As a result,


DUTY DIVERSIONS MUST REFLECT UPDATED ORIGINAL TRANSACTION NUMBERS

 

Companies filing diversion reports (B2’s) 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 number.


LIGHTING SUBJECT TO ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

 

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has amended the Energy Efficiency Regulations for the following general service lighting products:

 

  • Incandescent reflector lamps, including Bulged Reflectors (BR); Elliptical Reflectors (ER); Reflectors (R); Parabolic Reflectors (PAR); Blown Parabolic Reflectors (BPAR); and lamps of similar shapes.

  • High intensity discharge lamp ballasts.

 

These amendments affect goods that