GOODS MUST BE FREE FROM SOIL PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IN CANADA

 

Goods (for example, used vehicles, machinery and equipment) contaminated with soil will be refused entry to Canada under the provisions of Section 42 of the Plant Protection Regulations. Goods must be cleaned prior to shipment to Canada.

 

To control the introduction of invasive pests that damage plants


CANADA-MOROCCO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS

 

Canada and Morocco have agreed to begin free trade negotiations.  Consultations with the Canadian public, provinces and territories, businesses and non-governmental organizations to define the scope of a potential free trade initiative with Morocco began in October of 2009.  A free trade agreement with Morocco would be Canada’s first with a country


UPDATED IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADE DATA ONLINE

 

Canadian import and export data are updated monthly and are available at:

International Trade

 

Available data includes imports, exports and merchandise trade balances.

 

Data from the Importer Register Database are also available for 2002 to 2009. The database provides information on importers by industry groupings, importer size, province or territory of


CUSTOMS PROCEDURES IN CHINA CAUSING SHIPMENT DELAYS

 

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China has issued a notice advising of new inspection procedures as of January 1, 2011.  Apparently, all shipments of jewellery and accessories need inspection from the Inspection Bureau prior to export.

 

All shipments leaving China must be inspected for factory


CONDITIONS FOR TEMPORARY IMPORTATIONS TO CANADA

 

Temporary Admissions Permit form E29B is used to report and clear goods imported to Canada temporarily under specific circumstances.  The purpose for importation must be provided for in the regulations, security must be posted, and acceptable proof of export must be presented.

 

Duty and GST is not payable on temporary entries


PIP TIPS & NEWS

 

As members of the Partners in Protection (PIP) program, Omnitrans receives regular updates and tips on how to comply with program requirements.  The following information is from the most recent PIP Newsletter.

 

Mutual recognition of the Canadian PIP program and the U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program Update

 

The signing of


WHEN CORRECTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO IMPORT ENTRIES

 

Importers are required by law to:

  • provide accurate and true information to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA); and
  • correct errors within 90 days of having reason to believe they occurred.

These obligations are provided for in sections 7.1 and 32.2 of the Customs Act, and leave little room for discretion.