CARM Portal – Action Required

To our valued clients,

We are reaching out to remind you to activate your business on the new Canada Border Services Agency Assessment and Revenue Management system (CARM) online portal.

On May 13th, 2024, CARM becomes CBSA’s official accounting software system.

Legacy Shutdown

CBSA’s legacy accounting system will go offline from April 26th to May 13th, 2024. It’s important to note that final accounting will not be completed during this period.

CBSA will be stopping registration on the CARM Client Portal as of April 26th, 2024 and will not be reopening it until May 13th, 2024

Important information regarding the cutover period is required for the CBSA to migrate existing systems and functionality to CARM systems and functionality for the CARM R2 May 13, 2024 implementation. The CARM R2 cutover period will extend from April 26 (4:00 pm EDT) to May 13 (3:00 am EDT).

Impact on Goods

The electronic submission system for goods will experience downtime starting late in the evening on Saturday, April 27th, and is anticipated to resume early in the morning on Sunday, April 28th. CBSA has not yet released the precise times for this interruption. ARGO CB will process all entries received within a sufficient time frame before the system goes offline. Beyond this 10-hour maintenance window, the transition plan is designed to ensure that the clearance of goods remains unaffected, allowing your goods to continue clearing as usual. CBSA is dedicated to maintaining the smooth flow of trade during this period.

Important Update

If you haven’t registered and authorized us as a broker in the CARM Portal by May 13th, 2024, we will be unable to process or clear your shipments. This could cause delays and result in extra charges from carriers or warehouses as all commercial imports will be restricted. Once CARM R2 is live, you will be unable to import into Canada without having your business activated on the portal.

ARGO Customs Brokers for the Win!

Stay in contact with ARGO Customs Brokers for all information related to importing to or exporting from Canada. Whenever you have questions on CARM-related issues or need assistance with importing or exporting, our agents are available to help.

Customs Notice 24-15: Preparing for CARM Release 2 Implementation

The Canada Border Services Agency Assessment and Revenue Management system (CARM) is a multi-phase project to modernize the collection of duties and taxes for commercial goods imported into Canada. CARM will help to protect and grow over $750 billion in trade and $30 billion in revenue collected at the border each year by providing Canadian businesses with an online self-service tool and simplified importing processes.

With CARM, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is updating and upgrading its 35-year-old legacy systems through a series of releases. The initial phase of the project was launched in May 2021 and allowed importers, customs brokers, and trade consultants to view importer transactions and statements of account, request rulings, and pay invoices with new electronic payment options.

Recognizing the investment and impact that CARM represents for industry and for the Government of Canada, the CBSA is taking a phased approach to making it the official system of record for the collection of duties and taxes for commercial goods imported into Canada.

Release 2 soft launch took place in October 2023 to allow selected industry partners to test their own internal systems and allow time for software service providers to continue to certify their software.

Making It Official

On May 13, 2024, CARM will become the official system of record for the imposing or levying of duties and taxes, which will introduce:

  • changes to the Release Prior to Payment (RPP) program
  • electronic commercial accounting declarations that you can correct and adjust
  • harmonized billing cycles
  • new offsetting options
  • electronic management of appeals and compliance actions
  • the ability to register for a Business Number (BN9)
  • enrolment in various CBSA commercial programs

Note: As of May 2024, registering for an importer or exporter account (RM) will only be available via the CARM Client Portal. The Canada Revenue Agency will no longer be providing this service. Further enhancements are expected to become available in the Fall of 2024.

Changes to the Release Prior to Payment Program

The Release Prior to Payment (RPP) program allows participants to obtain the release of goods from the CBSA before the final accounting and payment of duties and taxes.

When CARM becomes the official system of record, obtaining the release of imported goods prior to accounting and payment of duties will significantly change for importers. They will no longer be able to use their customs broker’s RPP security to clear shipments before paying duties and taxes. Importers who want to participate in the RPP program will be required to post their own financial security.

They will have the following options:

  • Option 1: a financial security instrument for 50% of their highest monthly accounts receivable (inclusive of GST) with a minimum financial security of $5,000 per import program (RM)
  • Option 2: cash deposit for 100% of their highest monthly accounts receivable (inclusive of GST)

The current RPP program will remain in effect until May 2024, at which point the new requirements are expected to take effect. In anticipation of these changes, the CBSA has developed the following plan to help importers transition to the new requirements, which will include instructions on how to:

  • calculate their security
  • post a security
  • make a cash deposit

Legislative changes to support a transition period

Transitioning to a new model for meeting financial security requirements and a new way to account for imported goods

A new commercial accounting declaration (CAD) will be introduced in May 2024. The CAD will serve as the digital document to account for imported goods into Canada, replacing the current customs coding (B3) and request for adjustment (B2) forms. Any corrections or adjustments made to a CAD will be recorded as a new version of the original declaration.

Based on the information the client provided on the CAD, the CARM system will automatically calculate the duties and taxes. Trade chain partners will be able to submit, correct, or adjust the CAD via the CARM Client Portal, electronic data interchange (EDI), or an application programming interface (API).

Clients can make corrections to the original CAD submission up to the payment due date, interest-free. Any changes client make to the CAD after the payment due date, otherwise known as adjustments, may be subject to CBSA review.

The CAD will not impact the release process. There will be slight changes for the C-type entry process, where the CAD form will replace the B3 form in the release package. A CAD will not be accepted from a customs broker without a proper delegation of authority.

New Harmonized Billing Cycles

In May 2024, CARM will introduce new harmonized billing cycles that align payment due dates for importers. CARM will have an impact on the following billing cycles:

  • High value shipments (HVS) / low value shipments (LVS)
  • Courier low value shipments (CLVS)
  • Continuous transmission commodities (CTC)
  • Customs self-assessment (CSA) program

The payment due date will be 10 weekdays (defined as Monday to Friday, inclusive of holidays) after the 17th of the calendar month. In May 2024, importers must meet their financial security requirements by posting a financial security agreement (FSA) or a security deposit in the CARM client portal; the FSA paper format will no longer be accepted. Other forms of financial security (beyond security deposits and Financial Security Agreement) that are currently in use may still be available in exceptional circumstances when CARM becomes the official system of record.

Important:     Importers can no longer use a Broker’s Security as of May 2024; they must use their own.

Helpful Links

ARGO Customs Brokers is at your service for any assistance with importing and exporting goods to and from Canada. The knowledgeable agents at ARGO Customs Brokers would be happy to help if the changes to CARM have an impact on you or your business.

Navigating Canadian Customs Regulations With ARGO Customs Brokers: 2024 Updates and the Duty & Tax Calculator

When it comes to Canadian Customs, navigating the regulations can be quite complex. With ARGO Customs Brokers, you can be sure of a smooth process. Here’s how the Duty & Tax Calculator and the latest updates from ARGO can help you manage the ever-changing Customs landscape effectively.

In 2023, over 10 million shipments crossed Canadian Customs, highlighting the importance of understanding the regulations. ARGO Customs Brokers can provide you with the expertise and support needed to navigate these regulations seamlessly.

You can estimate the duties and taxes associated with your shipments using the Duty & Tax Calculator that ARGO offers. By using this tool, you can plan and budget more effectively for your imports into Canada.

With the updated information and guidance from ARGO Customs Brokers, you can stay informed about recent changes made to Customs regulations. This knowledge will enable you to make informed decisions and ensure compliance with the latest requirements.

By partnering with ARGO Customs Brokers, you can streamline the Customs clearance process and avoid potential delays or issues. Their experience and dedication to customer service can help you navigate Canadian Customs with confidence and ease.

Duty & Tax Calculator


A brief overview of ARGO Customs Brokers and their services

ARGO Customs Brokers specializes in assisting businesses with navigating Canadian Customs regulations efficiently and compliantly. Our team provides personalized support on Customs procedures, duty calculations, and tax estimates to ensure a smooth importing process. By focusing on compliance, Customs operations for importers are streamlined.

Utilizing tools such as the Duty & Tax Calculator for quick estimations helps for budgeting purposes. ARGO’s consultation services offer valuable insights to help you make well-informed decisions regarding Customs-related activities. They tailor their services to simplify shipping processes, reduce Customs broker fees, and ensure the effective clearance of goods through Customs.

Count on ARGO Customs Brokers for reliable and prompt Customs clearance services in Canada.

ARGO handles imports and exports to and from Canada for all global destinations

When it comes to imports and exports to and from Canada for all global destinations, ARGO Customs Brokers are experts in handling cross-border transactions smoothly. They have a deep understanding of Canadian Customs regulations, providing personalized guidance to businesses involved in international trade. ARGO’s knowledge of Customs procedures helps clients comply with regulations and optimize import/export processes for more efficient global trade operations.

Whether you need to import goods into Canada or export products to international markets, ARGO’s services are tailored to meet your specific requirements, ensuring a seamless experience. By choosing ARGO for your Customs clearance needs, you can trust that your shipments will be managed with care and professionalism, facilitating seamless trade across borders.

Canadian Customs Duty and Tax Calculator

Utilizing the Canadian Customs Duty and Tax Calculator from ARGO Customs Brokers allows you to estimate the total duty and tax expenses for your imported goods.

Simply input a 10-digit HS code, the country of origin, and the value of the goods to receive an accurate estimation. This tool assists you in planning and budgeting for Customs fees ahead of time, making the importing process smoother.

The Canadian Customs Duty & Tax Calculator Is available on ARGO’s website

When you visit ARGO’s website, you can easily access the Canadian Customs Duty & Tax Calculator. It’s a handy way to get an idea of what you might owe in Customs fees.

To ensure accurate cost verification, the calculator also offers an HS code lookup feature. This helps you classify your goods correctly for duty and tax calculation purposes. It’s an essential step for anyone involved in importing goods internationally.

It’s important to note that the accuracy of the calculator may vary depending on the type and value of the goods you’re importing. However, it can still be a useful resource to streamline your Customs clearance process and get a clearer picture of the costs involved.

International traders find this tool valuable for understanding and planning the financial implications of importing goods into Canada.

Updated Information for 2024

Regarding importing and exporting, having up-to-date information is crucial for smooth operations and compliance. Keeping track of the latest Customs regulations and changes is essential to avoid any issues.

ARGO Customs Brokers remains your reliable source for the latest information. Stay informed to make your importing and exporting functions run smoothly. ARGO’s expertise ensures you navigate Canadian Customs regulations accurately and effortlessly.

By working with ARGO, you can access the most up-to-date knowledge, ensuring compliance with current regulations and streamlining Customs clearance processes. ARGO’s agents offer precise information on the 2024 updates, helping you navigate Customs requirements confidently.

Utilize ARGO’s Duty & Tax Calculator tool, reflecting the latest changes, for accurate estimations of import costs. Count on ARGO’s agents to consistently support you through the dynamic landscape of Canadian Customs regulations.

Stellar Customer Support

When you need assistance with your imports and exports, ARGO Customs Brokers’ agents are available to assist. You can reach out to them for any inquiries or support you may require. Whether you have questions about Customs procedures, need guidance on specific queries, or seek expert advice to navigate Canadian regulations, ARGO’s agents are available to assist you.

You can contact ARGO for assistance through their website, by phone toll free at 1 (888) 311-8303, or via email: The customer support team is committed to ensuring a smooth experience with Canadian Customs regulations.

Their knowledgeable team offers personalized guidance on Customs procedures tailored to your needs. Whether you have questions about regulations or need assistance with your shipments, ARGO’s agents are dedicated to providing expert advice to ensure a smooth process.

You can trust ARGO to support you through Canadian Customs regulations and help your goods move seamlessly across borders. Whether you’re importing or exporting goods, ARGO offers personalized guidance to meet your needs.

ARGO is committed to ensuring your goods cross borders smoothly and on time. Trust ARGO to handle your shipments with speed and reliability, making the Customs process stress-free. Contact them today.

Changes to Import Requirements for Pet Supplements

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is modernizing and simplifying import requirements for pet supplements containing animal products and by-products. We are writing to give you advance notice of changes to import requirements that will be published on June 24, 2024.

Key Takeaways:

1. Simplified categorization of pet supplements

The current categories for pet supplements in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) do not accurately reflect the variety of options available on the market. On June 24, 2024, the CFIA will update AIRS to include only 3 categories:

a) Pet supplements with no animal origin ingredients

b) Pet supplements containing only highly processed animal origin ingredients

c) Pet supplements containing animal origin ingredients that are not highly processed

Highly processed animal origin ingredients:

  • Albumin
  • Bee-derived products
  • Chondroitin sulphate
  • Collagen
  • Dicalcium phosphate
  • Egg and egg products
  • Fish oils
  • Gelatin and gelatin capsules
  • Green lipped mussel powder
  • Marine materials that are not rendered (other than fish oil and green lipped mussel powder)
  • Milk and milk products
  • Tallow
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D3 from lanolin

Non-highly processed animal origin ingredients:

  • Meat
  • Organs
  • Offal
  • Bone or meat meal
  • Bone broth
  • Spray dried plasma or other blood derivatives, including blood meal
  • Products of a rendering plant (other than fish oil and green lipped mussel powder)

Pet supplements with no animal origin ingredients will be allowed from any country, with a copy of the label or manufacturer’s ingredient list. Pet supplements with animal origin ingredients must be accompanied by a zoosanitary certificate. AIRS will be updated to specify whether pet supplements will be accepted or refused from each country, making it easier for importers to find the information they want.

2. Zoosanitary Certification

The zoosanitary certificates for pet supplements with animal origin ingredients will allow the official veterinarian of the exporting country to cross out ingredients that are not included in the shipment being certified. Also, different types of supplements in the same shipment will be able to be certified using the same zoosanitary certificate, as long as they are all in the same category of highly processed or non-highly processed.

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The ARGO Customs Brokers Team Is Ready to Serve You

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the changes to Import Requirements for Pet Supplements, please reach out to ARGO Customs Brokers. We are here to assist you. Contact us today for any import/export services or any information you may require.

Notification Regarding the CARM Cutover Period

We have been receiving inquiries about the CARM cutover period. We know that there will be a period of time when customs brokers and importers will not be able to transmit CADEX transactions to the CBSA. This cutover period is expected to last 13-17 calendar days (to be confirmed), and when it is over, the accounting data that was held by customs brokers or importers during that period will need to be submitted as a CAD to the CBSA.

The transmission date is expected to be on or around May 13, 2024. The CBSA has advised that late accounting penalties will be waived during the cutover period.

Please note that, during the cutover period, shipments will be released as usual with the possible exception of a scheduled maintenance outage on a weekend to allow for updates to the ACROSS system. The timing and duration of any shutdown to release systems will be communicated as soon as known, as well as through the normal channels for outages.

Helpful Links:

ARGO Customs Brokers Is at Your Service

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding CARM or the effects that it may have on business, please reach out to ARGO Customs Brokers. We are here to assist you with CBSA requirements. Contact us today for any import/export services or any information you may require.

Natural Health Products (NHP) and AIRS

Health Canada regulates natural health products (NHPs) so that Canadians can have confidence that the products they use are safe, effective, and of high quality. Labels are an important tool to assist Canadians in making informed health choices when selecting and using NHPs.

Health Canada has amended the Natural Health Products Regulations to make NHP product labels easier to read and understand. These changes support consumers in selecting and safely using NHPs. For more information and to access the supporting Labelling of Natural Health Products guidance document, visit What’s New: Natural and non-prescription health products.

Key Takeaways

Under the Natural Health Products Regulations, which came into effect on January 1, 2004, natural health products (NHPs) are defined as:

  • Probiotics
  • Herbal remedies
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Homeopathic medicines
  • Traditional medicines, such as traditional Chinese medicines
  • Other products like amino acids and essential fatty acids

Choose “other end uses” as the commodity use designation when importing.

The Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) is a reference tool that shows the import requirements for Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulated commodities. AIRS is a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) tool that utilizes a series of questions to determine the admissibility requirements of animals, plants, and food items.

The Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) recently initiated an inquiry for a natural health product, and ARGO Customs (as a corporate CSCB member) wants to share this information as you may find the answer beneficial when using AIRS.

Q:   Natural health products are not regulated as food, yet when using AIRS and selecting “for human consumption,” the requirement for an SFC licence is listed. Why is this occurring?

A:    In fact, there are products that are for humans to consume per se (e.g., NHPs), for which brokers should not be selecting “for human consumption.” We typically say that “for human consumption” is reserved for foods subject to the licence requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians regulations.

Although NHP are technically for humans to consume, you’re correct that they aren’t regulated as “food” and so “for human consumption” shouldn’t be used. Maybe the best advice I can give is to think about it this way:

  1. If the commodity is regulated as a food under the SFCR and is not subject to any exemptions or exceptions, choose “for human consumption.”. The Conditions of Import in AIRS for “other end uses” list these exemptions/exceptions.
  2. If the commodity is regulated as a food under the SFCR and is subject to an exemption/exception – choose “other end uses.”
  3. If the product is consumed but not regulated as a food (e.g., NHPs, pharmaceutical products), choose “other end uses.”

Helpful Links

Forms, templates, and guidance documents from

The CSCB (Canadian Society of Customs Brokers) actively seeks and achieves improvements in government policies and procedures on behalf of our members and their clients and consistently delivers relevant, high quality products and services, including education and professional development. The CSCB creates member value and benefits through education, advocacy, information, and innovation.

If you or your business need assistance with these import regulations, please do not hesitate to contact ARGO Customs Brokers. ARGO is always available for consultation regarding importing into Canada and exporting globally.

News from Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Program Update

The Consumer Product Safety Program would like to inform you that the Industry Guide to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, Third Edition, is now available.

Health Canada’s mandate is to help protect the health and safety of Canadians. Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its associated regulations.

Key Takeaways

For a chemical product to be subject to the requirements set out in the CCCR, 2001, it must first be classified as a consumer product that is subject to the CCPSA. To understand the scope of products that the CCPSA applies to, it is important to consider the definition of a “consumer product” as well as the range of consumer products that are excluded from the application of the Act.

The term consumer product is defined in the CCPSA as:

“a product, including its components, parts, or accessories, that may reasonably be expected to be obtained by an individual to be used for non-commercial purposes, including for domestic, recreational, and sports purposes, and includes its packaging.”

Excluded Products

Below are examples of consumer products regulated under other acts to which the CCPSA and its associated regulations do not apply:

  • tobacco products: Tobacco and Vaping Products Act
  • natural health products: Food and Drugs Act
  • cosmetics: Food and Drugs Act
  • drugs: Food and Drugs Act
  • explosives: Explosives Act
  • food: Food and Drugs Act
  • medical devices: Food and Drugs Act
  • nuclear substances: Nuclear Safety and Control Act
  • pest control products: Pest Control Products Act
  • cannabis products: Cannabis Act

The above list of exclusions is not intended to be exhaustive. Please refer to Section 4 and Schedule 1 of the CCPSA for complete information.

Helpful Links

ARGO is available for consultation regarding importing into Canada and exporting globally. If you or your business need assistance with product classification or the regulations, please do not hesitate to contact us. All inquiries are welcome.

CBSA Trade compliance verifications: January 2024

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has a specific approach to the verification of commercial goods destined for Canada. Trade compliance verification reports represent a large part of ongoing efforts to ensure trade compliance.

Key Takeaways

To be trade compliant, the importing community must meet all of the requirements governing the accounting of commercial goods imported into Canada, including, but not limited to:

  • classifying their commercial goods under the appropriate tariff classification
  • accurately declaring the origin and value of the goods, in accordance with legislative requirements
  • paying the appropriate duties and taxes on the goods

The CBSA monitors the extent to which commercial goods are trade compliant by conducting targeted verifications and issuing verification priorities.

The January 2024 Trade Compliance Verification priorities are as follows:

Tariff verification priorities are:

  • Freezers and other freezing equipment – Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 84.18
  • Washer and Dryers – Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 84.50 and 84.51
  • Spent fowl – Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 02.07, 16.01, and 16.02
  • LED lamps – Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.39
  • Furniture for non-domestic purposes – Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 94.01 and 94.03
  • Parts of lamps – Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.05
  • Cell phone cases – Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26, 42.02 and 85.17
  • Pickled vegetables -Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 20.01
  • Parts of machines and mechanical appliances – Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 84.79
  • Bicycle Parts – Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 87.14
  • Parts for Use with Machinery of Chapter 84 – Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 84.31
  • Indicator Panels and Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) – Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 85.31 and 84.41
  • Safety Headgear (Round 5) – Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 6506.10
  • Disposable and Protective Gloves (Round 5) – Harmonized System Number(s): Subheadings 3926.20 and 4015.19

Valuation priorities are:

  • Apparel – Harmonized System Number(s): Chapters 61 and 62, with an emphasis on assists
  • Most-Favoured-Nation tariff treatment withdrawn from Russia and Belarus
  • Effective March 2, 2022, the Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) tariff treatment no longer applies to goods imported into Canada that originate in Russia or Belarus.
  • This includes goods shipped:
    • directly from Russia or Belarus
    • from a third country

You must now account for these goods under the General Tariff rate of customs duty of 35%.

Helpful Links

Argo Customs Brokers Is at Your Service

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding the effects that the trade compliance verifications may have on your business, please reach out to Argo Customs Brokers. Our team of experts is here to help you navigate the requirements of the CBSA. Contact us today for any import/export services or information you may require.

Notice of close of record and updated schedule: Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe 2 (LP2 2023 UP1)

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) initiated a normal value and export price review on January 29, 2020, to update all normal values and export prices of specific carbon and alloy steel line pipe (line pipe) that SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH) exported from the Republic of Korea to Canada.

The review came after an importer asked for a new decision to be made. It is a component of the CBSA’s enforcement of the Special Import Measures Act’s (SIMA) requirements for the dumping of line pipe from the Republic of Korea as stated in the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s (CITT) injury finding from January 4, 2018.

The schedule for this normal value and export price review is available on the CBSA’s website at: The CBSA has now updated the website to announce that the record has been closed. Interested parties have seven days from the close of the record to file case arguments concerning the normal value and export price review and 14 days from the close of the record to file reply submissions in respect of the case arguments.

Normal values established during this review will apply to subject goods released from the CBSA on or after the conclusion date. The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied to any requests for re-determination of importations of subject goods that have not been processed prior to the conclusion of the review, regardless of the date that the requests were received. The normal values and export prices determined as a result of this review may be applied retroactively where the conditions described below are met.

Key Takeaways

  • Exporters must promptly inform the CBSA of any changes to domestic prices, costs, market conditions, or terms and channels of sale. If there are increases in domestic prices or costs, the export price for sales to Canada should be increased accordingly. Failure to notify the CBSA or adjust export prices may result in retroactive assessments of anti-dumping duties.
  • In order to avoid secondary dumping, companies must increase resale pricing to unrelated customers in Canada when related parties are involved. If a company raises its selling prices in Canada to eliminate all secondary dumping, export prices will be calculated under Section 24 of SIMA. Price reviews will be conducted to ensure an appropriate selling price is maintained in the Canadian market. If a company is found to be in a secondary dumping situation, anti-dumping duties may be assessed retroactively.

Helpful Links:

Please ask ARGO Customs Brokers to assist you in checking and estimating your SIMA duty (when your goods could possibly be under SIMA duty regulations) in advance. Having full and detailed information about SIMA duty is very important to making a proper estimation of what you’d pay here in Canada. It’s good to have it before your load departs from the country of export.

Wind Towers: Measures in Force – Dumping and Subsidizing (China)

On December 5, 2023, the CBSA modified and rereleased their article on Wind Towers from China: Measures in Force (SIMA: Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties) regarding Measures in Force code (MIF code): WT.

The article provides information on measures in force regarding wind towers, specifically those related to dumping and subsidizing by China. It includes the product definition, exclusion, investigation information, tariff classification numbers, duty liability, disclosure of normal values and amounts of subsidy, and information required on customs documents.

This information will be of interest to individuals involved in the importation and trade of wind towers, particularly those originating from or exported to China. The most pertinent points include duty liability rates and the information required on customs documents for importation.

Key Takeaways

  • Subject goods are normally classified under the following tariff classification number: 7308.20.00.00. However, they can also be imported under the following tariff number, in particular if they are imported with other wind turbine components, such as the nacelle or rotors: 8502.31.00.00
  • Please note that these tariff classification numbers may apply to goods that are not subject to the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA) measures, may change because of amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, or the subject goods may be imported under tariff classification numbers that are not listed. Refer to the product definition for authoritative details regarding the subject goods.
  • Exclusion
    • The Canadian International Trade Tribunal excludes from its findings the above-mentioned goods imported for installation in energy projects located west of the Ontario-Manitoba border.
    • Anti-dumping duties: For importations of subject goods originating in or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued specific normal values, the anti-dumping duty is equal to 159.3% of the export price.
    • Countervailing duties: For importations of subject goods originating in or exported from China for which the exporter has not been issued a specific amount of subsidy, the countervailing duty is equal to 101,292.73 CNY per section.

Helpful Links

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding how the MIF WT may affect your business, please reach out to Argo Customs Brokers. Our team of experts is here to help you navigate the requirements for the CBSA. Contact us today for any import/export services or information you may require.