Moving Forward with the Energy Efficiency Regulations

This is to inform you that the proposed Regulations Amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (Amendment 18) has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, along with a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

This announcement represents a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2024 to 2026, which was updated on April 1, 2024.

A Note from the Canada Gazette

This Amendment would add or update energy efficiency and testing standards for several newly and currently regulated energy-using products to harmonize with the United States. Also, this Amendment would expand the use of ambulatory incorporation by reference to U.S. standards or NRCan technical standards documents, as well as position NRCan to exercise Ministerial Regulations for more energy-using products to adjust quickly to changes and maintain harmonization in the future, where appropriate.

Furthermore, the Amendment would include transitional provisions for specific products during which regulated parties would have the opportunity, on a voluntary basis, to comply more quickly with the new requirements (voluntary early compliance). Finally, the Amendment would introduce more stringent energy efficiency standards than in the United States for some products to assist with achieving net-zero by 2050.

Amendment 18

Pre-publication initiates a 70-day public comment period, which will end on August 31, 2024.

  • Natural Resources Canada encourages you to submit your comments online using the new commenting feature on the Canada Gazette, Part I website. Please note that in order to increase the transparency of the regulatory process, all comments submitted during the consultation period will be posted online after the 70-day period closes.
  • All comments will be taken into consideration in the development of the final regulations that will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II. You can submit comments at any point throughout the 70-day period, but early submission will allow for early analysis of any potential changes to the proposal to address concerns.
  • Amendment 18 proposes the incorporation by reference of NRCan technical standards documents for two energy using products. These documents have been posted on the Amendment 18 page and are subject to the same 70-day comment period as the rest of the amendment.

Visit Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations website for more information on energy-using products that are regulated in Canada. If you have questions about energy efficiency standards for products and equipment that are regulated in Canada, please contact EEregulations-reglementEE@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca.

For more information about or assistance with the Regulations, please contact ARGO Customs Brokers. If you have any questions about exporting or importing, all inquiries are welcome.

Importing a Vehicle from Countries Other Than the United States and Mexico

According to Transport Canada, in the following circumstances, people may import a vehicle from a country other than the United States or Mexico:

  • The vehicle is 15 years old or older, based on the month and year of its manufacture, belongs to a regulated class of vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (the Act), and is not a bus.
  • The vehicle is a bus manufactured before January 1, 1971.
  • The vehicle is non-regulated at importation, meaning it does not belong to a class of vehicle regulated under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations.
  • The vehicle meets all Canadian standards and was purchased new abroad from a manufacturer. The importer should pre-authorize the vehicle’s importation with Transport Canada.
  • The vehicle is a returning Canadian-specification vehicle—originally owned in Canada, and it still complies with Canadian standards. If the importer is not the same owner prior to the vehicle leaving Canada, he must request pre-authorization from Transport Canada for the vehicle’s entry.
  • The vehicle meets U.S. safety standards and was bought new at retail in the U.S. prior to being shipped abroad. The vehicle also needs to qualify for import via the Registrar of Imported Vehicles.
  • The vehicle is a returning U.S.-specification used vehicle – originally purchased at retail in the U.S. – and it still complies with U.S. standards. The vehicle also needs to qualify for import via the Registrar of Imported Vehicles.

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ARGO Customs Brokers is at Your Service

ARGO Customs Brokers is available to assist with imports, exports, and all queries related to customs broker services. We will be happy to assist you with importing vehicles.

Importing Mangoes Into Canada

Mangoes are duty free and tax free as basic groceries. Please be advised that food is CFIA regulated so importers are well advised to review and comply with the requirements and apply for a SFC CFIA license and DRC certificate (or DRC exemption letter) for fresh produce.

A DRC membership is required to trade fresh fruits and vegetables (i.e., to buy, sell, import, or export) unless otherwise specified. If you are not a member, it is important to determine if you require a membership in order to comply with the current regulations.

The DRC has developed a suite of self-assessment tools to assist in determining if you require a DRC membership or if you are exempt from the requirement. To learn more about Part 6, Division 6, Subdivision C—Trade of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables of the SFCR, including prohibitions and exceptions, refer to the DRC’s SFCR resources or contact the DRC Help Desk.

ARGO Customs Brokers are available to answer any questions you may have regarding the importation of fresh produce and related products. Please feel free to contact us at any time for assistance with importing and exporting to and from Canada.

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Navigating the Import and Export Maze: 6 Ways Customs Brokers in Canada Can Help Your Business

The Intricate World of International Trade

The Challenges of Cross-Border Commerce

In today’s globalized economy, international trade has become a critical component of business success. However, navigating the complex web of regulations, documentation, and customs procedures can be complicated, especially for companies venturing into new markets or dealing with unfamiliar territories.

Customs Compliance: A Crucial Consideration

Failure to comply with customs regulations can result in costly penalties, shipment delays, and even legal consequences. As a business engaged in international trade, ensuring compliance with ever-changing customs rules and requirements is paramount to maintaining a seamless flow of goods and minimizing potential risks.

Demystifying the Role of Customs Brokers

The Essence of Customs Brokerage Services

Enter customs brokers—the unsung heroes of international trade. These licensed professionals are experts in the intricate world of customs clearance, acting as intermediaries between businesses and government agencies. Their deep knowledge and understanding of customs regulations, documentation requirements, and clearance processes make them invaluable partners for companies engaged in cross-border commerce.

Introducing ARGO Customs Brokers: Your Trade Facilitator Across Major Canadian Cities

ARGO Customs Brokers is a leading provider of customs brokerage services in Canada, with a strong presence in major cities such as Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Ottawa. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to ensuring your imports and exports move seamlessly across borders, minimizing delays and maximizing cost-effectiveness.

Six Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Customs Broker

1. Decoding the Regulatory Labyrinth

Staying Ahead of the Ever-Evolving Rules

Customs regulations are constantly changing, making it challenging for businesses to stay up-to-date with the latest requirements. Customs brokers are intimately familiar with these ever-evolving rules, ensuring your company remains compliant and avoids costly penalties.

Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Costly Missteps

Failure to comply with customs regulations can result in significant fines, shipment delays, and even legal consequences. By partnering with a customs broker, you can rest assured that your import and export processes are handled with precision, minimizing the risk of non-compliance and its associated costs.

2. Streamlining the Clearance Process

Expediting Import and Export Procedures

Customs clearance can be a time-consuming and complex process, with numerous steps and documentation requirements. Customs brokers have the expertise and established relationships to streamline this process, ensuring your shipments clear customs efficiently and without unnecessary delays.

Minimizing Delays and Storage Fees

Delays in customs clearance can lead to additional storage fees and disruptions in your supply chain. By leveraging the services of a customs broker, you can minimize these costly delays and keep your operations running smoothly.

3. Mastering the Art of Documentation

Precise and Complete Paperwork

Accurate and complete documentation is critical for successful customs clearance. Customs brokers are well-versed in the intricacies of documentation requirements, ensuring all necessary forms and paperwork are prepared correctly and in accordance with regulations.

Preventing Errors That Can Stall Your Shipments

Even minor errors or omissions in documentation can result in shipment delays or potential penalties. By entrusting your documentation to a customs broker, you can avoid costly mistakes and ensure your shipments move seamlessly through customs.

4. Unlocking Cost Savings Opportunities

Identifying Duty and Tax Reduction Strategies

Customs brokers are experts in identifying opportunities for duty and tax savings. They can help you leverage trade agreements, free trade zones, and other programs to minimize the costs associated with your import and export activities.

Leveraging Trade Agreements and Programs

With our in-depth knowledge of trade agreements and specialized programs, ARGO Customs Brokers can ensure you take advantage of any available benefits, potentially saving your business significant amounts of money.

5. Mitigating Risks and Liabilities

Safeguarding Your Business from Legal and Financial Pitfalls

Non-compliance with customs regulations can expose your business to legal and financial risks, including fines, penalties, and even criminal charges in severe cases. Our agents act as safeguards, ensuring your import and export activities are conducted in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Peace of Mind Through Proactive Risk Management

By partnering with ARGO Customs Brokers, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your international trade operations are being managed proactively, minimizing potential risks and liabilities.

6. Specialized Expertise for Unique Situations

Introducing KORPUS-Pi: ARGO’s Partner for Ukraine Trade

For businesses engaged in trade with Ukraine, ARGO Customs Brokers has partnered with KORPUS-Pi, a specialized firm with extensive expertise in navigating the unique customs and regulatory landscape of this region.

Handling Complex or Sensitive Shipments with Ease

Whether you’re dealing with specialized products, sensitive materials, or complex shipping scenarios, the combined expertise of ARGO Customs Brokers and KORPUS-Pi ensures your shipments are handled with the utmost care and precision.

The Path to Seamless International Trade

Recap: The Invaluable Benefits of Customs Brokerage Services

From ensuring compliance and minimizing risks to streamlining processes and unlocking cost savings opportunities, the advantages of partnering with a customs broker are numerous and far-reaching. Our professionals are invaluable partners for businesses engaged in international trade, offering peace of mind and a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace.

Partnering with ARGO Customs Brokers: Your Trusted Guide

If you’re looking for a reliable and experienced customs broker to guide your business through the import and export maze, the one you want is ARGO Customs Brokers. With our extensive knowledge, commitment to compliance, and strategic partnerships like the one with KORPUS-Pi for Ukraine trade, ARGO Customs Brokers is poised to be your trusted ally in navigating the complexities of international commerce.

Embrace the benefits of customs brokerage services and unlock seamless trade across borders. Contact ARGO Customs Brokers today and let our expertise pave the way for your business’s success in the global marketplace.

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.

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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: info@argocustoms.com. 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/sima-lmsi/up/menu-eng.html. 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.

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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.

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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.