CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities January 2021

CBSA has released the January 2021 Trade Compliance Verification Priorities.
Bedding and drapery (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Various goods of Headings 63.01, 63.02 and 63.03. USA origin.

Apparel (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Chapters 61 and 62
Footwear (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Chapter 64


Spent fowl (Round 2)
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 (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 94.01 and 94.03

Batteries (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.06

Footwear ($30 or more per pair) (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 64.03

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.26

Parts of lamps (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.05

Pasta (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 19.02

Cell phone cases (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26, 42.02 and 85.17

Pickled vegetables (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 20.01

Gloves (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26 and 42.03

Safety headgear (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): SubHeading 6506.10

Bags (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 42.02

Import permit numbers (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Chapters 2 and 4

Other mountings and fittings, suitable for furniture (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 83.02

Air heaters and hot air distributors (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 73.22

Flashlights and miners’ safety lamps (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.13

Stone table and counter tops (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.03

Disposable and protective gloves (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheadings 3926.20 and 4015.19

Parts of machines and mechanical appliances
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 84.79

Other chemical products
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 38.24

Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement

Bill C-18, An Act to implement the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA), was introduced in the House of Commons.

Subject to parliamentary approval, by preserving the main benefits of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), including the elimination of tariffs on 98% of products exported to the United Kingdom, this agreement will maintain preferential access to the U.K. market for Canadian exporters, even as the United Kingdom exits CETA.

Canada-Britain trade agreement .

International Trade Minister Mary Ng was unable to offer MPs a firm guarantee today that they will see a bill to ratify the new provisional Canada-Britain trade agreement before Parliament is due to break for Christmas on Dec. 11.

Ng also revealed that officials in both countries are still working on the final text of the agreement. Canada’s current agreement with Britain under its European Union trade pact expires when Britain’s divorce from the EU takes effect at the start of the new year.

Certifying the origin of goods under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

In order to claim preferential tariff treatment under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), a certification of origin is required. The certification of origin has no prescribed format, but instead consists of a set of minimum data elements.
The certification of origin may be completed by either the exporter, producer, or importer of the goods for the purpose of certifying that a good being exported from the territory of another Party qualifies as an originating good. It may be provided on an invoice or any other document, and may be completed and submitted electronically including with an electronic or digital signature.

Ontario Tobacco Tax collection in the Postal Mode

1. The purpose of this Customs Notice is to advise the public that the Ontario Ministry of Finance has requested that the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) expand its provincial agreement to incorporate the collection of tobacco tax on casual importations within the postal stream for Ontario. This agreement is similar to agreements that are currently in place between the CBSA and other provinces, such as British Columbia and Alberta.

2. Effective November 17, 2020, the Customs Declaration System (CDS) will be modified and the Postal Import Control System (PICS) application will be upgraded to accommodate this agreement.

3. Residents of provinces with an agreement to collect the PST or tobacco tax are only subject to the tax when they import taxable non-commercial goods into their province of residence.

Ontario Tobacco tax rates:

4. As of March 29, 2018, the current tax rates are:

18.475¢ per cigarette
18.475¢ per gram or part gram of tobacco product other than cigarettes and cigars and
56.6 per cent of the taxable price of a cigar
5. Tobacco tax on a pack of 20 cigarettes equals $3.70, on a pack of 25 cigarettes equals $4.62 and on a carton of 200 cigarettes equals $36.95.

6. Tobacco products sold in Ontario are also subject to federal excise duty and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Updates to the Fertilizers Regulations

The CFIA has updated the Fertilizers Regulations to reduce red tape and provide more flexibility to industry while focusing on product safety and environmental protection.

The CFIA is also making it easier for industry to submit, track and pay for new product registrations through My CFIA, the Agency’s secure and convenient digital platform. In order to take advantage of the new fertilizer and supplement online services, industry will need to sign up for a My CFIA account.

Refined sugar, Notice of initiation of expiry review investigation.

On October 2, 2020, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), pursuant to subsection 76.03(3) of the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA), initiated an expiry review of its order issued on October 30, 2015, in Expiry Review No. RR‑2014‑006, concerning the dumping of refined sugar, refined from sugar cane or sugar beets, in granulated, liquid and powdered form (refined sugar), originating in or exported from the United States of America, Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the subsidizing of refined sugar originating in or exported from the European Union (EU).
The subject goods are defined as:

“Refined sugar, refined from sugar cane or sugar beets, in granulated, liquid, and powdered form. Refined sugar is sold as white granulated, liquid and specialty sugars. Granulated sugar comes in a range of grain fractions (e.g., medium, fine and extra fine). Liquid sugar includes invert sugar. Specialty sugars include soft yellow sugar, brown sugar, icing sugar, demerara sugar and others and may be sold in granulated, liquid or powdered form.”

As a result of the CITT’s expiry review, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has today initiated an expiry review investigation to determine, pursuant to paragraph 76.03(7)(a) of SIMA, whether the expiry of the orders is likely to result in the continuation or resumption of dumping and/or subsidizing of the subject goods. The CBSA will make a determination no later than March 1, 2021, and will issue a Statement of Reasons by March 16, 2021.

Vehicles for Export to the European Union.

Applications for quota allocation under the CETA Origin Quota for vehicles are now being accepted.
Eligibility criteria
You are eligible for an allocation if you are a:

Resident of Canada
your head office is in Canada or you operate a branch office in Canada.
Manufacturer of light passenger Vehicles
that manufactures light passenger Vehicles of the type eligible to benefit from the CETA origin quota for Vehicles, either on a manufactured or purchased chassis, in an establishment in Canada.

Wheat Gluten – Statement of Reasons

Concerning the initiation of an investigation into the dumping of certain wheat gluten originating in or exported from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania.