December 2015

Canadian parliamentOn December 22, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (“CITT”) issued the long awaited decision in the Certain Rebar Public Interest Inquiry (CITT File No. PB-2014-001). On January 9, 2015, the CITT made an injury finding in NQ-2014-001 “Certain Rebar” originating in or exported from China, Korea and/or Turkey.  On February 23, 2015, the

question markYesterday, we wrote about “How To Find Out What Is In The Canada Revenue Agency’s Files About Your Audit“.  Today, we are writing about your Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) file.  Would you like to know why the CBSA is not approving your NEXUS application?  Would you like to know what the CBSA

Many QuestionsWouldn’t you like to know what is in the Canada Revenue Agency’s (“CRA”) files concerning your GST/HST audit? This information is very valuable in finding out where the CRA made a mistake or what is the basis for the misunderstanding about your taxes.  We recommend obtaining this information as soon as possible after an assessment


question markOn December 16, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) released “Customs Notice 15-037” regarding the January 1, 2016 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff.  This document is used by trade lawyers, customs brokers and importers to determine the correct tariff classification of goods.  In addition, the 2016

CAN US MEX $The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) may seize your cash if you are carrying financial instruments over $Canadian 10,000 and fail to declare the financial instruments when you enter Canada or leave Canada.  When arriving in Canada by air, all passengers complete the E311 form – Declaration Card.  One of the questions on the

Many QuestionsWe are regularly asked questions about the tariff classification for Canada customs duty purposes of health food products.  Certain products that are classified in the United States under HS Code 2106 are classified under HS Codes 3003 (medicaments not in measured doses) or 3004 (medicaments in measured doses) for Canada customs purposes.  This is an

Customs Building (XL)The Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) permits importers to make a “no-names” disclosure in order to request advice from the CBSA as to the possibility of a successful voluntary disclosure (like a prior disclosure in the USA). In the case of a no-names voluntary disclosure, the CBSA does not require the importer’s representative to give


iStock_000019169483XSmallDecember 9th is International Anti-Corruption Day. International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.

International Anti-Corruption Day urges countries to do their part by exposing and cracking down on corruption and engendering a culture of values of

IMG00158-20111010-1422On November 18, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency issued D-Memorandum D-2-1-5 “Bequests – Tariff Item No. 9806.00.00”.   In this D-Memorandum, the CBSA sets out the rules applicable when using Customs Tariff Code 9806.00.00 to import goods that have been bequested or are a gift in anticipation on death on a duty-free basis.  Generally