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Canadian customs and global trade alert: Announcement of remission process respecting surtaxes levied on US goods

Published on: Jul 30, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, surtaxes are being levied at the ad valorum rate of 10% or 25% on the value for duty of certain US goods. The surtaxes are levied in accordance with the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) Customs Notice 18-08, United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods). Canadian companies can apply for remission of these surtaxes.

A recent government announcement states that, as a matter of policy, Canada will consider applications for remission only in certain instances.

Only companies registered in Canada are eligible to submit a remission application respecting these surtaxes.

Before making a surtax remission application, it may be useful to consider whether either of the CBSA’s duty drawback or duty deferral programs may apply.


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