The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) targets specific industries and products for extra attention at the border to ensure importers are compliant with requirements for tariff classification, product valuation and country of origin.
CBSA’s list of targeted verification priorities is updated on an ongoing basis. The current list is available on the CBSA website and contains 39 types of goods (by HS number or chapter) including vices and clamps, bicycle parts, footwear (worth $30 or more per pair), pasta and railway equipment.
New items, added June, 2018, are:
- other mountings and fittings, suitable for furniture
- air heaters and hot air distributors
- flashlights and miners’ safety lamps
Existing items beginning a fresh round of verifications are:
- cell phone cases
- olive oil
- stone blocks and slabs
- pickled vegetables
If you’re importing any of the targeted items, pay extra attention to your import practices and customs paperwork. Any errors or inconsistencies can result in extra duty and penalties, disruptions to your supply chain, border delays and loss of good importer status with CBSA.
Information provided by: Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International