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CBSA Verification Priorities: January 2023


Are your goods on the list?

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.Dart arow_170115138_m

CBSA’s list of targeted verification priorities is updated on an ongoing basis. The current list, published January 2023, is now available on the CBSA website.

It contains 19 types of goods targeted to ensure correct tariff classification and one type of goods identified for valuation. No goods are targeted for origin verifications at this time. 

Three new items on the list are:

  • LED lamps (Round 2 completed October 2022, results not yet available)
  • Safety headgear (Round 5 completed July 2022, results not yet available)
  • Disposable and protective gloves (Round 5 completed November 2022, results not yet available)

Please review the 2023 Verification Priorities list carefully to see if your goods are on it.

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 the CBSA.

If it’s time to tighten up your systems for better customs compliance, connect with our experienced team of professionals today.

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