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CETA Agreement now in effect – September 21, 2017

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will create jobs, strengthen economic relations and boost Canada’s trade with the world’s second-largest market. CETA is a progressive free trade agreement which covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade in order to eliminate or reduce barriers. For example, prior to CETA’s entry into force, […]

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New Harmonized System Standards to Take Effect on January 1, 2017

The WCO Council, at its 123rd/124th Sessions in June 2014, adopted a Recommendation that lists recommended amendments to the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature which will enter into force on 1 January 2017 (HS 2017). This Recommendation is being promulgated under the provisions of Article 16 of the HS Convention, which implies that HS Contracting Parties […]

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D8-2-15, Administration of the Representational Gifts Remission Order

The following has been updated and is available on the CBSA website: Memorandum D8-2-15, Administration of the Representational Gifts Remission Order This memorandum outlines the conditions under which certain representational gifts qualify for customs duty-free entry, GST and excise tax relief, and customs duties relief. The representational gifts must be presented to a donee […]

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