CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Are you on the list of customs verification priorities?

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The latest semi-annual list of verification priorities for the CBSA has been released.  It includes many items that have appeared on previous lists:

  • Hair Dryers and Electric Smoothing Irons, Heading 85.16
  • Mountings, Fittings and Similar Articles, Heading 83.02
  • Nails and Similar Articles of Iron or Steel, Heading 73.17
  • Castors with Mountings of Base Metal, Heading 83.02
  • Mineral Waters and Aerated Waters, Heading 22.01
  • Gloves, Headings 39.26 and 42.03
  • Spent Fowl, Headings 02.07, 16.01 and 16.02
  • Bags, 42.02
  • Mountings and Fittings, Suitable for Furniture, Heading 83.02
  • Air Heaters and Hot Air Distributors, Heading 73.22
  • Flashlights and Miners’ Safety Lamps, Heading 85.13
  • Stone Table and Counter Tops, Heading 94.03
  • Disposable and Protective Gloves, Subheadings 3926.20.91 and 4015.19

Chapters 2 and 4 remain on the tariff classification list for Import Permit Numbers.  The risk identified is that imported goods could be classified under “within access commitment” tariff items within Chapter 2 (meat of bovine animals and poultry) and Chapter 4 (dairy products), without the required import permit number on the declaration.

With respect to valuation, there are two items:

  • Apparel, Chapters 61 and 62
  • Footwear, Chapter 64 

For origin, there are also two items:

  • T-Shirts, Heading 61.09
  • Bedding and Drapery, Headings 63.01, 63.02 and 63.03

The next list of priorities is expected in July 2019.

For more information, contact Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs.

Quick Tip #31
Act Quickly to resolve non-compliance issues and avoid increasing fines

Most monetary penalties issued by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) under the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) escalate with repetition.

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