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CBSA Trade Verification Priorities issued for 2022


Your chances of being selected by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for trade compliance verification are higher if you import products on the following list of priorities, updated this month.

The latest semi-annual list identifies products that are of concern which, due to misclassification, have led to a loss of revenue for the CBSA.  Non-compliant companies will have to pay retroactive duties and, potentially, Administrative Monetary Penalties.

All items on the list have appeared on previous lists for which new rounds have been implemented and no new products have been added.  Examples of items on the list:

  • Spent fowl (Round 2)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 02.07, 16.01 and 16.02
  • LED lamps
    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.39
  • Furniture for non-domestic purposes (Round 3)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 94.01 and 94.03
  • Pickled vegetables (Round 5)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 20.01
  • Pasta (Round 3)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 19.02
  • Gloves (Round 2)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26 and 42.03
  • Bags (Round 2)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 42.02
  • Air heaters and hot air distributors (Round 2)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 73.22
  • Stone table and counter tops (Round 2)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.03
  • Parts for Use with Machinery of Chapter 84 (Round 3)
    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 84.31

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

Quick Tip #57
When Incoterms are incomplete

The shipping term FOB (Free on Board) is incomplete when the port of shipment and country are omitted. Moreover, you could end up paying extra if an incorrect assumption (guess) is made about your port of shipment (many countries have multiple ports of shipment).

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