CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

CBSA Trade Verification Priorities issued for 2021

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 4)

    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 20.01
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (Round 3)

    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.26
  • Gloves (Round 2)

    Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26 and 42.03
  • Safety headgear (Round 4)

    Harmonized System Number(s): SubHeading 6506.10
  • 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
  • Flashlights and miners’ safety lamps (Round 2)

    Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.13

For more information, please call Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1213.

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