CARM: What all importers need to know about CARM

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Customs compliance priorities updated for 2018

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 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.

See below for more details on each new commodity:

Other Mountings and Fittings, Suitable for Furniture (new) Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 83.02

  • The risk identified is that imported goods could be incorrectly classified as mountings and fittings, suitable for furniture, within Heading 83.02, instead of being properly classified.
  • This verification priority was released in June 2018.
  • Results are not yet available.

Air Heaters and Hot Air Distributors (new) Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 73.22

  • The risk identified is that imported goods could be incorrectly classified as air heaters and hot air distributors within Heading 73.22, instead of being properly classified elsewhere within the same chapter, and be subject to duty rates up to 7.5%.
  • This verification priority was released in June 2018.
  • Results are not yet available.

Flashlights and Miners’ Safety Lamps (new) Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.13

  • The risk identified is that imported goods could be incorrectly classified as flashlights and miners’ safety lamps within Heading 85.13, instead of being properly classified elsewhere within the same heading, and be subject to a duty rate of 7%.
  • This verification priority was released in June 2018.
  • Results are not yet available.

For more information please call Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at (905) 882-4880, ext. 213.

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