On May 17, 2019, Global Affairs Canada released a joint statement with the United States, announcing the elimination (which became effective May 20, 2019) of all tariffs imposed by the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion act of 1962 (19 USC §1862) – duties on steel and aluminum, and all retaliatory tariffs imposed by Canada
Both countries have also agreed to terminate all pending litigation between them in the World Trade Organization, with respect to the section 232 duties on steel and aluminum and Canada’s retaliatory surtax.Read More »
On July 6, 2018, the Department of Finance Canada issued a statement outlining the processes and procedures to request a remission of surtaxes on US-origin goods listed in the schedules of the:Read More »
This issue of PwC’s Canada Customs & International Trade Tax Insight covers the following important trade developments:
As a result of many goods exported from Canada having not been reported in accordance with the Customs Act, The Canada Border Services Agency has ramped up its enforcement efforts to deal with export reporting. Significant penalties will be imposed for non-compliance.
13.9m CAD have been pledged over the next five years to enable the Canadian Border Services Agency to enhance the identification processes and increase examination rates of high-risk export shipments.
Bill C-21 creates an export smuggling offence under a section of the Customs Act which currently prohibits import smuggling.
Do not hesitate to contact Mario Seyer, National Indirect Tax leader at
As of 1 July Manitoba’s provincial sales tax rate will increase from 7% to 8% for a period of ten years ending June 30 2023.
There are new exemptions from the tax, for instance some supplies for babies and child safety restraint systems.Read More »