Canada – CBSA announces July 2021 verification priorities: What this means for importers

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has released its second round of 2021 Trade Compliance Verifications, which includes the CBSA list of verification priorities (also known as the audit priorities list).

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CANADA: No more surtax on steel and aluminium as from 20, May 2019

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 »

Canada: What should you know if you import into Canada

In brief
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 »

Do You Export From Canada? Prepare For Heightened Enforcement Of Canada’s Export Laws

PwC_fl_30mmh_cThis 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.

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Do not hesitate to contact Mario Seyer, National Indirect Tax leader at


Canada – increase of Manitoba provincial sales tax to 8% as of 1 July 2013

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 »