Trade Compliance Verifications
January 2017

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The CBSA manages trade compliance with the Tariff Classification, Valuation, and Origin programs using the following two post-release verification processes:

  1. Random verifications
  2. Verification priorities

Random verifications

Random verifications are designed to measure compliance rates and revenue loss and the results may be used for many purposes, including:

Verification priorities

Targeted verification priorities are determined through a risk-based, evergreen process, meaning that new targets are added throughout the year. Verification priorities may also be carried over from previous years. The current verification priorities are:

Tariff Classification

Curling Irons (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): 8516.32.10

Spectacle Lenses (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 9001.40.10 and 9001.50.10

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
19 17 13 76% $12,921 $117,957 $4,500 $135,378

Furniture for Non-Domestic Purposes
Harmonized System Number(s): Various goods of Headings 94.01 and 94.03

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 22 12 55% $91,117 $594,090 $1,050 $686,257

Seaweed (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): 1212.21.00 and 1212.29.00

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
30 7 4 57% $37,208 $0 $7,725 $44,933

Dextrins and Other Modified Starches (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): 3505.10.90

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
23 17 10 59% $73,959 $74,911 $450 $149,320

Disposable and Protective Gloves (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): 3926.20.10 and 4015.19.10

Batteries (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 8506.10.10 and 8506.50.10.

Footwear ( $30 or more per pair ) (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 6403.59.20 and 6403.99.30

Hair Extensions (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 6703.00.00

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
19 9 8 89% $46,567 $91,143 $2,700 $140,410

Special Purpose Motor Vehicles (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 8705.90.90.90

Parts for Power Trains (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 87.08

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 9 9 100% $3,472 $77,169 $3,600 $84,241

Geophysical and Oceanographic Instruments
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 90.15

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 11 8 73% $1,924 $83,546 $750 $86,220

Cereals
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 10.08

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
7 5 5 100% $4,816 $0 $0 $4,816

Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.26

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
134 109 74 68% $716,361 $1,138,538 $11,700 $1,866,599

Bicycle Parts (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 87.14

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
68 53 47 89% $158,821 $247,894 $61,875 $468,590

Articles of Plastics
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 3926.90

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
11 10 10 100% $27,377 $161,956 $3,450 $192,783

Articles of Iron or Steel
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 73.26

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
14 13 9 69% $5,936 $18,669 $9,450 $34,055

Vices and Clamps
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 82.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
22 15 11 73% $22,489 $55,028 $2,700 $80,217

Parts for Use with Machinery of Chapter 84
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 84.31

Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.17

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
22 10 8 80% $2,828 $15,452 $900 $19,180

Parts of Lamps
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
57 36 26 72% $66,045 $548,583 $9,150 $623,778

Chemical Products (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 38.08

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
59 45 19 42% $25,662 $148,455 $1,500 $175,617

Pasta
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 19.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
31 19 9 47% $19,389 $258,003 $750 $278,142

Hair Dryers and Electric Smoothing Irons
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.16

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
35 27 9 33% $14,215 $49,026 $750 $63,991

Cell Phone Cases
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26, 42.02 and 85.17

Mountings, Fittings and Similar Articles
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 83.02

Stone Table and Counter Tops
Harmonized System Number(s): 9403.90.00

Prepared Meat of Swine
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 16.02

Live Plants
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 06.02

Interchangeable Tools
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 82.07

Air Brakes and Parts Thereof
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 8607.21

Handkerchiefs, Towels and Related Paper Products
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 48.18

Olive Oil (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 15.09 and 15.10

Photographic Film (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 37.02

Stone Blocks and Slabs (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 25.14, 25.15 and 25.16

Railway Equipment (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 86.08

Sausages and Similar Products (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 16.01

Sacks and Bags under Tariff Item 9903.00.00 (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.23 and 63.05

Valuation

Apparel (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Various goods of  Chapters 61 and 62

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
120 20 7 35% $28,103 $356,405 $28,900 $413,408

Preparations and Pastrycooks' Products
Harmonized System Number(s): Various goods of Chapter 19

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
9 8 5 63% $116,454 $1,023,919 $2,400 $1,142,773

Origin

T-Shirts (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 61.09

Jewelry
Harmonized System Number(s): 7113.11.90, 7113.19.90 and 7113.20.90

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
9 5 2 40% $0 $166,341 $4,500 $170,841
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