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Proposed Regulatory Amendments Related to the Refund of Duties Under the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)

Customs Notice 14-003

Ottawa, February 26, 2014

1. This customs notice announces regulatory amendments proposed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in support of the implementation of the Agreement to Amend the Free Trade Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Chile, Done at Santiago on 5 December 1996, as Amended, Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Chile.

Proposed Regulatory Changes

Refund of Duties Regulations

2.  It is proposed that Part 4 of the Refund of Duties Regulations be amended to provide that an application for a refund of duties paid on goods that are exported from Chile and imported into Canada on or after March 1, 2014 and in respect of which no claim for preferential tariff treatment under CCFTA was made at the time they were accounted for under subsection 32(1), (3) or (5) of the Customs Act may only be made within four years after the goods were accounted for under subsection 32(1), (3) or (5) of the Customs Act.

Additional Information

3. For more information, within Canada call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064. Long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time/except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.