The Customs Tariff is based on the World Customs Organization's (WCO) Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). For information on the HS and agendas of upcoming sessions of the Harmonized System Committee and the HS Review Sub-Committee, please consult the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System page.
If you have a problem accessing the Tariff files, please refer to our Document Formats page. If you find errors or omissions in those files, or continue to have difficulty opening them, please report the problem.
However, if you have questions regarding tariff classification, rates of duty, permits or other CBSA programs please contact the CBSA's computerized, 24-hour telephone service (Border Information Service) at 1-800-461-9999, available free of charge throughout Canada; press “0” to speak directly with an agent during regular business hours, Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time / except holidays). From outside Canada call (204) 983-3500 or (506) 636-5064, long distance charges will apply. TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.
The CBSA also offers advance rulings for tariff classification which provide binding, written advice as to the classification of a product.
If you have questions regarding the paper copy of the Customs Tariff, which is printed and distributed by Public Works and Government Services Canada, please contact: Government of Canada Publications.