Forward Regulatory Plan: 2017-2019
Regulations Amending the Proof of Origin of Imported Goods Regulations (CHFTA)

Description of the objective

Amendments to the Proof of Origin of Imported Goods Regulations made under the Customs Act are necessary to enforce the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA). These regulations will implement into Canadian law the commitments related to proof of origin that have been negotiated in the CHFTA. The Regulations are being amended to subject goods imported from Honduras to the same proof of origin requirements as goods imported from a NAFTA country, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia and Panama. These countries share commonalities with respect to the use of English, French or Spanish for the completion of the Certificate of Origin. The other amendments to the Proof of Origin of Imported Goods Regulations create exemptions and alternatives to the general proof of origin requirement. More information relating to these amendments can be found at Customs Notice 14-023.

Enabling Act: Customs Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Canada has been administering these regulations as though the amendments are already in place since the coming-into-force of the CHFTA on October 1, 2014.

The amendments to these regulations were publicly announced by the CBSA in Customs Notice 14-023, published on September 24, 2014. There are no further opportunities for public consultation.

Departmental Contact

Caley Sayers
Senior Program Advisor
Programs Branch
Tel.: 613-952-1901

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