Description of the objective
In 2010, as part of the Strategic Review, the Canada Border Services Agency reviewed the Duty Free Shop Regulations to find ways to minimize the Agency's oversight of the Duty Free Shop (DFS) industry and to reduce administrative burden on the DFS licensees. Extensive consultations were held with industry stakeholders and based on the input received, the CBSA implemented five minor regulatory changes using the Customs Notice process to reduce administrative burden to both the CBSA and the DFS industry.
The five proposed amendments to the Duty Free Shop Regulations will formalize regulatory changes that were enacted and implemented by the CBSA through Customs Notice 14-031 and the Ministerial announcement on December 11, 2014.
To reduce administrative burden to industry and to the CBSA, the CBSA also proposes amending the Regulations to eliminate the requirement for monthly and annual reporting.
Enabling Act: Customs Act
Indication of business impacts
There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.
Public consultation opportunities
Prior to implementing these amendments, consultations were held with the following:
- Association of Canadian Airport Duty Free Operators (ACADFO)
- Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) and Non-Member representatives (individual DFS licensees)
- Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions (CALJ) (representing the provincial liquor boards/commissions)
- Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association (BTOA)
Canada has been administering these regulations as though the amendments are already in place since their public announcement by the CBSA in Customs Notice 14-031, published on December 11, 2014. Prior to formalizing these regulatory changes, the Agency provided a final consultation opportunity to DFS industry stakeholders in November, 2016. These stakeholders provided no further comments.
Canada Border Services Agency
- Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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