Forward Regulatory Plan: 2017-2019
Duty Free Shop Regulations

Description of the objective

In 2010, as part of the Strategic Review to identify potential savings, 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.

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:

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 final consultation opportunity was provided to DFS industry stakeholders in November, 2016.  Industry stakeholders provided no further comments or feedback.

Departmental Contact

Tammy Landreville
Programs Branch
Canada Border Services Agency
Tel.: 613-941-3495

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