Regulatory Stock Review Plan

This Regulatory Stock Review Plan is a public list and description of planned reviews of regulations that the CBSA is proposing within a three-year period. It is intended to give Canadians, including businesses and Indigenous peoples, and trading partners, greater opportunity to inform the reviews of regulations and to plan for the future.

The stock review plan identifies an agency contact point for the planned reviews. The stock review plan will be adjusted and updated over time to reflect the CBSA’s regulatory priorities and changes to the operating environment.

Stock Review Plan (2019 – 2021)

Reviews planned in 2019

Review of the Fees in Respect of Mail Regulations
Review of Remission Orders Made Under the Customs Tariff

Reviews planned in 2020

Review of Certain Traveller Facilitation Regulations
Review of Licensing Regulations

Reviews planned in 2021

Review of Certain Trade Facilitation Regulations


Review of the Fees in Respect of Mail Regulations

Title of the Regulations

Fees in Respect of Mail Regulations (SOR/92-414)

Enabling Act

Customs Act

Rationale

The Agency is conducting a “Postal Operations (Modernisation)” study. The regulatory review is scheduled to align with the completion of the study in order to ensure that the regulations support the Agency’s planned modernisation of postal operations.

Narrative

The review will be conducted to ensure that the regulations support the Agency’s planned modernisation of postal operations.

Date of Last Review or Amendment

2014

Targeted Start for Review

2019

For Further Information

Links to further information will be posted here once available.

Contact Information

CBSA Regulatory Affairs Unit
Strategic Policy Branch
Tel: (613) 960-7148
E-mail: CBSA.RAU-UAR.ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Review of Remission Orders Made Under the Customs Tariff

Title of the Regulations

Akwesasne Residents Remission Order (SOR/91-412)
Alaska Marine Lines, Inc. Remission Order (SOR/98-338)
Canadian Forces Materiel Remission Order (SOR/94-617)
Certain Televisions Remission Order (SOR/2014-88)
E.S. Fox Limited Remission Order (SOR/2008-79)
Fondation québécoise du cancer Inc. Remission Order (SOR/91-457)
Hunter Douglas Canada Remission Order (SOR/2005-353)
Renewable Fuel Used as Ships’ Stores Remission Order (SOR/2010-88)
Textile and Apparel Remission Order, 2014 (SOR/2014/278)

Enabling Act

Customs Tariff

Rationale

The Agency’s stock of remission orders made under the Customs Tariff will be undertaken to ensure that the existing orders are effective and remain necessary.

Narrative

The entire stock of the Agency’s remission orders made under the Customs Tariff will be evaluated to determine whether the remission order is effectively achieving the stated goal or if the remission order is spent and may be repealed.

Date of Last Review or Amendment

A comprehensive review of remission orders made under the Customs Tariff has not yet been undertaken.

Targeted Start for Review

2019

For Further Information

More information on remission orders can be found in Memorandum D8-4-1 Information Pertaining to Remission Orders.

Contact Information

CBSA Regulatory Affairs Unit
Strategic Policy Branch
Tel: (613) 960-7148
E-mail: CBSA.RAU-UAR.ASFC@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Review of Certain Traveller Facilitation Regulations

Title of the Regulations

Returning Persons Exemption Regulations (SOR/98-61)
Non-residents' Temporary Importation of Baggage and Conveyances Regulations (SOR/87-720)

Enabling Act

Customs Act
Customs Tariff

Rationale

This review is being undertaken to identify issues and areas for improvement with certain traveler facilitation regulations.

Narrative

This regulatory review will leverage the results, if applicable, from the scheduled “Traveller Facilitation and Compliance” program evaluation to assist in the assessment certain traveler-related regulations to ensure they continue to meet their objectives.

Date of Last Review or Amendment

2008

Targeted Start for Review

2020

For Further Information

Consult the CBSA’s duty and taxes page for information on personal exemptions for returning persons.

Contact Information

Erick Beaudry
Senior Policy Analyst
Strategic Policy Branch
Tel: (613) 946-9582
E-mail: Erick.Beaudry@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Review of Licensing Regulations

Title of the Regulations

Customs Bonded Warehouses Regulations (SOR/96-46)
Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations (SOR/86-1065)
Duty Free Shop Regulations (SOR/86-1072)
Customs Brokers Licensing Regulations (SOR/86-1067)

Enabling Act

Customs Act
Customs Tariff

Rationale

During development of a regulatory proposal amending the Duty Free Shops Regulations, opportunities were identified to resolve issues raised by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.

Narrative

The licensing and assessment regulatory regime will be reviewed to determine any necessary amendments to resolve issues raised by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations and make any other improvements identified.

Date of Last Review or Amendment

2014

Targeted Start for Review

2020

For Further Information

Consult the website of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.
Read about customs bonded warehouses, customs sufferance warehouses, and duty-free shops.
Find out more about customs broker licencing.

Contact Information

Melody Kasak
Manager
Commercial and Trade Branch
Tel: (613) 941-3495
E-mail: Melody.Kasak@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Review of Certain Trade Facilitation Regulations

Title of the Regulations

Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations (SOR/86-1062)
Agents’ Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations (SOR/86-944)
Persons Authorized to Account for Casual Goods Regulations (SOR/95-418)
Interest Rate for Customs Purposes Regulations (SOR/86-1121)

Enabling Act

Customs Act

Rationale

A review is planned to ensure that the regulations continue to support and align with the Agency’s trade facilitation goals.

Narrative

In late 2020, the CBSA will complete the “Trade Facilitation and Compliance” program evaluation and will conduct an assessment of CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project throughout 2021. This review will focus on ensuring that issues identified in the program evaluations are assessed and appropriate remedies are implemented.

Date of Last Review or Amendment

2018

Targeted Start for Review

2021

For Further Information

Refer to the CBSA’s trade facilitation, compliance and incentives resources.
Read about the CBSA Assesssment and Revenue Management (CARM) project.

Contact Information

Blair Hammond
Manager
CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management Branch
Tel: (343) 291-6204
E-mail: Blair.Hammond@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca



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