Proposed Amendments to the Duty Free Shop Regulations
Customs Notice 14-031

Ottawa, December 11, 2014

1. This customs notice announces regulatory amendments proposed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) following extensive consultations with external stakeholders. These amendments are designed to streamline the CBSA’s Duty Free Shop (DFS) program, as well as reduce costs and the administrative burden on both the duty free shop industry and the CBSA. It is further proposed that these regulatory amendments come into force on December 11, 2014, on the condition that the Governor in Council makes them.

Proposed Regulatory Changes

2. It is proposed that:

3. The CBSA will pursue these required regulatory amendments in accordance with section 167.1 of the Customs Act.

Additional Information

4. For more information, within Canada call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 (long distance charges will apply). Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time / except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.

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