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Customs Notice 23-02: Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff: Description changes


1. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of amendments to the January 1, 2023, version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Tariff).

2. The 2023-1 Tariff reflects two sets of description changes.

3. Effective , the following tariff items were subject to description changes.

Chapter Tariff Item Language of the modified description
01 0105.11.2X French
04 0407.11.1X French
06 0601.10.11 English
0601.10.21 English
0601.20.10 English
0602.90.10 English
19 1905.90.7X English
21 2106.90.35 English and French
40 4011.70.10 English and French
4011.80.10 English and French
4011.90.10 English and French
65 6506.10.10 English
90 9003.11.10 English and French
9004.90.10 English and French
95 9507.90.10 English
99 9987.00.00 English

4. Furthermore, there are description changes to include vaping products in certain tariff items in Chapters 98 and 99. As the changes on vaping products were originally part of the Federal Budget 2022, these changes are effective as of October 1, 2022.

Chapter Tariff Item Language of the modified description
98 9804.10.00 English and French
9804.20.00 English and French
9804.30.00 English and French
9804.40.00 English and French
9805.00.00 English and French
9807.00.00 English and French
9816.00.00 English and French
98.25 English and French
98.26 English and French
9827.00.00 English and French
99 9906.00.00 English and French

5. The changes to the descriptions are identified in the PDF version of the Tariff by a change bar in the left margin. Please note that there are no change bar indicators in the HTML version. For the Access files, the changes are indicated with the number 1 in the change column.

6. Due to system limitations, all changes will be active in the downstream applications, such as TRAS and ACROSS, at a later date. A new Customs Notice will be published to advise when the changes will be effective.

7. For certainty regarding the tariff classification, origin or value for duty of a product, importers may request a ruling. Details on submitting a request for a ruling can be found in the Memorandum D11-11-3, Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification, Memorandum D11-11-1, National Customs Rulings (NCR), or Memorandum D11-4-16 Advance rulings for origin under Free Trade Agreements.

8. Importers who are in possession of a tariff classification advance ruling should review the changes in Tariff Amendment T2023 to determine if the tariff classification number of the goods under their existing ruling is still valid. Where the tariff classification of a good under a ruling letter is no longer valid, importers may submit a request to the CBSA office where the original ruling was issued for an affirmation of the ruling. Should the Advance Ruling no longer be valid, a modified ruling will be issued by the CBSA confirming the correct tariff classification number.

9. For more information, contact the CBSA Border Information Service (BIS):
Calls within Canada & the United States (toll free): 1-800-461-9999
Calls outside Canada & the United States (long distance charges apply):
1-204-983-3550 or 1-506-636-5064
TTY: 1-866-335-3237

Contact Us online (webform)
Contact Us at the CBSA website may also be accessed for information.

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