Customs Notices

Notice: Surtax

Starting , certain goods originating from the U.S. are subject to a surtax that will apply to commercial shipments as well as goods being imported by travellers above their personal exemptions. The list of goods is available on the Department of Finance website. For more information, please refer to Customs Notice 18-08, Memorandum D16-1-1 and Frequently Asked Questions.

Customs Notices are issued to inform clients about proposed changes to customs programs and procedures. They are not intended as an ongoing reference.

NOTE: Customs Notices are maintained online for the current and previous year. They are also maintained online if they have a regulatory impact and are awaiting regulatory approval.

Any information contained in a Customs Notice that is intended as ongoing reference material has been integrated into a D-Memorandum. Please consult our valid D-Memoranda on the Canada Border Services Agency website or find the requested information through our different programs and services.

Number Title Regulatory Impact Updated
18-23

Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2018-12-07
18-22

Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

No 2018-12-05
18-21

Changes to the Accounting for Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations (Customs Self Assessment Authorizations)

No 2018-12-04
18-05

Importation of Vaping Products - under the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TPVA)

No Revised
2018-11-28
18-20

Grace Period for Late Accounting Penalty (LAP) related to the United States Surtax Remission Order

No 2018-10-29
18-19

Cannabis Customs Excise Duty Procedures

No 2018-10-16
18-18

Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations

No 2018-10-12
18-17

Provisional Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods

No Revised
2018-10-23
18-16

United States Surtax Remission Order

No 2018-10-11
18-15

Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario)

No Revised
2018-11-07
18-14

Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program

No 2018-10-09
18-13

Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2018-09-01
18-12

Coasting Trade Vessels Leaving Canadian Waters

No 2018-08-01
18-11

Grace Period for Late Accounting Penalty (LAP) related to surtax

No Revised
2018-08-16
18-10

Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Edmundston, New Brunswick)

No 2018-07-30
18-09

Time Frames for the Release of Commercial Goods

No 2018-07-05
18-08

Surtaxes Imposed on Certain Products Originating in the United States

No Revised
2018-07-11
18-07

Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2018-06-26
18-06

Fee Increase ~ Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program

Yes 2018-06-20
18-04

Changes to the Interim Process for Electronic House Bills

Yes 2018-05-11
18-03

Decommissioning of Legacy Release Service Options OGD PARS 463 and OGD RMD 471

Yes 2018-04-10
18-02

Exports of waste materials and recyclables and scrap materials to China under the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations

Yes 2018-01-05
18-01

Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Decision on Centrifugal Opening Knives

No Revised
2018-01-10
17-37

January 1, 2018 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2017-12-11
17-36

CFIA-ordered treatment now authorized at non-bonded locations for transiting goods re-entering Canada after having been refused entry by the United States

No 2017-11-10
17-35

Inclusion of certain Other Government Department regulated goods for personal use through the Courier Low Value Shipment Program

No 2017-11-10
17-34

Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program and 2018 Version Release

No 2017-11-01
17-33

Publication of Memorandum D17-5-1 on Payment of Duties and Taxes on Imported Commercial Goods

No 2017-10-16
17-32 Release of new interpretative policy D10-15-26 “Goods to be employed in a noxious atmosphere” and cancellation of D10-15-23 “Administrative Policy – Interpretation of “Noxious Atmosphere” for Gloves under Tariff Items 3926.20.10 and 4015.19.10” Yes 2017-09-22
17-31 Information for Vessels Seeking to Obtain a Duty Reduction on a 1/120th Basis Where No Coasting Trade Licence is Required Yes 2017-09-21
17-30 Implementation of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) No 2017-09-14
17-29 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Yes 2017-09-14
17-28 Update - Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Delivery Requirements of Consolidated Cargo to Type CW Sufferance Warehouses) No 2017-09-13
17-27 Reporting of Counterfeit or Pirated Goods that are Dangerous Yes 2017-09-13
17-26 Liability of Advance Commercial Information Yes 2017-09-11
17-25 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Yes 2017-07-24
17-24 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Sydney, Nova Scotia) No 2017-07-17
17-23 Implementation of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) No 2017-07-12
17-22 Interim Process for Electronic House Bills No 2017-07-11
17-21 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff No 2017-06-27
17-20 Update - Deconsolidation Notice – Paper Options for Warehouse Operations, Terminal Operators and Freight Forwarders No 2017-06-21
17-19 System Outages, Interim Measures and Issuance of ACI Penalties to Highway Carriers No 2017-06-07
17-17 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s Import Restrictions on Salamanders No Revised
2018-06-18
17-16 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Burnaby, BC) No 2017-05-26
17-15 Changes to the Implementation Timeline for Electronic House Bills No 2017-05-23
17-14 House Bill Requirements for Consolidated Air Shipments Arriving on a Highway Conveyance - Flying Trucks No 2017-05-10
17-13 Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Hearing on Assisted Opening Knives No 2017-05-09
17-12 The use of G/I indicators on F-type Form B3, Canada Customs Coding Form No 2017-04-10
17-11 Processing requests under Section 60 of the Customs Act for a Re-determination, a further Re-determination or a Review by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) No 2017-04-01
17-10 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff No 2017-03-29
17-09 Update to the Implementation of the Single Window Initiative No 2017-03-21
17-08 Introduction of Digital Declarations through Primary Inspections Kiosk No 2017-03-17
17-07 Changes to the Validity Period of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card No 2017-02-02
17-06 Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Delivery Requirements of Consolidated Cargo to Type CW Sufferance Warehouses) No Revised
2017-07-31
17-05 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Prescott, Ontario) No 2017-01-17
17-04 Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff No 2017-01-13
17-03 Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario) No 2017-01-11
17-02 Clarification: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) policy on the issuance of Risk Assessment Notices up to the Estimated Date and Time of Load (EDTL) in the marine mode No 2017-01-09
17-01 Required Timeframe for Ferry Operators and Highway Carriers to Submit Advance Commercial Information (ACI) When Transporting Commercial Goods Onboard a Ferry No 2017-01-09
16-11 Proposed Amendment to the Length of Time to Request a Minister's Decision Under the Presentation of Persons (2003) Regulations Yes 2016-04-01
16-23 Transmission of Electronic House Bills for Shipments Transiting Canada Yes 2016-11-08
16-25 eManifest Lead Sheet Requirements Yes 2016-11-28
15-036 Informed compliance period for electronic marine bay plan data Yes 2015-12-11
15-030 Interim eManifest Requirements Respecting Empty Highway and Rail Conveyances and In-transit Highway and Rail Conveyances Yes 2015-07-30
15-028 Mandatory electronic notification of cargo at sufferance warehouses No 2015-08-30
Revised: 2016-08-30
14-033 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement Yes 2014-12-22
14-031 Proposed Amendments to the Duty Free Shop Regulations Yes 2014-12-11
14-030 Implementation of the Canada–Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) Yes 2014-12-05
14-029 Marine Mode Carrier Code Eligibility No 2014-09-24
14-023 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement Yes 2014-09-24
14-021 Implementation of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA) Yes 2014-09-18
14-017 Implementation of the Pilot Project for the Travellers in Remote Areas – Quebec Yes 2014-07-14
13-022 Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations - Annual Licence Fee Removal Yes 2013-12-06
13-006 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement Yes 2013-03-22
13-005 Implementation of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPAFTA) Yes 2013-03-18
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