Customs Notices

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
20-29

Port of Montreal Labour Disruption – Vessel Options

No 2020-08-18
20-28

R2 Release

No 2020-08-14
20-27

Relocation of Yarmouth CBSA Office, Yarmouth, N.S.

No 2020-08-06
20-26

Fee Increase ~ Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Program

No 2020-07-23
20-25

Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting Trans-border Air Shipments in Highway Service (flying trucks)

No 2020-07-10
20-24

CBSA Reporting Patterns IT Limitations

No Revised
2020-07-27
20-23

Import prohibition on goods produced wholly or in part by forced labour

No 2020-06-30
20-22

The Canada - United States - Mexico Agreement’s (CUSMA)
Regulatory Amendments and New Regulations Made Pursuant to the Customs Act

No 2020-06-26
20-21

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

No 2020-06-19
20-20

Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2020-06-18
20-19

Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19)

No 2020-05-06
20-18

Implementation of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) De Minimis Thresholds with Respect to Customs Duties and Taxes for Courier Imports

No 2020-05-02
20-17

Re-Classification of “Assault Style” Firearms to Prohibited Firearms

Yes 2020-05-01
20-16

Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program

No 2020-04-22
20-15

Increase to the Low Value Shipment (LVS) Threshold and Simplification to the Proof of Origin Requirements for Goods Imported into Canada

No Revised
2020-05-21
20-14

Implementation of the Canada – United States – Mexico Agreement (CUSMA)

No 2020-04-03
20-13

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA): Amendment to the Definition of “Specially Defined Mixtures” in the Customs Tariff, Chapter 16, Supplementary Note 1.

No 2020-04-03
20-12

COVID-19: Tariff Classification and Other Information to Import Medical Supplies

No Revised
2020-04-16
20-11

Extension of Timeframes for Payment of Customs Duties and GST (COVID-19)

No 2020-03-27
20-10

Waiver of Late Accounting Penalties (COVID-19)

No Revised
2020-05-19
20-09

Changes in Requesting an Extension to the 90-day Period to Submit Corrections

No 2020-03-18
20-08

Imported Goods for Emergency Use in Response to COVID-19

No Revised
2020-04-07
20-07

Release of Non-Commercial Goods via the Single Window Initiative (SWI), Integrated Import Declaration (IID)

No 2020-03-10
20-06

Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Quebec, Quebec)

No 2020-03-10
20-05

Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Miramichi, New Brunswick)

No 2020-03-10
20-04

Notice Against Using the Single Window Initiative (SWI), Integrated Import Declaration (IID) to Obtain Release of Goods Imported Via the Postal Stream

No 2020-02-21
20-03

Clarifying Proof-of-Report Requirements for Exporters and Carriers

No 2020-02-10
20-02

Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2020-01-15
20-01

Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence to import food to Canada

No 2020-01-06
19-25

January 1, 2020 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2019-12-19
19-24

Cannabis: Edibles, Extracts and Topicals Customs Excise Duty Procedures

No 2019-12-11
19-23

FAST Notices for Trusted Trader Programs

No Revised
2020-06-19
19-22

Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Program 2020 Software Release and New Canadian Export Reporting System (CERS)

No 2019-11-25
19-21

Decommissioning of the Legacy Release Service Options Other Government Department Pre-Arrival System 463 and Other Government Department Release on Minimum Documentation 471

No Revised
2020-03-24
19-20

General Import Permit No. 83 – Aluminum Products

No 2019-09-13
19-19

Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2019-08-28
19-18

Amendments to the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) - Minor Processing Operations

No Revised
2019-09-13
19-17

Guidelines updates for Post-Arrival Manual Amendments for House Bill, Cargo and Conveyance Information (eManifest)

No 2019-08-27
19-16

Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No Revised
2019-08-14
19-15

Amendment to the Duty Free Shop Regulations

No 2019-07-11
19-14

Mandatory electronic reporting for exporters

No Revised
2020-05-13
19-13

Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2019-06-26
19-12

Courier Low Value Shipment Program Redesign

No 2019-06-19
19-11

Removal of the Interim Highway Process for in-bond Shipments

No 2019-06-06
19-10

Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Summerside, Prince Edward Island)

No 2019-05-23
19-09

Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum) and United States Surtax Order (Other Goods)

No 2019-05-19
19-08

Final Safeguard Measures Imposed on the Importation of Certain Steel Goods

No Revised
2020-02-24
19-07

Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters

No 2019-05-07
19-06

Relocation of Commercial Office, Halifax, N.S.

No 2019-04-30
19-05

Changes to Administrative Monetary Penalties Contraventions C004, C080, C081, C082, C083, C152, C157, C168, C169, C214, C215, C216, C217, C218, C223, C224, C298, C336, C350, C351, C352 and C353

No 2019-03-05
19-04

The use of the generic sub-location (9000) code in all modes

No 2019-02-28
19-03

Repositioning of Empty Containers in Canadian Waters

No 2019-01-16
19-02

Amendment to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2019-01-10
18-27

Regulatory Amendments and New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

No 2018-12-27
18-26

January 1, 2019 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff

No 2018-12-21
18-25

New requirements under the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations

No 2018-12-20
18-24

Provisional Safeguards – In-transit Steel Goods Remission Order

No Revised
2020-02-24
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
18-20

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 Revised
2019-04-30
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
2019-05-29
18-16

United States Surtax Remission Order

No Revised
2020-02-13
18-15

Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario)

No Revised
2018-11-07
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
2019-05-16
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
18-05

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

No Revised
2018-11-28
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
17-35

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

Yes 2017-11-10
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
17-25 Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Proposed New Regulations Related to the Implementation of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) Yes 2017-07-24
17-23 Implementation of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) No 2017-07-12
17-20 Update - Deconsolidation Notice – Paper Options for Warehouse Operations, Terminal Operators and Freight Forwarders No 2017-06-21
17-19 Interim Measures and Issuance of penalties to highway carriers for non-compliance of Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) requirements No Revised
2020-06-30
17-17 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s Import Restrictions on Salamanders No Revised
2018-06-18
17-15 Changes to the Implementation Timeline for Electronic House Bills No 2017-05-23
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
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
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
14-023 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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