E669 – Declaration of Minor Processing In The Territory Of A Non-Party (CIFTA)

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Instructions and definitions

General Instructions

In order for Canadian/Israeli importers to claim preferential tariff treatment under CIFTA, this form is required to be completed by the exporters in the territory of one of the non-Parties (as defined in the CIFTA Tariff Preference Regulations) under certain circumstances as listed below. Please note that the company name and address in Field 1 is the company name and address of the Canadian/Israeli exporter in Canada/Israel. Additional information to this form may also be required.

Complete this form if:

  1. qualifying goods entered the commerce of the erritory of a non-Party or are otherwise not subject to a through bill of lading from Israel to Canada or from Canada to Israel (see box 3)
  2. minor processing is performed on qualifying goods in the territory of a non-Party (see box 4)
  3. any processing is performed in the territory of a non-Party on qualifying goods that does not increase the transaction value of these goods by greater than ten per cent (see box 4)

DO NOT complete this form if:

  1. the goods are textiles and textile articles of Chapter 50 through 63
  2. the goods are passing through the territory of a non-Party to Canada/Israel on a through bill of lading
  3. more than minor processing occurs in the territory of a non-Party, (in such cases, the goods will not qualify for the benefits of CIFTA)
  4. the goods were subject to any processing that increased their transaction value by greater than ten per cent.

Definitions

alteration
means a modification, other than a repair, that does not include an operation or process that either destroys the essential characteristics of a good or creates a new or commercially different good;
description of goods:
include such information as the HS classification number to six or eight digits, quantity, value, weight, marks and numbers;
minor processing
means:
  1. mere dilution with water or any other substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the good,
  2. cleaning, including removal of rust, grease, paint or any other coating,
  3. applying any preservative or decorative coating, including any lubricant, protective encapsulation, preservative or decorative paint, or metallic coating,
  4. trimming, filing or cutting off small amounts of excess material,
  5. packing or repacking of the good for transport, storage or sale,
  6. packaging or repackaging of the good for retail sale or relabelling of the good in one or more official languages of a Party, or
  7. repairs or alterations, washing, laundering or sterilizing;
non-Party
means:
  1. the Member States of the European Free Trade Association;
  2. the Member States of the European Union;
  3. the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan;
  4. Mexico; or
  5. the United States of America.
repair
means the adjustment of a machine, instrument, electrical device or other article, including replacing or refitting parts to restore the article to its original operating condition;
United States
means:
  1. the customs territory of the United States, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico,
  2. the foreign trade zones located in the United States and Puerto Rico, and
  3. any areas beyond the territorial seas of the United States within which, in accordance with international law and its domestic law, the United States may exercise rights with respect to the seabed and subsoil and their natural resources.
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