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August 12, 2011

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise that, due to a technical error, some of the dates reflected in the tariff pages found in the Tariff Amendment T2011-2 PDF and Microsoft Access files were incorrect; the effective date for the changes should have been August 15, 2011. To that end, the T2011-2 versions have been temporarily removed from this site for correction.

Once the necessary revisions have been made, the T2011-2 versions will be re-posted and a further Tariff Notice will be published advising clients that the corrections are complete and that the new pages are once again available on the Customs Tariff page of the CBSA's website.

Printed Copies of the Tariff

If you have questions regarding the paper copy of the Customs Tariff, which is printed and distributed by Public Works and Government Services Canada, please contact: Government of Canada Publications.

Tariff Classification Assistance

If you have questions regarding the tariff classification of goods, rates of duty, permits or other CBSA programs please contact the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999 available free of charge throughout Canada; press zero to speak directly with an agent. From outside Canada call (204) 983-3500 or (506) 636-5064, long distance charges will apply. TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.

The CBSA also offers advance rulings for tariff classification which provide binding, written advice as to the classification of a product.

The Harmonized System Explanatory Notes and Compendium of Classification Opinions are reference material copyrighted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) that may be purchased from licensed WCO sales agents in each country or from the WCO Bookstore. In Canada, purchases may be made through McMullin Publishers Limited.

Problems with the Tariff files

If you have a problem accessing the PDF Tariff files on the Tariff webpage, please refer to our Document Formats page. If you find errors or omissions in those files, or continue to have difficulty opening them, please report the problem.