Changes to the 2017 Customs Tariff Schedule

The 2017 Customs Tariff information has been posted on the CBSA website, including the applicable Customs Notice. CADEX files are still being worked on and will be posted once they are ready. Information is included below for your reference regarding the Customs Tariff.

January 1, 2017 Version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
Customs Notice 16-26
Ottawa, November 29, 2016

  1. The purpose of this notice is to advise that the different format files for the January 1, 2017 Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff (Tariff) are now available on the Customs Tariff page of the CBSA website.
  2. The 2017 Tariff reflects changes to the Harmonized System (HS) from the World Customs Organization (WCO), Department of Finance Canada and Statistics Canada as well as scheduled rate reductions contained within the legislation of individual free trade agreements. Changes to the HS are identified in PDF format by a change bar in the left margin.
  3. All changes will be active in the Customs Commercial System (CCS) beginning January 1, 2017.
  4. For certainty regarding the tariff classification of a product, importers may request an advance ruling for tariff classification.  Details on submitting a request for an advance ruling can be found in the CBSA Memorandum D11-11-3, Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification, which can also be found on the CBSA website.

If you have questions about how this affects your business, please reach out to Buckland today.