Trade Compliance Verifications
July 2017

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The CBSA manages trade compliance with the Tariff Classification, Valuation, and Origin programs using the following two post-release verification processes:

  1. Random verifications
  2. Verification priorities

Random verifications

Random verifications are designed to measure compliance rates and revenue loss and the results may be used for many purposes, including:

Verification priorities

Targeted verification priorities are determined through a risk-based, evergreen process, meaning that new targets are added throughout the year. Verification priorities may also be carried over from previous years. The current verification priorities * are:

Tariff Classification

Curling Irons (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): 8516.32.10

Spectacle Lenses (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 9001.40.10 and 9001.50.10

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
19 18 14 78% $12,922 $117,967 $4,500 $135,389

Furniture for Non-Domestic Purposes (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Various goods of Headings 94.01 and 94.03

Seaweed (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): 1212.21.00 and 1212.29.00

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
30 24 20 83% $80,390 $55,951 $11,625 $147,966

Dextrins and Other Modified Starches (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): 3505.10.90

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
23 22 15 68% $99,254 $252,635 $900 $352,789

Disposable and Protective Gloves (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): 3926.20.10 and 4015.19.10

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
8 4 4 100% $20,566 $15,324 $1,950 $37,840

Batteries (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 8506.10.10 and 8506.50.10.

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
19 4 4 100% $8,908 $65,741 $1,200 $75,849

Footwear ( $30 or more per pair ) (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 6403.59.20 and 6403.99.30

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
75 33 21 64% $56,366 $268,572 $6,450 $331,388

Hair Extensions (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): 6703.00.00

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
19 16 15 94% $253,738 $511,621 $8,850 $774,209

Special Purpose Motor Vehicles (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): 8705.90.90.90

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
20 13 4 31% $50,811 $6,443 $750 $58,004

Parts for Power Trains (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 87.08

Geophysical and Oceanographic Instruments
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 90.15

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 20 15 75% $55,035 $207,973 $1,650 $264,658

Cereals
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 10.08

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
7 6 6 100% $5,458 $12,622 $150 $18,230

Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.26

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
134 127 90 71% $914,870 $1,713,813 $13,050 $2,641,733
Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
51 25 17 68% $76,978 $71,078 $2,250 $150,306

Bicycle Parts (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 87.14

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
68 60 54 90% $171,236 $388,897 $69,825 $629,958

Articles of Plastics (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 3926.90

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
11 10 10 100% $27,377 $161,956 $3,450 $192,783

Vices and Clamps (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 82.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
22 19 15 79% $24,947 $86,400 $15,600 $126,947

Parts for Use with Machinery of Chapter 84
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 84.31

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 9 5 56% $29,503 $151,329 $750 $181,582

Tubes, Pipes and Hoses
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.17

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
22 19 17 89% $17,688 $127,860 $2,250 $147,798

Parts of Lamps (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
57 44 31 70% $89,435 $595,593 $10,800 $695,828

Chemical Products (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 38.08

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
59 55 27 49% $38,430 $219,800 $2,550 $260,780

Pasta (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 19.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
31 28 16 57% $27,930 $361,862 $12,750 $402,542

Hair Dryers and Electric Smoothing Irons
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.16

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
35 31 12 39% $19,566 $61,248 $1,800 $82,614

Cell Phone Cases
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26, 42.02 and 85.17

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
23 14 14 100% $13,753 $527,993 $24,900 $566,646

Mountings, Fittings and Similar Articles
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 83.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
41 28 16 57% $8,569 $56,158 $1,800 $66,527

Stone Table and Counter Tops
Harmonized System Number(s): 9403.90.00

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
13 8 8 100% $36,468 $455,758 $3,600 $495,826

Prepared Meat of Swine
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 16.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
30 29 9 31% $14,199 $1,450 $150 $15,799

Live Plants
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 06.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 7 1 14% $529 $0 $150 $679

Interchangeable Tools
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 82.07

Air Brakes and Parts Thereof
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 8607.21

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
16 10 7 70% $24,705 $257,059 $1,350 $283,114

Handkerchiefs, Towels and Related Paper Products
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 48.18

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
30 18 5 28% $267 $14,840 $1,125 $16,232

Olive Oil
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 15.09 and 15.10

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
24 6 4 67% $5,054 $37,971 $450 $43,475

Photographic Film
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 37.02

Stone Blocks and Slabs
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 25.14, 25.15 and 25.16

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 8 8 100% $20,451 $19,759 $900 $41,110

Railway Equipment
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 86.08

Sausages and Similar Products
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 16.01

Sacks and Bags under Tariff Item 9903.00.00
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.23 and 63.05

Yeasts and Other Micro-Organisms (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 21.02

Nails and Similar Articles of Iron or Steel (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 73.17

Castors with Mountings of Base Metal (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 83.02

Pickled Vegetables (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 20.01

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
17 17 11 65% $31,846 $58,209 $3,900 $93,955

Valuation

Apparel (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Various goods of  Chapters 61 and 62

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
119 48 17 35% $28,103 $5,501,345 $30,500 $5,559,998

Origin

T-Shirts (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 61.09

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
33 12 3 25% $0 $123,151 $0 $123,151

Jewelry
Harmonized System Number(s): 7113.11.90, 7113.19.90 and 7113.20.90

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
9 8 2 25% $0 $166,341 $4,500 $170,841

* Red font indicates new verification priorities and new subsequent rounds of verifications.

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