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2014-04-15

Red Deer Company charged for unlawful export of goods to Iran

[News Release] On February 27, 2014, as a result of a joint investigation between Calgary Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Federal Serious and Organized Crime and the Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) Criminal Investigation Section, charges were laid under the Special Economic Measures Act, the Customs Act and the United Nations Act against Lee Specialties Ltd in Red Deer, Alberta.
2014-04-15

D11-3-2 Memorandum - Marking Determination/Re-determination of Goods Imported From a NAFTA Country

[D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines and explains the legislation and regulations governing the marking determination and re-determination of goods imported from a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) country, and advises importers/owners, exporters and producers on how to use appropriate sections of the legislation.
2014-04-15

Businessman fined $70,000 in immigration fraud case

[News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that Sardar Hussain Hasan (AKA Sardar Hussain Hasan Al Bebany) recently pleaded guilty in Nova Scotia Provincial Court to two counts of misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). He was ordered to pay a $70,000 fine.
2014-04-15

D11-4-13 Memorandum - Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Under Free Trade Agreements

[D-Memorandum] This memorandum contains guidelines respecting the administration of these regulations.
2014-04-15

D11-5-7 Memorandum - Canada-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Rules of Origin

[D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides a link to the Department of Justice for the official version of the CEFTA Rules of Origin Regulations that are used to determine the entitlement of goods to preferential tariff treatment under the CEFTA.
2014-04-15

D11-5-8 Memorandum - Canada–Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) Rules of Origin

[D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides a link to the Department of Justice for the official version of the CPFTA Rules of Origin Regulations that are used to determine the entitlement of goods to preferential tariff treatment under the CPFTA.
2014-04-15

D11-5-9 Memorandum - Canada–Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA) Rules of Origin

[D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides a link to the Department of Justice for the official version of the CCOFTA Rules of Origin Regulations that are used to determine the entitlement of goods to preferential tariff treatment under the CCOFTA.
2014-04-15

Florida woman convicted in firearm smuggling incident at Emerson border crossing

[News Release] On February 3, Rita Jean Shepard, 63, of Florida, pled guilty in Winnipeg Provincial Court to smuggling and making false statements under the Customs Act. She was sentenced to eight days (time served) and a $4,500 fine.
2014-04-15

D19-12-1 Memorandum - Importation of Vehicles

[D-Memorandum] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) assists Transport Canada with the administration of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations by administering and enforcing the conditions under which new and used vehicles may be imported at CBSA points of entry.
2014-04-14

Harper Government announces strategic investments to facilitate cross-border trade in British Columbia

[News Release] The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that Lark Projects Ltd of Surrey, British Columbia has been awarded a $17.7M contract for infrastructure improvements to the Aldergrove port of entry in British Columbia.
2014-04-10 Edmonton-area man charged for smuggling handgun at Coutts [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Criminal Investigations Section has laid four charges following a firearm seizure at the Coutts port of entry.
2014-04-10 D13-11-7 Memorandum - Establishing the Value for Duty of Imported Rescue Animals [D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides information on determining the value for duty of rescue animals that are imported into Canada.
2014-04-09 Customs Notice 14-008 – Appendix F and Appendix G Authorized Importer Programs as Defined in Memorandum D19-12-1, Importations of Vehicles [Custom Notice] This customs notice is for the attention of Appendix F and Appendix G Authorized Importers and their customs brokers who are involved in the importation of pre-authorized commercial vehicles and listed under Transport Canada’s (TC) Appendix F Authorized Importers and Appendix G Authorized Importers programs as defined in Memorandum D19-12-1, Importation of Vehicles.
2014-04-09 D11-4-29 Memorandum - Uniform Regulations – Chapter Four of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPAFTA) [D-Memorandum] This memorandum contains the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Panama concerning Uniform Regulations of Chapter Four of the CPAFTA.
2014-04-08 D13-11-3 Memorandum - Value for Duty of Printed or Lithographed Matter, Financial and Other Instruments [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines and explains the methods by which the value for duty of printed or lithographed matter, financial and other instruments is determined.
2014-04-08 56th arrest shows continued success of Wanted by the CBSA program [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the arrest of Anthony Alexander Clarke, who was featured on the Wanted by the CBSA list.
2014-04-08 CBSA intercepts internal drug smuggler [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently intercepted a traveller at Vancouver International Airport (VIA) who was attempting to smuggle suspected heroin into Canada.
2014-04-08 Kiosk replacement in U.S. Preclearance [NEXUS] Please be advised that, in an effort to improve the NEXUS program, the kiosks currently available in the U.S. pre-clearance areas at Canadian airports are being replaced with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry (GE) kiosks.
2014-04-07 CBSA finds suspected heroin in a cargo shipment at Toronto Pearson International Airport [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the significant seizure of over 9 kg of suspected heroin found in a commercial cargo shipment at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA).
2014-04-07 D11-4-19 Memorandum - The Determination of When Goods are Entitled to the Benefit of the United States Tariff, Mexico Tariff or Mexico-United States Tariff [D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides a link to the Department of Justice for the official version of the NAFTA Tariff Preference Regulations (short title for Regulations Respecting the Determination of When Goods are Entitled to the Benefit of the United States Tariff, Mexico Tariff or Mexico-United States Tariff) that are used to determine whether goods imported from a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) country are entitled to the benefit of a preferential tariff treatment under the NAFTA and if so, which NAFTA tariff treatment should be applied to these goods.
2014-04-07 D13-3-1 Memorandum - Methods of Determining Value for Duty [D-Memorandum] This memorandum briefly outlines and explains the methods of determining value for duty under the provisions of the Customs Act.
2014-04-04 CBSA seizes 73 kg of marijuana at Peace Bridge in Fort Erie [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that CBSA officers seized approximately 73 kg of marijuana at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, Ontario.
2014-04-03 D13-10-2 Memorandum - Used Automobiles, Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Other Vessels [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines and explains the manner in which the value for duty of used automobiles and motor vehicles (herein referred to as “vehicles”) and boats and other vessels is to be determined.
2014-04-03 Four people charged for smuggling handguns into Canada [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that officers in the Southern Ontario Region seized several firearms during the month of March.
2014-04-03 CBSA prevents a private gun arsenal from being smuggled through the Abbotsford-Huntingdon port of entry [News Release] On February 27, 2014, Shawn Davis pleaded guilty to the charge made by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) of possessing firearms without a licence or registration certificate, a violation of the Criminal Code subsection 91(1). He was sentenced in the Abbotsford Provincial Court to a $4,000 fine and a $600 victim surcharge along with a mandatory 10-year firearms prohibition that includes any firearm, crossbow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition, prohibited ammunition or explosive substance.
2014-04-03 Man, woman and company charged in immigration fraud case [News Release] Today, Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) investigators arrested Rafic Mansour and Meryem El-Hassani, as part of an immigration fraud investigation. These two individuals and the company Méthode & Systèmes de données, Figures inc., “MSD Figures”, were charged at the Montréal Courthouse with many counts under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the Criminal Code for infractions that were committed from 2002 until now.
2014-04-02 D11-4-28 Memorandum - Haiti Goods Deemed to be Directly Shipped to Canada for the Purposes of the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) and the Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT) [D-Memorandum] This memorandum contains the text of the regulations exempting goods originating in Haiti for which the benefits of the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) or the Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT) will be claimed, from the condition of direct shipment from Haiti on a through bill of lading when the goods are shipped from the Dominican Republic.
2014-04-02 CBSA makes several arrests for suspected IRPA violations [News Release] The Enforcement and Intelligence office of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Southern Ontario Region executed a number of warrants for suspected Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) violations.
2014-04-02 D10-14-43 Memorandum - Tariff Classification of Filters, Parts Thereof and Filter Media [D-Memorandum] This memorandum explains the Canada Border Services Agency’s policy concerning the tariff classification of filters and parts thereof of heading 84.21 and filter media in the Customs Tariff.
2014-04-02 D10-14-47 Memorandum - Articles for the use of the Governor General [D-Memorandum] This memorandum explains the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) policy concerning goods that may be classified as articles for the use of the Governor General under tariff item 9809.00.00 of the Customs Tariff.
2014-04-02 Variable Message Signage Installed at Peace Bridge Crossing [News Release] Today the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Southern Ontario Region officially announced the joint installation of new variable message signage units at the Peace Bridge Canada Customs Plaza.
2014-04-02 Customs Notice 14-007 – Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure and Licence Opportunity (Prince George, BC) [Custom Notice] The purpose of this notice is to advise that: (a) Effective February 18, 2014, Canadian Freightways Ltd. located at 3851 22nd Avenue, Prince George, BC has surrendered their “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse licence; and (b) The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advertising for a new highway sufferance warehouse in this area.
2014-03-28 D10-13-2 Memorandum - Administrative Policy – Tariff Interpretation of "Functional Units" [D-Memorandum] This memorandum explains the interpretation of the Harmonized System (HS) principle for the classification of functional units as presented in Section XVI, Note 4 and Chapter 90, Note 3 of the Customs Tariff.
2014-03-27 Busy weekend at Coutts nets two firearms, a weapon and controlled drugs [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made three seizures at the port of Coutts on Friday, March 21st.
2014-03-24 Code of Conduct Statistics – at a glance [Corporate document] Statistical information for the 2013 calendar year on the number of professional standards investigations conducted at the CBSA, their outcome, and disciplinary measures taken.
2014-03-24 Customs Notice 14-006 – Update to CBSA Break-bulk Exemption – Advance Commercial Information (ACI) Timeframes for Transmission of Break-bulk Cargo – Pre-arrival Marine Mode [Custom Notice] This notice is for the attention of marine carriers and/or their authorized service providers who transmit prescribed pre-load and/or pre-arrival cargo and conveyance information to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
2014-03-21 CBSA officers seize suspected cocaine found concealed in eight suitcases at the Toronto Pearson International Airport [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the significant seizure of over 40 kg of suspected cocaine, found concealed within eight suitcases at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA).
2014-03-20 Parliamentary Secretary Roxanne James highlights the addition of six new individuals to the "Wanted by the CBSA" list [News Release] Roxanne James, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today highlighted six new additions to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) “Wanted by the CBSA” list, as well as one arrest and one removal.
2014-03-18 D11-5-1 Memorandum - NAFTA Rules of Origin [D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides a stable link to the Department of Justice for the official version of the NAFTA Rules of Origin Regulations that are used to determine the entitlement of goods to preferential tariff treatment under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
2014-03-17 Your Rights in Canada [Guides and Brochures] In Canada, no one can force you to do anything against your will.
2014-03-17 D12-4-1 Memorandum - Pre-arrival Rail [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines and explains the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA’s) requirements and administrative policies regarding the transmission of pre-arrival cargo, conveyance data to the CBSA for goods being imported or transiting through Canada via the rail mode.
2014-03-14 Custom Notice 14-005 - Harmonized System Codes for Export Declarations [Custom Notice] This notice is to remind exporters of their obligation to correctly report the Harmonized System (HS) Code when completing their export declarations.
2014-03-14 Enfield man ordered to pay over $55,000 in penalties for failing to declare vehicle at border [News Release] On March 10, 2014, Brian James Wheaton, 50, of Enfield, Nova Scotia, pleaded guilty in St. Stephen Provincial Court to one count of failure to declare under section 12 of the Customs Act.
2014-03-13 Improved service times at new Cornwall port of entry [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) early analysis of traffic volumes at the new Cornwall port of entry suggests that the ability to open two additional primary inspection lanes is having a positive effect on traffic flow.
2014-03-11 Two U.S. residents charged with possession of a prohibited handgun at the Lansdowne port of entry [News Release] On February 18, 2014, CBSA investigators at the Lansdowne port of entry (POE) charged David Alan Rains, 52, of Waterville, Minnesota, with non-report of goods, making false statements, and smuggling under sections 12, 153(a) and 159 of the Customs Act, as well as unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, and careless transportation of a firearm under sections 91(1), 95(1) and 86(1) of the Criminal Code.
2014-03-10 Man convicted for smuggling weapons at Coutts border crossing [News Release] On March 5, 2014, Glenn Winningham Fearn, 56, was found guilty in Lethbridge Provincial Court of four counts under the Criminal Code and one count under the Customs Act.
2014-03-06 Failure to declare firearm results in 9 months in jail [News Release] On February 24, 2014, Ryan Rubinstein of Coupville, Washington, was sentenced to nine months in jail after pleading guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice at Brockville, Ontario to one count of non-report of imported goods under the Customs Act, and to one count of possession of a loaded prohibited firearm under the Criminal Code of Canada.
2014-03-06 Dartmouth man charged in an alleged marriage of convenience [News Release] On February 25, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) charged Andrey Trubnikov with two counts of misrepresentation under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
2014-03-06 2014-15 Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) [Corporate document] Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPP) are individual expenditure plans for each department and agency.
2014-03-06 Sustainable Development Strategy 2014-2017 [Corporate document] Sustainable development is a high priority in policy discussions in Canada and around the world. It is now, more than ever, strongly linked to the economic, social and environmental well-being of a country, and is a key factor in international trade discussions and negotiations.
2014-03-06 Future-Oriented Financial Information [Corporate document] Canada Border Services Agency (Agency Activities) - Future-Oriented Statement of Operations (Unaudited) - For the Year Ending March 31, 2015
2014-03-04 CBSA seizes prohibited weapons at Cascade port of entry [News Release] CBSA Criminal Investigations successfully lays two charges – smuggling and weapons possession
2014-03-04 D8-3-11 Memorandum - Tariff Item 9832.00.00 Coffins or Caskets [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines the conditions under which imported coffins or caskets qualify for duty-free entry under tariff item 9832.00.00 of the Customs Tariff and for relief from the goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) and any other taxes owing under the Excise Tax Act.
2014-03-03 D10-14-4 Memorandum - Classification of Juice and Juice Concentrates in Heading 20.09 [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) administrative policy for the classification of juice and juice concentrates of heading 20.09 of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.
2014-03-03 D10-14-18 Memorandum - Determination of Weight for Duty Purposes of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines the manner in which the weight of fresh fruits and vegetables will be determined for the purpose of establishing the amount of duty payable.
2014-03-03 D10-14-38 Memorandum - Tariff Classification of a Piece of Furniture Imported Unassembled or Disassembled [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines the administrative policy of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) regarding the tariff classification of a piece of furniture imported unassembled or disassembled as per Rule 2(a) of the General Rules for the Interpretation (GIR) of the Harmonized System.
2014-03-03 D10-14-58 Memorandum - Tariff Classification of Furniture Sets [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) administrative policy as it relates to the tariff classification of furniture sets.
2014-02-28 Charges for attempted evasion of duty leads to conviction [News Release] On January 31, 2014, Vanessa Fenwick was convicted and fined $6,403 in the Ontario Court of Justice for wilfully evading the payment of duties, an offence under the Customs Act, as charged by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Canada Border Services Agency.
2014-02-28 $1.7 million in fraudulent cheques intercepted in Edmonton [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it intercepted approximately $1.7 million in fraudulent cheques from a courier package destined for an Edmonton address.
2014-02-28 CBSA seizes 2.6 kg of heroin at Montréal-Trudeau Airport [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized 2.6 kg of heroin at the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport on February 20, 2014. The drug was found in the false-bottom suitcase of a passenger, Mohamed Mubaraka.
2014-02-27 53rd and 54th arrests of individuals Wanted by the CBSA [News Release] Simon Richard Cova and Robert Faci arrested
2014-02-26 CN14-004 - Refund of Duties Under the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) [Customs Notice] This customs notice is to inform you that the timeframe for submitting an application for a refund of duties under the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) is being amended.
2014-02-26 CN14-003 - Proposed Regulatory Amendments Related to the Refund of Duties Under the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) [Customs Notice] This customs notice announces regulatory amendments proposed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in support of the implementation of the Agreement to Amend the Free Trade Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Chile, Done at Santiago on 5 December 1996, as Amended, Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Chile.
2014-02-21 Letter to NEXUS members from the President of the CBSA [Letter] Dear NEXUS Member, I am writing to personally thank you for being a valued member of the NEXUS trusted traveller program, which is administered by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
2014-02-21 Man charged with immigration fraud [News Release] A man acting as an immigration consultant was summoned to appear before the Montréal courthouse on March 3
2014-02-20 CBSA and RCMP charge woman with smuggling rough diamonds (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) [News Release] On February 3, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized over 1,500 carats of rough diamonds at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
2014-02-19 Two loaded firearms seized at the port of Oungre [News Release] Three charges laid by CBSA Criminal Investigations Unit
2014-02-18 Edmonton man charged in an alleged marriage of convenience [News Release] On February 12, 2014, following a lengthy investigation, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) charged Gilbert Leland Platts with two offences, misrepresentation and counselling misrepresentation, under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)
2014-02-11 PEI resident sentenced for smuggling prohibited weapons [News Release] Individual pleaded guilty to three Customs Act charges and three Criminal Code charges
2014-02-10 Undeclared firearms seized at Abbotsford-Huntingdon port of entry [News Release] CBSA Criminal Investigations lays two charges
2014-02-07 52nd arrest of an individual “Wanted by the CBSA” [News Release] Vinbert Anthony Samuels arrested in the GTA
2014-02-07 CBSA seizes 244 kg of suspected cocaine at the Port of Montréal [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that its officers have seized 244 kg of suspected cocaine at the Port of Montréal. The narcotics were found on January 30, hidden in a container on a ship coming from Paraguay. Acting on information received by international authorities, the CBSA conducted exhaustive research that led to the container’s identification.
2014-02-06 CBSA officers seize 19 kg of suspected heroin at Toronto Pearson International Airport [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today a significant seizure of suspected heroin at Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA).
2014-02-06 Suspected heroin seized at Calgary International Airport [News Release] Man faces two charges for attempting to smuggle 6.7 kg.
2014-02-06 D3-4-5 Memorandum - Highway Cargo – In-transit Movements [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requirements for the reporting and control of in-transit goods by highway carriers.
2014-02-05 D13-1-1 Memorandum - Value for Duty of Imported Goods [D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides a hyperlink to the Department of Justice Web site for the Regulations respecting the determination of the value for duty of imported goods under the valuation sections of the Customs Act.
2014-02-05 D3-5-2 Memorandum - Marine Cargo – Import Movements [D-Memorandum] This memorandum replaces the Memorandum D3-5-2 dated August 2008.
2014-02-04 D13-8-1 Memorandum - Computed Value Method [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines the manner in which a value for duty is determined under the computed value method.
2014-02-03 D8-3-15 Memorandum - Application of the Computer Carrier Media Remission Order. [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines and explains the conditions under which remission may be granted on computer carrier media.
2014-01-31 U.S. resident sentenced to 3 years in prison for possession of child pornography [News Release] On January 24, 2014, Michael John Jarrett, 43, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was sentenced to 28 months in prison, in addition to eight months of pre-trial custody, after pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of a loaded prohibited firearm under the Criminal Code, and two counts of non-report of goods under the Customs Act. He was also ordered to submit a DNA sample, will be added to the sex offender registry for 20 years and is prohibited from possessing firearms or weapons for 10 years.
2014-01-31 CBSA Today: Commercial News for Stakeholders - Issue No. 8, Winter 2014 [BCCC Newsletter] New
2014-01-29 Charges laid against truck driver and company. Loose tobacco seizure at the Saint-Armand/Philipsburg border crossing [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) laid charges today at the Granby courthouse against Jean‑François Beaulieu, a Saint–Césaire, Quebec, resident, and Transport Jean-François Beaulieu. Those charges follow the seizure of 14,369 kg loose tobacco in 132 boxes at the Saint-Armand/Philipsburg border crossing, during the night of November 21 to 22, 2013
2014-01-29 Truck driver appears at Sherbrooke courthouse. Charged with smuggling 14,775 kg of loose tobacco. [News Release] A Sainte-Martine, Quebec, truck driver, Éric Landry, appeared yesterday at the Sherbrooke courthouse to face charges for tobacco smuggling.
2014-01-28 51st arrest of an individual “Wanted by the CBSA” [News Release] Wei Can Xie arrested in the GTA
2014-01-28 CBSA officers intercept smuggled contraband cigarettes at Toronto Pearson International Airport [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today the interception of three shipments of contraband cigarettes at Toronto Pearson International Airport by CBSA officers at Air Cargo commercial operations.
2014-01-28 Administration of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines the requirements and procedures with respect to the import into Canada of nuclear substances, prescribed equipment or prescribed information, as well as the in transit movement of nuclear substances through Canada.
2014-01-27 Mandatory electronic notification of cargo arrival at sufferance warehouses [Customs Notice] The purpose of this notice is to inform sufferance warehouse owners/operators licensed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that, due to timelines associated with the regulatory process, the requirement for the electronic notification of cargo arrival at sufferance warehouses under an amendment to the Customs Sufferance Warehouses Regulations will not be mandatory in fall 2013 as previously communicated in Customs Notice 13-018.
2014-01-23 Second loaded handgun seized at Coutts this month [News Release] CBSA Criminal Investigations Unit lays four charges.
2014-01-23 Extension of Time Limits for the Storage of Goods [D-Memorandum] This memorandum has been revised to clarify information related to maximum time limits for the storage of goods held in a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) office, a highway frontier examining warehouse, a sufferance warehouse or a customs bonded warehouse, and to outline applicable procedures when extension to the maximum time limits is requested.
2014-01-20 D10-14-3 Application of Seasonal Duties and Suspension of Duty on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables [D-Memorandum] This memorandum outlines and explains the conditions under which customs duties shall apply in lieu of the free rate of duty in the case of certain fresh fruit and vegetable tariff items, and in addition outlines the procedures regarding the suspension of customs duties under certain tariff items.
2014-01-17 BSF722 - Changing bonded status for existing CBSA carriers [Forms] Updated
2014-01-17 BSF728 - Electronic export reporting of controlled goods process [Forms] New
2014-01-17 D10-15-1 Administrative Policy – Florist and Nursery Stock Definitions for the Purposes of Headings 06.01 and 06.02 [D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides definitions and explains the end use provisions afforded to florist and nursery stock classified under headings 06.01 and 06.02 of the Customs Tariff. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L.H. Bailey has been used as the main reference source.
2014-01-17 D10-14-28 Bath Preparations, Shower Gels, and Other Preparations for Use in Washing the Skin [D-Memorandum] This memorandum explains the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) administrative policy with respect to products such as shower gels, bath preparations and other preparations for use in washing the skin.
2014-01-17 Undeclared firearms seized at border lead to over $5,000 in fines [News Release] CBSA interception at the Paterson port of entry leads to smuggling charges.
2014-01-16 D15-2-8 Refined Sugar – Application of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duty [D-Memorandum] This memorandum refers to the application of anti-dumping duty on importations of refined sugar originating in or exported from the United States of America, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the application of countervailing duty on importations of refined sugar originating in or exported from the European Union.
2014-01-16 D8-3-1 Administration of the Advertising Material Remission Order [D-Memorandum] This memorandum deals with advertising material of tariff item No. 4911.10.00 that may, under certain conditions, be granted a remission of the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST).
2014-01-15 Alaskan man convicted in firearm smuggling incident at North Portal [News Release] On January 13, Jeffrey Leo Webster, 55, of Soldotna, Alaska, pled guilty in Regina Provincial Court to smuggling under the Customs Act. He was sentenced to four days of prison for time served and a $6,000 fine.
2014-01-14 D13-4-9 Royalties and Licence Fees [D-Memorandum] This memorandum provides guidance on the treatment of payments for royalties and licence fees when determining the value for duty of imported goods under the transaction value method (section 48 of the Customs Act).
2014-01-14 CBSA officers seize undeclared plant products at Toronto Pearson International [News Release] On December 11, 2013, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers seized undeclared plant products from two travellers arriving from Europe, at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
2014-01-14 The CBSA in Vancouver arrest U.S. fugitive [News Release] On January 9, 2014, the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) Inland Enforcement officers arrested Russel Olvena Torralba in Vancouver, British Columbia.
2014-01-13 FAST - Commercial Driver Program Participant's Guide [Guides and Brochures] Updated
2014-01-13 FAST - Commercial Driver Program Information and Application Form [Guides and Brochures] Updated
2014-01-13 NEXUS Membership Guide [Guides and Brochures] Updated
2014-01-11 Two charged in CBSA investigation [News Release] Exportation of the controlled precursor drug ephedrine
2014-01-08 Edmonton man convicted in immigration fraud case [News Release] Would-be immigration consultant sentenced to two-year imprisonment
2014-01-07 Loaded handgun seized at Coutts [News Release] CBSA Criminal Investigations Unit lays three charges
2014-01-06 Assault rifle, handgun, prohibited weapons and drugs seized at North Portal [News Release] Eight charges laid by CBSA Criminal Investigations Unit
2014-01-02 42nd removal of an individual “Wanted by the CBSA” [News Release] The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the removal of Gazmend Dervishaj from Canada. Dervishaj was removed on December 18, 2013.
2014-01-01 CN14-001 - Release of Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) Version 2014 [Customs Notice] The purpose of this notice is to advise exporters that the 2014 version of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) software is now available.
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