Amendments to the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff
Customs Notice 17-21

Ottawa, June 27, 2017

1. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to advise of an amendment to the April 1, 2017 version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff.

2. Rate of duty reductions included in the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement are effective July 1, 2017 and contain changes to the IT, NT & SLT tariff treatments for the following tariff items.

Tariff Item New Rate of Duty
8901.10.90.00 IT, NT, SLT: 13%
8901.20.90.00 IT, NT, SLT: 6%
8901.90.99.00 IT, NT, SLT: 13%
8902.00.10.00 IT, NT, SLT: 6%
8904.00.00.00 IT, NT, SLT: 13%
8905.10.00.00 IT, NT, SLT: 13%
8905.20.19.00 IT, NT, SLT: 5%
8905.20.20.00 IT, NT, SLT: 6%
8905.90.19.00 IT, NT, SLT: 5%
8905.90.90.00 IT, NT, SLT: 13%
8906.90.99.00 IT, NT, SLT: 6%

3. Rate of duty reductions included in the Information Technology Agreement Expansion, 2016 are effective July 1, 2017 and contain changes to the MFN & GPT tariff treatments for the following tariff items:

Tariff Item New Rate of Duty
3506.91.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
3701.30.20 MFN Rate Change (3%)
3701.30.39 MFN Rate Change (3%)
3701.99.20 MFN Rate Change (3%)
3701.99.30 MFN Rate Change (3%)
3705.00.99 MFN Rate Change (3%)
3707.90.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
3923.10.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8476.89.10 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8517.69.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8518.21.00 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8518.22.00 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8518.29.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8518.30.99 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8518.40.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8518.50.00 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8519.81.29 MFN Rate Change (2.5%)
8519.81.31 MFN Rate Change (2.5%)
8519.81.99 MFN Rate Change (2.5%)
8519.89.90 MFN Rate Change (2.5%)
8521.90.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8523.21.10 MFN Rate Change (4%)
8523.21.20 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8523.29.20 MFN Rate Change (3.5%)
8523.41.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8523.49.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8523.51.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8523.59.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8523.80.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8527.12.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8527.13.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8527.91.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8527.92.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8527.99.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8528.49.20 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8528.49.30 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8528.49.90 MFN Rate Change (3%)
8528.71.90 MFN Rate Change (2.5%); GPT Rate Change (2.5%)
8539.39.90 MFN Rate Change (3.5%); GPT Rate Change (3.5%)
8802.60.10 MFN Rate Change (3%)
9002.19.90 MFN Rate Change (Free)
9002.20.90 MFN Rate Change (Free)
9010.50.90 MFN Rate Change (2.5%)
9014.10.90 MFN Rate Change (Free)
9014.80.90 MFN Rate Change (2.5%)
9015.80.20 MFN Rate Change (3%)
9015.80.90 MFN Rate Change (2%)
9028.90.10 MFN Rate Change (2%)

4. An amended version of the Departmental Consolidation of the Customs Tariff, reflecting all of these changes, will be posted on the CBSA website.

5. All changes will be active in the Customs Commercial System (CCS) beginning July 1, 2017.

6. For certainty regarding the tariff classification of a product, importers may request an advance ruling on tariff classification. Details on how to make such a request can be found in CBSA Memorandum D11-11-3, Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification, which is found on the CBSA website.

14. For email support on eManifest policy and processes, contact the eManifest Help Desk at emanifest-manifestelectronique@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.

For more information, within Canada, call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064. Long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time/except statutory holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.

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