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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): Subheading 8516.32

Targeted Companies (Round 1-2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
53 53 36 68% $124,928 $337,527 $48,175 $510,630
Targeted Companies (Round 3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
15 14 7 50% $17,821 $63,172 $8,250 $89,243

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 25 15 60% $337,663 $594,090 $1,050 $932,803
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
30 17 16 94% $104,700 $889,126 $30,550 $1,024,376

Seaweed (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 12.12

Targeted Companies (Round 1-2-3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
76 76 64 84% $247,273 $618,307 $34,125 $899,705
Targeted Companies (Round 4) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
18 16 12 75% $8,476 $9,431 $1,050 $18,957

Dextrins and Other Modified Starches (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 35.05

Targeted Companies (Round 1-2-3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
67 67 47 70% $272,632 $848,692 $60,400 $1,181,994
Targeted Companies (Round 4) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 24 16 67% $19,336 $18,323 $900 $38,559

Batteries (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.06

Targeted Companies (Round 1-2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
26 26 25 96% $43,185 $152,549 $11,100 $206,834

Footwear ($30 or more per pair) (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 64.03

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 10 10 100% $37,934 $526,674 $19,850 $584,558
Targeted Companies (Round 2-3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
165 133 94 71% $302,426 $1,303,911 $35,250 $1,641,587

Hair Extensions (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 67.03

Targeted Companies (Round 1-2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
51 51 47 92% $473,723 $1,597,105 $19,200 $2,090,028
Targeted Companies (Round 3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
9 7 4 57% $6,020 $4,624 $0 $10,644

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 10 10 100% $3,472 $77,169 $3,750 $84,391
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
8 6 4 67% $0 $382 $2,700 $3,082

Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.26

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
134 134 96 72% $971,750 $1,796,608 $39,100 $2,807,458
Targeted Companies (Round 2-3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
72 52 37 71% $154,393 $175,632 $5,400 $335,425

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
11 11 11 100% $27,377 $161,956 $3,450 $192,783
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
11 9 8 89% $82,339 $116,562 $1,500 $200,401

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
22 22 18 82% $34,308 $100,265 $15,750 $150,323
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
18 16 15 94% $33,716 $119,777 $1,350 $154,843

Parts for Use with Machinery of Chapter 84 (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 84.31

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 10 6 60% $30,994 $178,941 $750 $210,685
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
15 9 6 67% $31,385 $70,598 $150 $102,133

Tubes, Pipes and Hoses (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.17

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
22 22 20 91% $34,598 $201,778 $2,400 $238,776
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
13 4 3 75% $4,534 $13,356 $450 $18,340

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
57 53 39 74% $138,061 $721,395 $16,200 $875,656
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
84 55 38 69% $121,751 $466,867 $16,950 $605,568

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
31 31 19 61% $27,930 $363,266 $18,900 $410,056
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
105 86 58 67% $64,195 $442,027 $69,475 $575,697

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
35 33 13 39% $26,114 $61,248 $1,950 $89,312

Cell Phone Cases (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26, 42.02 and 85.17

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
23 20 20 100% $15,980 $625,330 $25,350 $666,660

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
41 39 27 69% $19,496 $225,788 $14,850 $260,134

Olive Oil (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 15.09 and 15.10

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
24 22 18 82% $240,783 $490,832 $5,400 $737,015

Stone Blocks and Slabs (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 25.14, 25.15 and 25.16

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 24 21 88% $79,175 $281,008 $4,650 $364,833
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
34 16 14 88% $30,882 $101,509 $6,000 $138,391

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
39 34 14 41% $46,101 $111,925 $600 $158,626

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
49 45 32 71% $51,097 $338,181 $6,150 $395,428

Pickled Vegetables (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 20.01

Targeted Companies (Round 1-2-3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
58 58 35 60% $113,975 $412,668 $21,150 $547,793
Targeted Companies (Round 4) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
93 30 5 17% $6,455 $32,797 $2,400 $41,652

Mineral Waters and Aerated Waters
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 22.01

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 7 4 57% $2,073 $4,464 $300 $6,837

Gloves
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26 and 42.03

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
37 17 10 59% $95,479 $220,477 $33,100 $349,056

Spent Fowl
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 02.07, 16.01 and 16.02

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
68 51 13 25% $1,459,975 $116,975,421 $53,900 $118,489,296

Safety Headgear (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 6506.10

Targeted Companies (Round 1-2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
28 28 23 82% $88,711 $241,433 $58,200 $388,344
Targeted Companies (Round 3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 18 13 72% $101,249 $235,267 $27,400 $363,916

Bags
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 42.02

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
20 8 6 75% $10,721 $95,541 $750 $107,012

Import Permit Numbers
Harmonized System Number(s): Chapters 2 and 4

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
174 160 52 33% $592,472 $4,103 $54,700 $651,275

Mountings and Fittings, Suitable for Furniture
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 83.02

Air Heaters and Hot Air Distributors
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 73.22

Flashlights and Miners’ Safety Lamps
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.13

Stone Table and Counter Tops (Round 2 - new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.03

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
13 13 13 100% $57,394 $572,086 $3,900 $633,380

Disposable and Protective Gloves (Round 4 - new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheadings 3926.20.91 and 4015.19

Targeted Companies (Round 1-2-3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
52 52 47 90% $253,959 $1,082,175 $30,000 $1,366,134

Valuation

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
24 24 15 63% $6,048,795 $3,042,255 $7,500 $9,098,550
Targeted Companies (Round 2-3) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
204 126 67 53% $166,269 $51,162,446 $182,750 $51,511,465

Footwear (Round 2 - new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Chapter 64

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
16 16 7 44% $380,334 $2,351,737 $1,950 $2,734,021

Origin

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

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
51 51 25 49% $657,514 $1,195,583 $5,700 $1,858,797
Targeted Companies (Round 2) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
33 28 11 39% $0 $522,608 $28,050 $550,658

Bedding and Drapery (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Various goods of Headings 63.01, 63.02 and 63.03

Targeted Companies (Round 1) Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
15 15 8 53% $57,385 $558,930 $525 $616,840
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