May 7, 2020
CBSA Duty Relief for Products Related to COVID-19
Canada Border Services Agency is offering duty relief on eligible goods, via Customs Notice 20-19, Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19).
The relief applies to goods which were imported into Canada on or after May 5, 2020. This relief can be claimed at the time of importation or within two years of the date of importation.
CBSA has noted a number of eligible items for duty relief that can be applied by your customs broker. Importers must be able to furnish evidence that the goods are eligible for exemption, as listed in Appendix A of Customs Notice 20-19.
Goods eligible for relief under the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19) include:
- Face and Eye Protection
- Protective Garments and the Like
- Disinfectants/Sterilization products
- Medical Consumables
- Other Products
For an exhaustive list, including tariff item numbers and description of eligible goods, please refer to Appendix A.
We have reviewed this notice, and are available to discuss how duty relief may apply to your business. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, or any other trade-related information, please do not hesitate to reach out at any time.
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