IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Feb 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Technical barrier to trade

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is enforcing a stringent declaration requirement on imported logs from the United States. As of February 1, 2011, the declaration form of each shipment of imported logs must include a correct identification of every species of log present in the shipment. The term 'mixed hardwood logs' or other nonspecific identification of all log species included in the shipment is not acceptable, and will result in a delay or refusal at the Canadian border.
CFIA says that the new clarification requirement is the result of the discovery of some irregularities on customs declarations forms. CFIA conducted several verifications of imported logs from the United States and identified some irregularities on customs declaration forms. Use of the phrase 'mixed hardwood logs' or not declaring all wood species on the declaration forms contravene regulatory requirements of the CFIA and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). This is because some species do have particular import requirements for allowance into Canada. The tariff item code 4403.99.00.99 (for Logs - other) must be used only when an imported species is not listed in chapter 44 of the custom tariff. For specific import requirements, see the automated import reference system at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/imp/airse.shtml.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

031 Wood in the rough
4403 Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
440399 Other

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