ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Mar 2010In March 2010, the government of Canada announced a change in import duties.
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Canada Border Services Agency. (2010). Tariff Notice - TN-49. Available at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/trade-commerce/tariff-tarif/2010/tn49-eng.html
Department of Finance. (2010). Budget 2010: Tariffs. Available at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2010/plan/chap3c-eng.html#a42
Department of Finance. (2010). Canada Poised to Become 'Tariff-Free Zone' for Manufacturers Thanks to Budget 2010. Available at http://www.fin.gc.ca/n10/10-019-eng.asp
As an accompanying measure to its 2010 budget, the Canadian government announced on 9 March 2010 that it intends to eliminate all remaining tariffs on manufacturing inputs and machinery and equipment in the near future.
In total, 1'541 tariff lines are to be set to zero. Of these, 1'160 tariff lines (HS code, 8-digit level) have been liberalized as of 5 March 2010. The remaining 381 tariff lines are to be dropped until 1 January 2015.