ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Jun 2014

In June 2014, the government of Canada announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 13 Jun 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

The Canadian Department of Finance is currently reviewing a request for the removal of the customs duties on parts for use in the manufacture of gas tanks and radiators for motor vehicles. These parts are classified as follows in the Customs Tariff:(1) rubber gaskets, classified under tariff item No. 4016.93.10, dutiable at 6.5% under the Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) Tariff and the General Preferential Tariff (GPT), and other rubber parts, classified under tariff item No. 4016.99.90, dutiable at 6.5% under the MFN Tariff and at 5% under the GPT;(2) brackets or clamps, classified under tariff item No. 8302.30.90, dutiable at 6% under the MFN Tariff and the GPT;(3) other parts of radiators, classified under tariff item No. 8708.91.99, dutiable at 6% under the MFN Tariff and the GPT; and(4) other parts of gas tanks, classified under tariff item No. 8708.99.99, dutiable at 6% under the MFN Tariff and the GPT.A claim has been made that tariff relief on these parts would enhance its competitiveness in the domestic and export markets.
The elimination came into force on 13 June 2014.

AFFECTED SECTORS