ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2015In January 2015, the government of Canada announced a change in import duties.
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See the Canada Gazette order at http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2013/2013-10-09/html/sor-dors161-eng.php.
Effective 1 January2015, Canada will remove 72 countries and territories from beneficiary status under the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) program. The declared purpose of the change is to concentrate the remaining preferences on the least developed countries.
The countries and territories that have thus been removed from the GPT are as follows: Algeria, American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Antilles, Netherlands, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mariana Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, New Caledonia and Dependencies, Oman, Palau, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Virgin Islands, U.S.A.