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Are you ready for CUSMA? On July 1, 2020 NAFTA will cease to be in effect and the Canada-United States Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) will replace it. The NAFTA certificates of Origin that we have on file for your imports will no longer be valid and will need to be replaced by a Certification of Origin under CUSMA.

Importers, exporters, or producers of CUSMA-eligible goods may complete the certification of origin. Importers are required to have the certification of origin in their possession at the time that the importer makes a claim for preferential tariff treatment.

 CUSMA does not require a specific certificate of origin form. Rather, it requires nine specific data elements, which can be presented in any format.

 A certification of origin shall include the following minimum data elements:

 Importer, Exporter, or Producer – Certification of Origin

Indicate whether the certifier is the exporter, producer or importer in accordance with Article 5.2 of Chapter 5 of the CUSMA.

 Certifier

Provide the certifier’s name, title, address (including country), telephone number and e-mail address.

 Exporter

Provide the exporter’s name, address (including country), e-mail address, and telephone number if different from the certifier. This information is not required if the producer is completing the certification of origin and does not know the identity of the exporter. The address of the exporter shall be the place of export of the good in a Party’s territory.

 Producer

Provide the producer’s name, address (including country), e-mail address, and telephone number, if different from the certifier or exporter or, if there are multiple producers, state “Various” or provide a list of producers. A person that wishes for this information to remain confidential may state “Available upon request by the importing authorities”. The address of the producer shall be the place of production of the good of the Party’s territory.

 Importer

Provide, if known, the importer’s name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. The address of the importer shall be in the Party’s territory.

Description and Harmonized System (HS) Tariff Classification of the Good

a) Provide a description of the good and the HS tariff classification of the good to the 6-digit level located in the Customs Tariff. The description should be sufficient to relate it to the good covered by the certification;

b) If the certification of origin covers a single shipment of a good, indicate, if known, the invoice number related to the exportation.

 Origin Criteria

Specify the origin criterion under which the good qualifies, as set out in Article 4.2 (Originating Goods) of Chapter 4 of the CUSMA.

Blanket Period

Include the period if the certification covers multiple shipments of identical goods for a specified period of up to 12 months as set out in Article 5.2 (Claims for Preferential Tariff Treatment) of Chapter 5 of the CUSMA.

Authorized Signature and Date

The certification must be signed and dated by the certifier and accompanied by the following statement:

“I certify that the goods described in this document qualify as originating and the information contained in this document is true and accurate. I assume responsibility for proving such representations and agree to maintain and present upon request or to make available during a verification visit, documentation necessary to support this certification.”

For more information, please see these websites:

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/cusma-aceum/menu-eng.html

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20-14-eng.html

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/publications/cn-ad/cn20-15-eng.html

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/services/cusma-aceum/overview-survol-eng.html#_s1_2

Davidson & Sons will require your certifications prior to July 1 in order to ensure your database is updated. Please contact compliance@davidsonandsons.com if you require assistance.

CERTAIN GOODS REMISSION ORDER (COVID-19) CUSTOMS NOTICE 20-19 150 150 Davidson Sons

CERTAIN GOODS REMISSION ORDER (COVID-19) CUSTOMS NOTICE 20-19

Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19)
Customs Notice 20-19

Ottawa, May 6, 2020

1) This notice provides information on the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101, which allows for the relief of customs duty for eligible goods which were imported 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.

2) Appendix A provides a list and description of goods based on tariff classification which are eligible for relief under this Order. Appendix B provides a list of other medical supplies that are not subject to this Order as they are already eligible for Most-Favoured Nation duty-free tariff treatment

3) The administration of this remission order is the responsibility of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Application

4) Remission is granted for goods listed in the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101, under the following conditions:

  • a) the good was imported into Canada on or after May 5, 2020 and subject to customs duties;
  • b) no other claim for relief of the customs duties has been granted under the Customs Tariff in respect of the good;
  • c) the importer files, on request, the evidence or information that the Canada Border Services Agency requires to determine eligibility for remission;
  • d) the importer agrees that it is subject, at any time, including after remission relief is provided, to review by the Canada Border Services Agency for the purpose of determining whether the information supplied by the importer under paragraph (c) is accurate and complete and whether the facts on which the Canada Border Services Agency relied or intends to rely to determine the eligibility for remission remain unchanged in all material respects; and
  • e) at the time when the Canada Border Services Agency conducts the review referred to in paragraph (d), the Canada Border Services Agency must be able to conclude that the information supplied remains accurate and complete and that the facts remain unchanged in all material respects.

5) All claims for relief of customs duties under the remission order for these goods must also include all relevant documents (e.g. copy of original Form B3-3, bill of lading, sales invoice, waybill, sales contract, etc.) that demonstrate that the imported good matches the list of goods in Appendix A, was imported into Canada on or after May 5, 2020 and subject to customs duties.

How to Apply

6) In respect of commercial goods, to obtain relief of customs duties at time of import, special authorization code 20-304 is to be entered in field 26 – Special Authority of Form B3-3.

7) Casual goods, at time of import, Form BSF715 or BSF715-1 Casual Goods Accounting Document, for the accounting of goods subject to this remission order, will be prepared according to standard procedures without collection of duty.

Examinations and Verifications

8) Importations may be subject to examination at the time of importation and to post-release verification for compliance with the Tariff Classification, Valuation, Origin and Marking programs, and any other applicable programs or provisions administered by the CBSA. If non-compliance is encountered by the CBSA, in addition to assessments of any applicable customs duties and taxes, penalties may be imposed and interest will be assessed, where applicable.

Corrections, Re-Determinations, and Refunds

9) Where the remission order is applicable, and an overpayment of customs duty has been identified on commercial importations, Form B2, Canada Customs – Adjustment Request may be filed in a regional CBSA office requesting a refund of the overpaid amount under section 74(1)(g) of the Customs Act. Please refer to Memorandum D17-2-1, The Coding, Submission and Processing of Form B2 Canada Customs Adjustment Request, for additional information on completing Form B2.

10) The CBSA may re-determine or further re-determine the origin, tariff classification, and/or value for duty on its own initiative or in response to a self-adjustment. The CBSA may assess any undeclared amount of customs duty that is not eligible.

11) A Blanket B2 request may be submitted to request a refund of customs duties on more than 25 transactions. For the procedures surrounding the preparation and presentation of Blanket B2 Adjustment Requests, please refer to Memorandum D17-2-4, Preparation and Presentation of Blanket B2 Adjustment Requests.

12) Where the remission order was applicable and customs duty has been paid on non-commercial importations, Form B2G, Informal Adjustment Request may be sent to one of the CBSA’s five casual refund centres, in accordance with the instructions outlined in Memorandum D6-2-6, Refund of Duties and Taxes on Non-Commercial Importations.

Additional Information

13) For more information on the administration of the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), within Canada call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064. Long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time / except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.

Appendix A

Goods eligible for relief under the Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19)

*The descriptions below are for illustrative purposes only. Customs duty relief is applicable to all goods under these tariff items.

Tariff ItemDescription*
Face and eye protection
3926.90.99Plastic face-masks, without mechanical parts, with or without a replaceable non-woven filter
6307.90.99Face-masks of other textile materials
Gloves
3926.20.91Other disposable plastic gloves
3926.20.92Non-disposable plastic gloves
4015.11.00Surgical rubber gloves
4015.19.90Other rubber gloves
6116.10.00Knitted or crocheted gloves which have been impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber
6216.00.00Textile work gloves that are not knitted or crocheted
Protective Garments and the Like
3926.20.93Other articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of plastics, containing not more than 25% by weight of woven fabrics of man-made fibres, coated on both sides with polymers of vinyl chloride
3926.20.94Other articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of plastics, combined with knitted or woven fabrics, bolducs, nonwovens or felt, containing woven fabrics of more than 50% by weight of silk
3926.20.95Other articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of plastics, combined with knitted or woven fabrics, bolducs, nonwovens or felt
3926.20.99Other articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of plastics
4015.90.90Other garments made of rubber sheeting
6113.00.90Other garments, made up of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07
6114.20.00Other garments, knitted or crocheted, of cotton
6114.30.00Other garments, knitted or crocheted, of man-made fibres
6114.90.00Other garments, knitted or crocheted, of other textile materials
6210.10.90Other garments made up of felt or nonwovens whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated (fabrics of heading 56.02 or 56.03)
6210.40.90Other men’s or boys’ garments of woven fabrics that are impregnated, coated, covered or laminated (fabrics of headings 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07)
6210.50.90Other women’s or girls’ garments of woven fabrics that are impregnated, coated, covered or laminated (fabrics of headings 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07). This includes unisex garments.
6211.32.00Coveralls (men’s or boys’ – of cotton)
6211.33.00Coveralls (men’s or boys’ – of man-made fibres)
6211.39.90Other garments (men’s or boys’ – of other textile materials)
6211.42.00Other garments of cotton (women’s or girls’)
6211.43.90Other garments of man-made fibres (women’s or girls’)
6211.49.99Other garments of other textile materials (women’s or girls’)
6217.10.00Other made up clothing accessories
6505.00.10Hair-nets
Disinfectants/ Sterilization products
2208.90.29Alcohol solution – undenatured, 75% ethyl alcohol
3808.94.10Hand sanitizer, in liquid or gel form, or rubs and wipes impregnated with alcohol or other disinfectants, if in packages <1.36 kg each; Other disinfectant preparations put up in forms or packings for retail sale in packages <1.36 kg each, containing alcohol, benzalkonium chloride solution or peroxyacids, or other disinfectants such as hydrogen peroxide. This includes sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) and calcium hypochlorite (65-70% active chlorine).
Wipes
6307.10.10Industrial shop towels, hemmed, of a width of 43 cm or more but not exceeding 56 cm and a length of 43 cm or more but not exceeding 61 cm, of unbleached woven fabrics solely of cotton or of cotton and man-made fibres, measuring per single yarn 420 decitex to 1,000 decitex and having not less than 78 yarns but not more than 133 yarns per 10 cm in the warp and not less than 78 yarns but not more than 137 yarns per 10 cm in the weft, of a weight of 135 g/m² or more but not exceeding 203 g/m²
6307.10.90Other floor-cloths, dish-cloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths
Medical Consumables
3926.90.99Plastic urine bags, with outlet tap and non-return valve
6307.90.93Other made up articles of textile (swabs), of cotton or other vegetable textile fibres, except solely of jute
6307.90.99Other made up articles of textile (swabs), of other textile materials
Other Products
3401.11.90Soap (in bar form)
3401.20.90Soap (in liquid, powder or other forms)
3401.30.00Organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap
3923.21.90Sacks and bags (including cones), of polymers of ethylene
7324.90.00Sanitary ware, Kidney basins (stainless steel)

Appendix B

Additional information: MFN Duty-free goods and description

Tariff ItemDescription
Diagnostic Test Kits
3002.15.00Diagnostic reagents based on immunological reaction
3822.00.00Other diagnostic reagents
3821.00.00Prepared culture media for viral transport
Face and eye protection
3926.90.10Plastic face shields (covering more than the eye area), designed for use by workers employed in hazardous work, and parts thereof;
3926.90.10Respirators, consisting of several layers of nonwovens of man-made fibres, whether or not treated with activated carbon, with or without an exhalation valve, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
4818.90.00Cellulose/paper masks
6307.90.10Textile face-masks, without a replaceable filter or mechanical parts, including surgical masks and disposable face-masks made of non-woven textiles;
Respirators, NIOSH approved or equivalent, consisting of several layers of nonwovens of man-made fibres, whether or not treated with activated carbon, with or without an exhalation valve, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
9004.90.10Protective spectacles and goggles
9020.00.00Gas masks with mechanical parts or replaceable filters for protection against biological agents. Also includes such masks incorporating eye protection or facial shields
Gloves
3926.20.10Plastic gloves to be employed in a noxious atmosphere or to be employed in clean rooms
4015.19.10Protective rubber gloves to be employed with protective suits in a noxious atmosphere
Protective Garments and the Like
3926.20.10Protective garments and their accessories made from plastic sheeting, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
4015.90.10Protective garments made from rubber sheeting, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
4818.50.00Paper or cellulose garments and clothing accessories such as disposable paper hospital gowns, paper shoe covers, etc.
6113.00.10Protective suits, made up of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
6117.90.10Knitted or crocheted parts of protective suits, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
6210.10.10Protective garments for surgical/medical use made up of felt or nonwovens whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated (fabrics of heading 56.02 or 56.03), to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
6210.40.10Protective men’s or boys’ garments of woven fabrics that are impregnated, coated, covered or laminated (fabrics of headings 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07), to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
6210.50.10Protective women’s or girls’ garments of woven fabrics that are impregnated, coated, covered or laminated (fabrics of headings 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07), to be employed in a noxious atmosphere. This includes unisex garments.
Disinfectants/ Sterilization products
2207.10.00Alcohol solution – undenatured, containing by volume 80% or more ethyl alcohol
2847.00.00Hydrogen peroxide in bulk, whether or not solidified with urea
3004.90.00Hydrogen peroxide presented as a medicament, in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale
3808.94.20Hand sanitizer, in liquid or gel form, or rubs and wipes impregnated with alcohol or other disinfectants, if in bulk or in packages <1.36 kg each;
Other disinfectant preparations put up in forms or packings for retail sale in bulk or in packages >1.36 kg each, containing alcohol, benzalkonium chloride solution or peroxyacids, or other disinfectants such as hydrogen peroxide. This includes sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) and calcium hypochlorite (65-70% active chlorine).
8419.20.00Medical, surgical or laboratory sterilizers
Medical devices and equipment
9018.11.10Electro-cardiographs
9018.12.00Ultrasound machines
9018.19.10Complete patient monitoring systems, incorporating component modules for monitoring such functions as temperature, blood pressure and pulse such as multiparametric patient monitoring devices and pulse oximeters
9018.19.90Other patient monitoring systems
9018.39.00Nasal prongs (nasal cannulae) and nasal catheters
9018.90.10Defibrillators
9018.90.20Printed circuit assemblies for the goods of tariff item No. 9018.90.10
9018.90.90Other electro-medical therapeutic instruments and appliances such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), medical suction pumps, medical drills for vascular access or infusion pump, with or without accessories, and other instruments and appliances such as laryngoscopes, stethoscopes, magill intubation forceps, and reusable intubation kits
9019.20.00Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus such as:
Medical ventilators (artificial respiration apparatus) including both ventilator machines and compressible self-refilling ventilation bags also known as “bag valve mask” (BVM) ventilators,
Flow splitters,
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) units,
Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPap or BPap) units,
Oxygen concentrators,
Oxygen humidifiers for oxygen therapy applications,
Other oxygen therapy apparatus including oxygen masks, venture masks, oxygen tents, oxygen head boxes and other similar oxygen delivery devices,
and recognisable parts of such systems
9022.12.00Computed tomography (CT) scanners
9026.80.00Flowmeter, Thorpe tube for oxygen
9027.80.00Instruments and apparatus for physical or chemical analysis such as mass spectrometers and colorimetric end tidal CO2 detectors
9028.20.00Liquid meters
Thermometers
9025.11.10Liquid filled thermometer for direct reading – includes standard “Mercury-in-glass” clinical thermometer
9025.19.00Other clinical thermometers, for example, digital thermometers, or infrared thermometers for placing on the forehead
Wipes
5603.11.00Non-wovens, of man-made filaments, weighing not more than 25 g/m²
5603.12.00Non-wovens, of man-made filaments, weighing more than 25 g/m² but not more than 70 g/m²
5603.13.00Non-wovens, of man-made filaments, weighing more than 70 g/m² but not more than 150 g/m²
5603.14.00Non-wovens, of man-made filaments, weighing more than 150 g/m²
5603.91.00Non-wovens, other, weighing not more than 25 g/m²
5603.92.00Non-wovens, other, weighing more than 25 g/m² but not more than 70 g/m²
5603.93.00Non-wovens, other, weighing more than 70 g/m² but not more than 150 g/m²
5603.94.00Non-wovens, other, weighing more than 150 g/m², Other
Medical Consumables
2804.40.00Medical oxygen (minimum 82% pure)
3005.10.00Surgical tape, transparent adhesive plasters, adhesive dressings whether or not coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances
3005.90.00Wadding, gauze, bandages, cotton sticks and similar articles impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical use
3006.70.10Conductive gel for ECG or ultrasound procedure or lubricating jelly for medical procedures
4818.90.00Paper bed sheets
4911.99.00Plastic hazardous waste disposable bags
9018.31.00Syringes, with or without needles
9018.32.00Tubular metal needles and needles for sutures
9018.39.00Other needles, catheters, cannulae and the like
9018.90.90Disposable intubation kits
Disposable emergency cricothyrotomy set (subheading will depend on set contents)
Other Products
3401.11.10Castile soap
4803.00.00Toilet or facial tissue stock, towel or napkin stock and similar paper of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, whether or not creped, crinkled, embossed, perforated, surface-coloured, surface-decorated or printed, in rolls or sheets
4818.10.00Toilet paper
7311.00.00Empty medical gas cylinders for oxygen fitted with a valve and a pressure and flow regulator, Steel or steel alloy
7613.00.00Empty medical gas cylinders for oxygen fitted with a valve and a pressure and flow regulator, Aluminum
8421.39.90Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plant for a central oxygen supply system of medical grade oxygen
8705.90.90Mobile medical clinic or radiological vehicles
8713.10.00Wheelchairs, not mechanically propelled
8713.90.00Wheelchairs, other
9402.90.00Medical or surgical furniture including operating tables, hospital beds with mechanical fittings, and parts thereof
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To Our Valued clients and colleagues,

Our thoughts go out to our clients, business partners and colleagues in Canada and around the world at this unprecedented time. At Davidson & Sons we are taking a proactive approach, and our commitment to information and technology will allow us to ensure that the critical flow of commercial goods into Canada remains uninterrupted. While we are taking steps to protect the health and well being of our employees, their families and our community, all Davidson & Sons services will remain open and relevant. Our staff will be working remotely to support this effort and we remain dedicated to serve our clients and the importing community.

Your Davidson & Sons team