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Customs Notice 18-16 (Revised) – United States Surtax Remission Order

Customs Notice 18-16 (Revised) – United States Surtax Remission Order

1. This notice provides information on the introduction and application of the United States Surtax Remission Order, 2018-1272, which is intended to minimize the negative effects of the surtaxes on Canadian companies and the economy by providing relief in exceptional situations.

2. The remission order remits the surtaxes imposed by the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum): SOR/2018-152 and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods): SOR/2018-153 which were in effect from July 1, 2018 until May 18, 2019 (25% in the case of certain steel products, 10% in the case of certain aluminum products and 10% for certain other goods listed in the order) under the following situations:
• Pursuant to section 115 of the Customs Tariff, in respect of the goods listed in Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3 and Schedule 4 of the remission order;
• Pursuant to section 115 of the Customs Tariff, in respect of goods classified under tariff item No. 8903.10.00, 8903.91.00, 8903.92.00 or 8903.99.90 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff, excluding those that have been exported from Canada and then subsequently re-imported into Canada; and
• Goods temporarily imported into Canada for the purposes of repair, alteration, or storage, including those classified under tariff item No. 8903.10.00, 8903.91.00, 8903.92.00 or 8903.99.90 that have been exported from Canada.

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

This Notice is available in its entirety on the Canada Border Services Agency website.