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Customs Notice 19-09 (Repeal of the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum)) – Confirmation of Date

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)  has confirmed the May 19th date referred to in Customs Notice 19-09 is the date of release. That is, goods previously subject to surtax under the following orders:  United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum): SOR/2018-152 and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods): SOR/2018-153 are no longer subject to surtax if released on or after May 19th.

Both CBSA and Finance Canada have confirmed there will be no refund of previously paid surtax resulting from the order repealing the above orders.

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Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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