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U.S. Surtax remissions

The Department of Finance had advised that with the surtaxes on imports of U.S. products now repealed, the Government will no longer accepting requests for remission.  However, all requests for remission of surtaxes submitted prior to the repeal of Canada’s surtaxes will be assessed.

They have also advised that, subject to the decision of the Minister of Finance and approval by the Governor in Council, pursuant to the assessment of those requests, the list of products eligible for remission of surtaxes on the basis of short supply will be expanded in the context of a next Remission Order.  Any importer can make claims for remission of surtaxes for imports of these products without having previously submitted a request to the Department of Finance.

Aside from remission, relief of surtaxes is also available under the Drawback Program for imports that are subsequently re-exported.