May 7, 2020 – Today, the government of Canada has announced that it will waive duties and tariffs for certain medical PPE goods that have arrived on or after May 5, 2020. 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.
More information can be found on Customs Notice 20-19.