Canada: Importers subject to increased scrutiny regarding goods in supply chain

Updated list of 20 specific imported goods that outlines current verification priorities

Updated list of 20 specific imported goods that outlines current verification priorities

Importers may be subject to increased scrutiny from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) regarding goods in their supply chain.

The CBSA released an updated list of 20 specific imported goods that constitute its current verification priorities. Businesses may want to review this list and comply with their trade obligations, including paying the correct amount of duty and tax on any identified goods. Importers that have made errors related to tariff classification, valuation, or the origin of these goods could be subject to penalties.

The CBSA releases an updated list of verification priorities every six months but continues to audit importers for other goods as well. The list essentially identifies specific goods that the CBSA are targeting for audit investigations to so that importers are properly meeting their trade obligations.

Read a January 2023 report [PDF 194 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada


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