Canada: Extended customs relief for Ukraine goods

The tariff-free import of Ukrainian goods to Canada will continue for another year.

The tariff-free import of Ukrainian goods to Canada will continue for another year.

The Department of Finance announced that it will extend relief of customs duties under the Customs Tariff and the Special Import Measures Act for goods that originate in Ukraine by an additional year, until June 9, 2024 (from June 9, 2023).

As a result, the tariff-free import of Ukrainian goods to Canada will continue, including for steel and in-quota supply-managed goods, for another year. Certain quota goods have been excluded under the new notice and certain goods shipped after June 10, 2023, will not be eligible for relief.


The Ukraine Goods Remission Order, originally effective June 9, 2022, for a one-year period, provides the temporary and exceptional remission of customs and trade remedy duties on imports of goods originating in Ukraine.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has guidance on the remission order, including:

  • The meaning of “goods that originate in Ukraine”
  • How to apply for the relief under the remission order
  • How to request refunds of overpaid amounts for past imports subject to the remission order

Importers must make claims for remission within two years of the importation date, among other rules.

Read a July 2023 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada



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