On December 5, 2018, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) published Customs Notice 18-22, announcing the implementation date of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) of December 30, 2018.
CBSA’s notice outlines key provisions of the CPTPP, such as:
Tariff provisions – new preferential tariff treatment code for Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore, with Vietnam to be added on January 14, 2019;
Proof of origin – a requirement for a certification of origin for imports;
Refunds – application for refunds may be made within four years for Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand or Singapore on or after December 30, 2018, or from Vietnam on or after January 14, 2019.
Importers seeking additional information are instructed to call 1-800-461-9999 from within Canada, or 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 from outside of Canada.
Customs Notice 18-22 may be found here: