CEFTA Tariff Preference Regulations

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CEFTA Tariff Preference Regulations

SOR/2009-200CUSTOMS TARIFF
Registration 2009-06-18
CEFTA Tariff Preference Regulations
P.C. 2009-1039 2009-06-18Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to subsection 16(2)Footnote a of the Customs TariffFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed CEFTA Tariff Preference Regulations.

Return to footnote aS.C. 2001, c. 28, s. 34(1)
Return to footnote bS.C. 1997, c. 36
Interpretation

1 The definitions in this section apply in these regulations.

agricultural product originating in Iceland
agricultural product originating in Iceland means an originating agricultural product that is entitled to the benefit of the Iceland Tariff, but is excluded from the benefit of the Norway Tariff and the Switzerland – Liechtenstein Tariff. (produit agricole originaire d’Islande)
agricultural product originating in Norway
agricultural product originating in Norway means an originating agricultural product that is entitled to the benefit of the Norway Tariff, but is excluded from the benefit of the Iceland Tariff and the Switzerland – Liechtenstein Tariff. (produit agricole originaire de Norvège)

agricultural product originating in Switzerland or Liechtenstein means an originating agricultural product that is entitled to the benefit of the Switzerland – Liechtenstein Tariff, but is excluded from the benefit of the Iceland Tariff and the Norway Tariff. (produit agricole originaire de Suisse ou du Liechtenstein)
originating product
originating product has the same meaning as in the Canada – EFTA Free Trade Agreement, signed January 26, 2008. (produit originaire)

General

2 For the purposes of paragraph 24(1)(b) of the Customs Tariff, and subject to section 3, originating products exported from Iceland, Norway, Switzerland or Liechtenstein are entitled to the benefit of the Iceland Tariff, the Norway Tariff or the Switzerland – Liechtenstein Tariff if

(a) the products are shipped to Canada without shipment through another country either

(i) on a through bill of lading, or
(ii) without a through bill of lading and the importer provides, when requested by an officer, documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipment and transhipment prior to the importation of the products; or

(b) the products are shipped to Canada through another country and the importer provides, when requested by an officer,

(i) documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipment and transhipment prior to the importation of the products, and
(ii) a copy of the customs control documents that establish that the products remained under customs control while in that other country.

3 (1) Agricultural products originating in Iceland are entitled to the benefit of the Iceland Tariff if

(a) the products are shipped from Iceland to Canada without shipment through another country either

(i) on a through bill of lading, or
(ii) without a through bill of lading and the importer provides, when requested by an officer, documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipment and transhipment prior to the importation of the products; or

(b) the products are shipped from Iceland to Canada through another country and the importer provides, when requested by an officer,

(i) documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipment and transhipment prior to the importation of the products, and
(ii) a copy of the customs control documents that establish that the products remained under customs control while in that other country.

(2) Agricultural products originating in Norway are entitled to the benefit of the Norway Tariff if

(a) the products are shipped from Norway to Canada without shipment through another country either

(i) on a through bill of lading, or
(ii) without a through bill of lading and the importer provides, when requested by an officer, documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipment and transhipment prior to the importation of the products; or

(b) the products are shipped to Canada from Norway through another country and the importer provides, when requested by an officer,

(i) documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipment and transhipment prior to the importation of the products, and
(ii) a copy of the customs control documents that establish that the products remained under customs control while in that other country.

(3) Agricultural products originating in Switzerland or Liechtenstein are entitled to the benefit of the Switzerland – Liechtenstein Tariff if

(a) the products are shipped from Switzerland or Liechtenstein to Canada without shipment through another country either

(i) on a through bill of lading, or
(ii) without a through bill of lading and the importer provides, when requested by an officer, documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipment and transhipment prior to the importation of the products; or

(b) the products are shipped from Switzerland or Liechtenstein to Canada through another country and the importer provides, when requested by an officer,

(i) documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipment and transhipment prior to the importation of the products, and
(ii) a copy of the customs control documents that establish that the products remained under customs control while in that other country.

Coming into Force

4 These Regulations come into force on July 1, 2009, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day they are registered.