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CIFTA Tariff Preference Regulations (SOR/2019-278)

Regulations are current to 2023-01-11 and last amended on 2019-09-01. Previous Versions

CIFTA Tariff Preference Regulations

SOR/2019-278

CUSTOMS TARIFF

Registration 2019-07-30

CIFTA Tariff Preference Regulations

P.C. 2019-1117 2019-07-26

Her 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, makes the annexed CIFTA Tariff Preference Regulations.

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

originating

originating means qualifying as originating in the territory of a Party under the rules of origin set out in the CIFTA Rules of Origin Regulations. (originaire)

non-Party

non-Party means:

  • (a) the Member States of the European Free Trade Association;

  • (b) the Member States of the European Union;

  • (c) the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan;

  • (d) Mexico; or

  • (e) the United States of America. (partie non signataire)

General

 For the purposes of paragraph 24(1)(b) of the Customs Tariff, originating goods are entitled to the benefit of the Canada-Israel Agreement Tariff if

  • (a) the goods are shipped to Canada from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary, 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 goods;

  • (b) in the case of goods, except for goods listed in any of Chapters 50 through 63 of the List of Tariff Provisions, that are shipped to Canada from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary through the territory of a non-Party, the importer provides, if requested by an officer, documentary evidence that indicates that the goods have not undergone

    • (i) further production in the territory of a non-Party other than minor processing, or

    • (ii) any processing in the territory of a non-Party that increased the transaction value of the goods by greater than 10%;

  • (c) in case of goods listed in any of Chapters 50 through 63 of the List of Tariff Provisions that are shipped to Canada from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary through the territory of a non-Party, the importer provides, if 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 goods, and

    • (ii) a copy of the customs control documents that demonstrate that the goods remained under customs control while in the territory of a non-Party; or

  • (d) the goods are shipped to Canada through another country, other than a non-Party, and the importer provides, when requested by an officer,

    • (i) documentary evidence that indicates the shipping route and all points of shipments and transhipment prior to the importation of the goods, and

    • (ii) a copy of the customs control documents that establish that the goods remained under customs control while in that other country.

Repeal

 The CIFTA Tariff Preference RegulationsFootnote 1 are repealed.

Coming into Force

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day on which the Act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, chapter 6 of the Statutes of Canada, 2019, comes into force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

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