Remission Order Allows for the Relief of Customs Duty for Eligible PPE & Medical Goods

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On May 6, 2020, the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) published Customs Notice 20-19 to provide information for Certain Goods Remission Order (COVID-19), SOR-2020-101 (“Remission Order”) under the Customs Tariff.  In order to help the fight against COVID-19, the Remission Order allows for the relief of customs duty for eligible PPE and medical supply goods which were imported on or after May 5, 2020.

What goods are entitled to duty relief?

The CBSA has provided two lists of goods, in Appendix A and Appendix B. In Appendix A, the CBSA has listed certain PPE goods which are eligible for relief under the Remission Order.

The CBSA has also listed certain goods in Appendix B for other medical supplies that are not subject to the Remission Order, because the goods are already eligible for Most-Favoured Nation duty-free tariff treatment.

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