Customs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.))

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-10-01. Previous Versions

Transaction Value of Identical Goods

Marginal note:Transaction value of identical goods as value for duty
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (5), where the value for duty of goods is not appraised under section 48, the value for duty of the goods is, if it can be determined, the transaction value of identical goods, in a sale of those goods for export to Canada, if that transaction value is the value for duty of the identical goods and the identical goods were exported at the same or substantially the same time as the goods being appraised and were sold under the following conditions:

    • (a) at the same or substantially the same trade level as the goods being appraised; and

    • (b) in the same or substantially the same quantities as the goods being appraised.

  • Marginal note:Where identical goods sold under different conditions

    (2) Where the value for duty of goods being appraised cannot be determined under subsection (1) because identical goods were not sold under the conditions described in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b), there shall be substituted therefor, in the application of subsection (1), identical goods sold under any of the following conditions:

    • (a) at the same or substantially the same trade level as the goods being appraised but in different quantities;

    • (b) at a trade level different from that of the goods being appraised but in the same or substantially the same quantities; or

    • (c) at a trade level different from that of the goods being appraised and in different quantities.

  • Marginal note:Adjustment of transaction value of identical goods

    (3) For the purposes of determining the value for duty of goods being appraised under subsection (1), the transaction value of identical goods shall be adjusted by adding thereto or deducting therefrom, as the case may be, amounts to account for

    • (a) commercially significant differences between the costs, charges and expenses referred to in subparagraph 48(5)(a)(vi) in respect of the identical goods and those costs, charges and expenses in respect of the goods being appraised that are attributable to differences in distances and modes of transport; and

    • (b) if the transaction value is in respect of identical goods sold under the conditions described in any of paragraphs (2)(a) to (c), differences in the trade levels of the identical goods and the goods being appraised or the quantities in which the identical goods were sold and the goods being appraised were imported or both, as the case may be.

  • Marginal note:Effect of absence of sufficient information

    (4) Where there is not sufficient information to determine any amount referred to in subsection (3) or the adjustment therefor in relation to the transaction value of identical goods, the value for duty of the goods being appraised shall not be appraised on the basis of that transaction value under this section.

  • Marginal note:Selection of lowest transaction value of identical goods

    (5) Where, in relation to goods being appraised, there are two or more transaction values of identical goods that meet all the requirements set out in subsections (1) and (3) or, where there is no such transaction value but there are two or more transaction values of identical goods sold under the conditions described in any of paragraphs (2)(a) to (c) that meet all the requirements set out in this section that are applicable by virtue of subsection (2), the value for duty of the goods being appraised shall be determined on the basis of the lowest such transaction value.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 49;
  • 2009, c. 10, s. 8.