Customs Tariff (S.C. 1997, c. 36)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2013-06-26. Previous Versions

Bilateral Emergency Measures for Mexican and MUST Goods

Marginal note:Non-application
  •  (1) This section does not apply in respect of textile and apparel goods set out in Appendix 1.1 of Annex 300-B of Chapter Three of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • Marginal note:Order by Governor in Council

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), if at any time it appears to the satisfaction of the Governor in Council, as a result of an inquiry made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal under subsection 19.01(3) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act or further to a complaint filed under subsection 23(1.02) of that Act, that goods that are entitled to the Mexico Tariff or the Mexico–United States Tariff are, as a result of that entitlement, being imported in such increased quantities and under such conditions as to alone constitute a principal cause of serious injury, or a threat of serious injury, to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods, the Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, by order,

    • (a) suspend, during the period that the order is in effect, any reduction of the rate of customs duty in respect of those goods that would otherwise be made after that time by virtue of section 45;

    • (b) in respect of goods on which a customs duty is imposed on a seasonal basis, make those goods subject to a temporary duty, in addition to any other duty specified in this Act or in any other Act of Parliament relating to customs, at a rate set out in the order, but that rate, when added to the rate of customs duty set out in the List of Tariff Provisions that is in effect in respect of those goods at that time, may not exceed the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate of customs duty that was in effect in respect of those goods immediately before January 1, 1994; and

    • (c) in respect of goods other than goods referred to in paragraph (b), make those goods subject to a temporary duty, in addition to any other duty specified in this Act or in any other Act of Parliament relating to customs, at a rate set out in the order, but that rate, when added to the rate of customs duty specified in the List of Tariff Provisions that is in effect in respect of those goods at that time, may not exceed the lesser of

      • (i) the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate of customs duty that was in effect in respect of those goods on December 31, 1993, and

      • (ii) the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate of customs duty that is in effect in respect of those goods at the time the order is made.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (3) An order under subsection (2)

    • (a) may not be made more than once during the period beginning on January 1, 1994 and ending on December 31, 2003 in respect of goods of a particular kind and, if made during that period, remains in effect for the period, not exceeding three years, specified in the order; and

    • (b) may be made after December 31, 2003 only if it is based on an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico relating to the application of subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Rate of duty when order ceases to have effect

    (4) If an order made under subsection (2) ceases to have effect in a particular calendar year,

    • (a) the rate of customs duty applicable to the goods after the order ceases to have effect and until December 31 of that year is the rate that would have been applicable one year after the making of the order, as reduced in accordance with section 45; and

    • (b) the rate of customs duty applicable to the goods beginning on January 1 of the following year is the rate specified by the Minister under subsection (5).

  • Marginal note:Specification of applicable rate

    (5) For the purposes of subsection (4), the Minister shall, by order, specify that the rate referred to in paragraph (4)(b) is

    • (a) the rate of customs duty that would have been applicable on January 1 of the year following the year in which the order ceases to have effect, if the rate of customs duty had been reduced in accordance with section 45, reduced for subsequent years in accordance with that section; or

    • (b) the rate of customs duty that would have been applicable one year after the making of the order, reduced in equal annual stages beginning on January 1 of the year following the year in which the order ceases to have effect and ending on the day on which the rate of customs duty for the goods would otherwise be reduced to the final rate in accordance with section 45.

  • Definition of “principal cause”

    (6) In this section, “principal cause” means, in respect of a serious injury or threat of serious injury, an important cause that is not less important than any other cause of the serious injury or threat.

  • Marginal note:Reference to customs duty in effect

    (7) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate of customs duty in effect in respect of a fresh fruit or vegetable is

    • (a) in respect of a fresh vegetable, the rate of customs duty applicable to that vegetable set out in the applicable tariff item referred to in Supplementary Note 2(b) in Chapter 7 of the List of Tariff Provisions; and

    • (b) in respect of a fresh fruit, the rate of customs duty applicable to that fruit set out in the applicable tariff item referred to in Supplementary Note 4(b) in Chapter 8 of the List of Tariff Provisions.