General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff Rules of Origin Regulations

SOR/2013-165

CUSTOMS TARIFF

Registration 2013-09-30

General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff Rules of Origin Regulations

P.C. 2013-971 2013-09-27

His 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 General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff Rules of Origin Regulations.

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

beneficiary country

beneficiary country means a country or territory that is a beneficiary of the General Preferential Tariff. (pays bénéficiaire)

fabric

fabric means any good referred to in heading 50.07, 51.11 through 51.13, 52.08 through 52.12, 53.09 through 53.11, 54.07 through 54.08, 55.12 through 55.16, 58.01 through 58.07, 58.09 through 58.11, 59.01 through 59.11 or 60.01 through 60.06 of the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff. (tissu)

least developed country

least developed country means a country or territory that is a beneficiary of the Least Developed Country Tariff. (pays parmi les moins développés)

yarn

yarn means any good referred to in heading 50.04 through 50.06, 51.06 through 51.10, 52.04 through 52.07, 53.06 through 53.08, 54.01 through 54.06 or 55.08 through 55.11 of the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff. (fil)

Origin of Goods

  •  (1) A good originates in a beneficiary country or a least developed country if the good is

    • (a) a mineral product extracted from the soil or the seabed of the country;

    • (b) a vegetable product harvested in the country;

    • (c) a live animal born and raised in the country;

    • (d) a good obtained in the country from a live animal;

    • (e) a good obtained from hunting or fishing in the country;

    • (f) a good obtained from sea fishing or any other marine good taken from the sea by a vessel of the country;

    • (g) a good produced on board a factory ship of the country exclusively from a good referred to in paragraph (f);

    • (h) waste and scrap derived from manufacturing operations of the country;

    • (i) a used good of the country imported into Canada for use only for the recovery of raw materials; or

    • (j) a good produced in the country exclusively from a product or good referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (h).

  • (2) Goods originate in a beneficiary country if the value of the materials, parts or products originating outside that country, or in an undetermined location, and used in the manufacture or production of the goods is no more than 40% of the ex-factory price of the goods as packed for shipment to Canada.

  • (3) Goods other than those set out in Part A1 or B of Schedule 1 originate in a least developed country if the value of the materials, parts or products originating outside that country, or in an undetermined location, and used in the manufacture or production of the goods is no more than 60% of the ex-factory price of the goods as packed for shipment to Canada.

  • (4) Goods set out in Part A1 or A2 of Schedule 1 originate in a least developed country if they are assembled in a least developed country from fabric cut in that country or in Canada, or from parts knit to shape, if the fabric or parts knit to shape are produced in

    • (a) any least developed country or Canada from yarns spun or extruded in a least developed country, a country set out in Schedule 2 or Canada, if the yarns do not undergo further processing outside a least developed country, a country set out in Schedule 2 or Canada, and the fabric does not undergo further processing outside a least developed country or Canada; or

    • (b) a country set out in Schedule 2 from yarns spun or extruded in a least developed country, a country set out in Schedule 2 or Canada, if

      • (i) the yarns and fabric do not undergo further processing outside a least developed country, a country set out in Schedule 2 or Canada, and

      • (ii) the value of any materials, including packing, that are used in the manufacture of the goods and that originate outside the least developed country in which the goods are assembled is no more than 75% of the ex-factory price of the goods as packed for shipment to Canada.

  • (5) For the purpose of subparagraph (4)(b)(ii), any materials used in the manufacture or production of the goods referred to in that subparagraph that originate in Canada are deemed to have originated in the least developed country.

  • (6) Goods set out in Part B of Schedule 1 originate in a least developed country if they are cut, or knit to shape, and sewn or otherwise assembled in the least developed country from fabric produced in any least developed country or Canada from yarns spun or extruded in a least developed country, a country set out in Schedule 2 or Canada, if the yarns do not undergo further processing outside a least developed country, a country set out in Schedule 2 or Canada and the fabric does not undergo further processing outside a least developed country or Canada.

  • (7) For the purpose of determining whether a good set out in Part A1, A2 or B of Schedule 1 originates in a least developed country, paragraph (4)(a), subparagraph (4)(b)(i) and subsection (6) apply only to the fabric or parts knit to shape that determine the tariff classification of the good, identified in accordance with the General Rules for the Interpretation of the Harmonized System set out in the Customs Tariff.

  • (8) For the purpose of subsection (2), the following are deemed to have originated in the beneficiary country:

    • (a) any materials, parts or products used in the manufacture or production of the goods referred to in that subsection and originating in any other beneficiary country or in Canada; and

    • (b) any packing required for the transportation for the goods referred to in that subsection, not including packing in which the goods are ordinarily sold for consumption in the beneficiary country.

  • (9) For the purpose of subsection (3), the following are deemed to have originated in the least developed country:

    • (a) any materials, parts or products that are used in the manufacture or production of the goods referred to in that subsection and that

      • (i) originate in any other least developed country or in Canada, or

      • (ii) have a value of no more than 20% of the ex-factory price of the goods, as packed for shipment to Canada, and originate in a country set out in Schedule 2, other than a least developed country; and

    • (b) any packing required for the transportation of the goods referred to in that subsection, not including packing in which the goods are ordinarily sold for consumption in the least developed country.

  •  (1) For the purpose of determining the origin of goods, each good in a shipment must be considered separately, except that

    • (a) if a group, set or assembly of goods is classified in one tariff item, the group, set or assembly is considered to be one good, and

    • (b) tools, parts and accessories are considered to form a whole with a good if

      • (i) they are imported with the good,

      • (ii) they constitute the equipment customarily included in the sale of a good of that kind, and

      • (iii) their price is included in that of the good and no separate charge is made.

  • (2) An unassembled good that is imported in more than one shipment because it is not feasible for transport or production reasons to import it in one shipment is considered to be one good.

Direct Shipment

  •  (1) Goods are entitled to the General Preferential Tariff only if they are shipped directly to Canada, with or without transhipment, from a beneficiary country.

  • (2) Goods are entitled to the Least Developed Country Tariff only if they are shipped directly to Canada, with or without transhipment, from a least developed country.

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on January 1, 2015.

 
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