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Customs Tariff (S.C. 1997, c. 36)

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Act current to 2022-06-01 and last amended on 2021-06-21. Previous Versions

PART 2Customs Duties (continued)

DIVISION 4Special Measures, Emergency Measures and Safeguards (continued)

Bilateral Emergency Measures — Panama

Marginal note:Order by Governor in Council

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), 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 19.0131(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act or further to a complaint filed under subsection 23(1.081) of that Act, that goods that are entitled to the Panama Tariff are, as a result of that entitlement, being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic production of like or directly competitive goods, and under such conditions as to 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 with respect to those goods that would otherwise be made after that time by virtue of section 49.41; and

    • (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 Panama Tariff 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 is in effect in respect of those goods at the time the order is made, and

      • (ii) the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate of customs duty that was in effect in respect of those goods on January 1, 2009.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (2) An order under subsection (1)

    • (a) is not to be made more than once in respect of goods of any particular kind;

    • (b) remains in effect only for the period, not exceeding three years, that is specified in the order;

    • (c) may be made during the period beginning on the day on which this subsection comes into force and ending

      • (i) if the order is in respect of goods for which the Panama Tariff rate of customs duty is reduced to the final rate of “Free” over a period of less than 10 years, on the day that is 10 years after the day on which this subsection comes into force, and

      • (ii) if the order is in respect of goods for which the Panama Tariff rate of customs duty is reduced to the final rate of “Free” over a period of 10 years or more, on the day after the expiry of the tariff staging period in respect of those goods; and

    • (d) may be made after the period described in paragraph (c) if the order is based on an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Panama relating to the application of subsection (1).

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

    (3) If an order made under subsection (1) ceases to have effect in a particular calendar year, the rate of customs duty applicable to the goods after the order ceases to have effect is the rate of customs duty that is applicable in accordance with section 49.41.

  • Marginal note:Definition of principal cause

    (4) 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.

  • 2012, c. 26, s. 46

Bilateral Emergency Measures — Peru

Marginal note:Order by Governor in Council

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), 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 19.017(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act or further to a complaint filed under subsection 23(1.093) of that Act, that goods that are entitled to the Peru Tariff are, as a result of that entitlement, being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic production of like or directly competitive goods, and under such conditions as to 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 with respect to those goods that would otherwise be made after that time by virtue of section 49.5; and

    • (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 Peru Tariff 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 is in effect in respect of those goods at the time the order is made, and

      • (ii) the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate of customs duty that was in effect in respect of those goods on January 1, 2007.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (2) An order under subsection (1)

    • (a) may not be made more than twice during the period beginning on the day on which this subsection comes into force and ending on the day that is seven years after the day on which this subsection comes into force 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 not be made after the day that is seven years after the day on which this subsection comes into force.

  • Marginal note:Application of measures a second time

    (3) A measure referred to in an order made under subsection (1) may be applied a second time if the period that has elapsed since the initial application of the measure ended is equal to at least one half of the initial period of application.

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

    (4) If an order made under subsection (1) ceases to have effect in a particular calendar year, the rate of customs duty applicable to the goods after the order ceases to have effect is the rate of customs duty that is applicable in accordance with section 49.5.

  • Marginal note:Definition of principal cause

    (5) 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.

  • 2009, c. 16, ss. 46, 56

Bilateral Emergency Measures — Jordan

Marginal note:Order by Governor in Council

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (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 19.018(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act or further to a complaint filed under subsection 23(1.094) of that Act, that goods that are entitled to the Jordan Tariff are, as a result of that entitlement, being imported in such increased quantities in absolute terms 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 with respect to those goods that would otherwise be made after that time by virtue of section 52.4;

    • (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 the coming into force of this subsection; 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 Jordan Tariff 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 is in effect in respect of those goods immediately before the coming into force of this subsection, and

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

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (2) An order under subsection (1)

    • (a) may not be made more than twice during the period beginning on the coming into force of this subsection and ending on the date that is 10 years after the coming into force of this subsection 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 the date that is 10 years after the coming into force of this subsection only if it is based on an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Jordan relating to the application of subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Application of measures a second time

    (3) A measure referred to in an order made under subsection (1) may be applied a second time if the period that has elapsed since the initial application of the measure ended is equal to at least two years.

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

    (4) If an order made under subsection (1) ceases to have effect in a particular calendar year, the rate of customs duty applicable to the goods after the order ceases to have effect is the rate of customs duty that is applicable in accordance with section 52.4.

  • Marginal note:Definition of principal cause

    (5) 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

    (6) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(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 3(b) in Chapter 8 of the List of Tariff Provisions.

  • 2012, c. 18, s. 37
  • 2018, c. 27, s. 77

Bilateral Emergency Measures  —  Honduras

Marginal note:Order by Governor in Council

  •  (1) This section does not apply in respect of textile and apparel goods set out in section 1 of Annex 3.1 of the Canada–Honduras Free Trade Agreement.

  • (2) Subject to subsections (3) to (7), 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 19.019(2) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act or further to a complaint filed under subsection 23(1.095) of that Act, that goods that are entitled to the Honduras Tariff are, as a result of that entitlement, being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic production of like or directly competitive goods, and under such conditions as to 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 with respect to those goods that would otherwise be made after that time by virtue of section 49.6;

    • (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 the Act or 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 Honduras Tariff, may not exceed the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate of customs duty that was in effect for the corresponding season immediately before the coming into force of this subsection; 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 Honduras Tariff 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 is in effect in respect of those goods at the time the order is made, and

      • (ii) the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate of customs duty that was in effect in respect of those goods immediately before the coming into force of this subsection.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (3) An order under subsection (2)

    • (a) may not be made more than twice during the period beginning on the coming into force of this subsection and ending on the date that is eight years after the coming into force of this subsection in respect of goods of a particular kind;

    • (b) remains in effect only for the period, not exceeding three years, that is specified in the order; and

    • (c) may be made after the date that is eight years after the coming into force of this subsection if the order is based on an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Honduras relating to the application of subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Application of measures a second time

    (4) A measure referred to in an order made under subsection (2) may be applied a second time if

    • (a) the period of time that has elapsed since the initial application of the measure ended is equal to at least one half the initial period of application;

    • (b) the rate of duty for the first year of the second action is not greater than the rate that would be in effect in accordance with section 49.6, at the time the first action was imposed; and

    • (c) the rate of duty applicable to any subsequent year is reduced in equal steps such that the duty rate in the final year of the action is equivalent to the rate provided for section 49.6 for that year.

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

    (5) 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 otherwise have been applicable one year after the making of the order, as reduced in accordance with section 49.6; 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 (6).

  • Marginal note:Specification of applicable rate

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

    • (a) the rate of customs duty that would have been applicable on January 1 of the year after the year in which the order ceases to have effect, if the rate of customs duty had been reduced in accordance with section 49.6, 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 after 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 49.6.

  • Marginal note:Definition of principal cause

    (7) 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.

  • 1997, c. 36, s. 72
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 128
  • 2014, c. 14, s. 44

Bilateral Emergency Measures for Textile and Apparel Goods Imported from Honduras

Marginal note:Order by Governor in Council

  •  (1) If it appears to the satisfaction of the Governor in Council, on the basis of a report of the Minister further to a complaint under subsection 23(1.096) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act or as a result of an inquiry made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal under subparagraph 26(1)(a)(i.96) of that Act, that textile and apparel goods set out in section 1 of Annex 3.1 of the Canada–Honduras Free Trade Agreement and entitled to the Honduras Tariff are being imported in such increased quantities, in absolute terms or relative to the domestic market for the goods, and under such conditions as to cause serious damage or an actual threat of serious damage 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 the goods that would otherwise be made after that time by virtue of section 49.6; or

    • (b) make those goods subject to a temporary duty, in addition to any other duty specified in this Act or any other Act of Parliament, at a rate set out in the order, but that rate, when added to the rate of customs duty specified in the Honduras Tariff 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 for the goods in effect when the order is made, and

      • (ii) the Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff rate for the goods in effect immediately before the coming into force of this subsection.

  • Marginal note:Terms and conditions

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), an order made under subsection (1) remains in effect for a period, not exceeding three years, specified in the order.

  • Marginal note:Duration of order

    (3) If an order is made under subsection (1) on the basis of a report of the Minister, the order ceases to have effect at the end of the one hundred and eightieth day after the day on which the order is made unless, before the order so ceases to have effect, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal reports to the Governor in Council, on the basis of an inquiry made under subparagraph 26(1)(a)(i.96) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, that the goods described in the report of the Minister are being imported from the country named in the report under such conditions as to cause or threaten serious damage to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Extension of order

    (4) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, by order, extend the period of an order made as a result of an inquiry of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal made under subparagraph 26(1)(a)(i.96) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act or an order that remains in effect by virtue of subsection (3) on the basis of a report of that Tribunal, but the total period of the order may not exceed three years.

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

    (5) If an order made under subsection (1) 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 49.6; 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 (6).

  • Marginal note:Specification of applicable rates

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

    • (a) the rate of customs duty that would have been applicable on January 1 of the year after the year in which the order ceases to have effect if the rate of customs duty had been reduced in accordance with section 49.6, 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 after 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 49.6.

  • Marginal note:Further orders

    (7) An order under subsection (1) may not be made more than once during the period beginning on the coming into force of this subsection and ending on the date that is five years after the coming into force of this subsection in respect of goods of a particular kind.

  • 1997, c. 36, s. 73
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 128
  • 2014, c. 14, s. 44
 
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