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Customs Tariff (S.C. 1997, c. 36)

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Act current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-06-21. Previous Versions

PART 2Customs Duties (continued)

DIVISION 3Tariff Treatments (continued)

Comprehensive and Progressive Vietnam Tariff (continued)

Marginal note:Extension of entitlement

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, by order, amend the schedule to extend entitlement to the Comprehensive and Progressive Vietnam Tariff to any goods that originate in a CPTPP country.

  • Marginal note:Retroactivity

    (2) An order made under subsection (1) may, if it so provides, be retroactive and have effect in respect of a period before it is made, but no such order may have effect in respect of a period before the first day on which the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is in effect between Canada and Vietnam.

  • Marginal note:Content of order

    (3) An order made under subsection (1)

    • (a) must specify the date on which the order becomes effective;

    • (b) must, if the order partially extends entitlement to the Comprehensive and Progressive Vietnam Tariff, indicate the goods to which entitlement to that Tariff is extended; and

    • (c) may exempt goods from the conditions set out in subsection 24(1) and prescribe any conditions that apply.

  • 2018, c. 23, s. 43

DIVISION 4Special Measures, Emergency Measures and Safeguards

Special Measures

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this section.

    government

    government, in respect of a country other than Canada, includes

    • (a) a provincial, state, municipal or other local or regional government in the country;

    • (b) a person, agency or institution acting on behalf of, or under the authority of a law or other enactment passed by, the government of the country or a provincial, state, municipal or other local or regional government of the country; and

    • (c) an association of sovereign states of which the country is a member. (gouvernement)

    trade agreement

    trade agreement means an agreement or arrangement relating to international trade to which the Government of Canada is a party. (accord commercial)

  • Marginal note:Governor in Council may make orders

    (2) Notwithstanding this Act or any other Act of Parliament, the Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister and of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, by order, for the purpose of enforcing Canada’s rights under a trade agreement in relation to a country or of responding to acts, policies or practices of the government of a country that adversely affect, or lead directly or indirectly to adverse effects on, trade in goods or services of Canada, do any one or more of the following:

    • (a) suspend or withdraw rights or privileges granted by Canada to any country under a trade agreement or Act of Parliament;

    • (b) make goods that originate in any country or that are entitled to a tariff treatment provided for by regulations made under section 16, or a class of such goods, subject to a surtax in an amount, in addition to the customs duty provided in this Act and the duties imposed under any Act of Parliament or in any regulation or order made under any Act of Parliament, for those goods or that class of goods;

    • (c) include on the Import Control List established under section 5 of the Export and Import Permits Act goods that originate in any country or are entitled to a tariff treatment provided for by any regulations made under section 16; and

    • (d) notwithstanding any regulations made under section 16, levy, in respect of goods or a class of goods that originate in any country, a duty that varies from time to time as the quantity of those goods imported during a period specified in the order equals or exceeds totals set out in the order.

  • Marginal note:Removal from Import Control List

    (3) If, by an order made under subsection (2), goods are included on the Import Control List referred to in paragraph (2)(c), those goods are deemed to have been removed from that List when the order is repealed or otherwise ceases to have effect.

  • Marginal note:Order tabled in Parliament

    (4) The Minister shall cause a copy of any order made under subsection (2) to be laid before Parliament on any of the first 15 days after the making of the order that either House of Parliament is sitting.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (5) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, make such regulations as the Governor in Council considers necessary for the carrying out of the purposes of this section and for its enforcement.

Global Emergency Measures

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in sections 55 to 67.

contribute importantly

contribute importantly, in respect of goods imported from one of the following countries, means to be an important cause, but not necessarily the most important cause:

  • a NAFTA country
  • Chile (contribuer de manière importante)
principal cause

principal cause, in respect of goods imported from one of the following countries, means an important cause that is no less important than any other cause:

  • Colombia
  • Korea
  • Panama
  • Peru (cause principale)
surge

surge, in respect of goods imported from

  • (a) a NAFTA country, has the meaning given that word by Article 805 of the North American Free Trade Agreement; or

  • (b) Chile, has the meaning given that word by Article F-05 of the Canada–Chile Free Trade Agreement. (augmentation subite)

  • 1997, c. 36, s. 54
  • 2009, c. 16, s. 43
  • 2010, c. 4, s. 36
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 124
  • 2012, c. 26, s. 43
  • 2014, c. 28, s. 48

Marginal note:Surtax under certain conditions

  •  (1) Subject to sections 56, 57, 59 and 61, if at any time it appears to the satisfaction of the Governor in Council, on the basis of a report of the Minister or of an inquiry made by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal under section 20 or 26 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, that goods are being imported under such conditions as to cause or threaten serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods, the Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, by order, make any such goods imported from a country specified in the order, when imported into Canada or a region or part of Canada specified in the order during the period that the order is in effect, subject to a surtax

    • (a) at a rate specified in the order; or

    • (b) at a rate specified in the order that varies from time to time as the quantity of those goods imported into Canada or that region or part of Canada during a period specified in the order equals or exceeds quantities specified in the order.

  • Marginal note:Maximum rate

    (2) The rate specified under subsection (1) may not exceed the rate that in the opinion of the Governor in Council is sufficient to prevent or remedy serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

  • Marginal note:Minister’s report

    (3) A report of the Minister referred to in subsection (1) may be made only if

    • (a) there are, in the opinion of the Minister, critical circumstances; or

    • (b) the report relates to perishable agricultural goods.

  • Marginal note:Inquiry

    (4) If an order is made under subsection (1) on the basis of a report of the Minister, the Governor in Council shall immediately refer the matter to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for an inquiry under paragraph 20(a) of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act.

  • (5) [Repealed, 2019, c. 22, s. 1]

  • (6) [Repealed, 2019, c. 22, s. 1]

  • 1997, c. 36, s. 55
  • 2019, c. 22, s. 1

Marginal note:Period and repeal

  •  (1) An order made under subsection 55(1)

    • (a) subject to sections 62 and 63, has effect for a period not exceeding four years; and

    • (b) may be amended or repealed at any time by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister unless, before that time, a resolution directing that the order cease to have effect has been adopted by both Houses of Parliament under section 64.

  • Marginal note:Cessation

    (2) If an order is made under subsection 55(1) on the basis of a report of the Minister, the order ceases to have effect at the end of the two hundredth 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 section 20 or 26 of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, that the goods described in the report of the Minister are being imported from a country named in the report under such conditions as to cause or threaten serious injury to domestic producers of like or directly competitive goods.

 
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