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Postal Imports Remission Order



Registration 1985-10-16

Order Respecting the Remission of Customs Duties, Sales and Excise Taxes on Certain Goods Imported by Mail

P.C. 1985-2954 1985-10-03

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Revenue and the Treasury Board and pursuant to section 17Footnote * of the Financial Administration Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the Postal Imports Remission Order, C.R.C., c. 779, and, considering that it is in the public interest to do so, is pleased to substitute therefor, the annexed Order respecting the remission of customs duties, sales and excise taxes on certian goods imported by mail.

Short Title

 This Order may be cited as the Postal Imports Remission Order.


 In this Order,


goods, with the exception of a publication or book classified under tariff item No. 9812.00.00 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff, does not include

  • (a) alcoholic beverages, cigars, cigarettes and manufactured tobacco;

  • (b) goods classified under tariff item No. 9816.00.00 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff and goods for which the value for duty is reduced by the application of section 85 of the Customs Tariff; and

  • (c) books, newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other similar publications, where the supplier is required to register under Subdivision d of Division V of Part IX of the Excise Tax Act and is not so registered. (marchandises)

  • SI/86-100, s. 1
  • SI/88-18, s. 2
  • SI/92-129, s. 1
  • SI/98-21, s. 1


 This Order does not apply to

  • (a) imported goods that are purchased from a retailer in Canada and mailed to the purchaser directly from a place situated out of Canada;

  • (b) imported goods that are purchased or ordered through or from an address, a post office box or a telephone in Canada; or

  • (c) goods imported by a person other than the person in Canada who ordered or purchased the goods.

  • SI/92-129, s. 1


 Subject to section 5, remission is hereby granted of the customs duties and excise taxes paid or payable on goods imported by mail and having a value for duty not exceeding $20.

  • SI/92-129, s. 1


 Where the benefit of remission is not received at the time of importation, the remission granted under section 4 is granted on the condition that a claim for remission is made to the Minister of National Revenue within two years after the date of importation of the goods for which remission is claimed.

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