Archive for January, 2007

HS Tariff Changes

January 26, 2007

Significant changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule affecting imports to both Canada and the United States become effective in January, 2007. These changes affect 83 chapters and more than 240 headings of the Tariff.

The most extensive changes affect imports of such commodities as electronics, industrial machines, components, chemicals and wood products.

Be sure to contact the team at Royal Customs Brokers well in advance of importing new items to ensure that the correct tariff is applied.

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NAFTA CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN

January 11, 2007

Now is the time to ensure that all of your suppliers of goods made in USA or Mexico complete and forward your blanket NAFTA Certificates of Origin for the period 1/01/2007 to 31/12/2007.

Blank Forms are available on this website. If suppliers require assisstance they can contact Elaine McDermott at 905-871-7961 or toll free at 800-565-6441.

If you are shipping to the United States from Canada, contact Angela Wilson at 716-362-1235 or toll free at 866-566-8145.

As in the past, Royal Customs Brokers will claim the duty free treatment of goods under NAFTA at the time of release. However, if no NAFTA Certificate of Origin is on hand when the entry is due to be transmitted to Customs, we must pay the applicable duty subject to refund claim upon production of the required certificate.

Let’s avoid the hassle and expense of claims for duty refund, encourage your suppliers to provide either blanket certificates or a seperate certificate with each shipment.

Happy New Year

January 8, 2007

We wish all our valued clients, suppliers and associates a Happy and Prosperous 2007!