Buckland Custom Brokers Limited
Cancellation of Individual Import Permits for Steel
This is an update to our bulletin distributed on March 21, 2012. We wish to inform Canadian importers of changes in the way CBSA requires reporting on steel products previously controlled and reported by Export and Import Permits Act. This information was made available by CBSA and DFAIT to the public on March 30, 2012 with implementation of April 1, 2012.
Effective April 1, 2012, all steel imports currently covered under the Import Control List of the Export and Import Permits Act will be subject to either General Import Permit No. 80 - Carbon Steel (GIP 80) or General Import Permit No. 81 - Specialty Steel Products (GIP 81). Henceforth, no shipment specific import permits will be required for the importation of steel products into Canada.
CBSA have confirmed that importer or their broker must declare GIP 80 or 81 at time of the release request. This declaration is in lieu of the import permit. To perform work required by CBSA a General Import Permit Submission fee of $2.00 per B3 entry line will be applied for those Harmonized included in Export and Import Control List.
If the GIP is not indicated at time of release, the release request will be rejected and AMPS penalty C071 may apply. Penalties begin at $500 for first offense, $750 for second offense and for third and subsequent offenses $1500.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan MacMillan 1-800-991-4944 extension 217 or Jan Mills extension 214.