Darrel H. Pearson

Darrel H. Pearson

Bennett Jones LLP

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The Gap, the Trap and the Binding Spring - The Bri-Chem trilogy, the rule of law and self-corrections of revenue-neutral tariff...

In three decisions released concurrently by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) on September 18, 2015 (collectively referred to as the Bri-Chem trilogy), the CITT instructed the Canada Border Services Agency...more

11/16/2015 - Canada Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) Customs Imports Tariffs

Canadian International Trade Tribunal Declares CBSA Abusive and Directs CBSA to Follow its Decisions

On September 18, 2015, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) released three decisions concurrently (collectively referred to as the Bri-Chem trilogy) that instruct the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to apply...more

11/16/2015 - Canada Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) CBSA Imports Tariffs

CBSA Updates its 2015 Trade Verification/Audit Targets

This month, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) updated its customs compliance verification priorities for 2015. Trade program verifications of tariff classification, customs valuation and origin are not limited to...more

7/10/2015 - Audits Canada CBSA Customs Importers Imports Tariffs Valuation

Skechers, Cost Sharing Arrangements, and Canadian Customs Appraisal

In the first three months of 2015, importers have witnessed major Canadian customs valuation law and policy changes. On January 19, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued Customs Notice 15-001, “Treatment of...more

4/27/2015 - Canada CBSA Customs Importers

Transfer Pricing Customs Duty Refund Applications – Let’s Do it Right

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has informed the Canadian importing community that importers may be entitled to obtain customs duty refunds in connection with downward transfer pricing adjustments having the effect...more

3/12/2015 - Canada CBSA Customs Imports Transfer Pricing

Canada makes Changes to its Customs Administrative Monetary Penalty System

On January 20, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued revisions to its Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS), found in Memorandum D22-1-1 Administrative Monetary Penalty System....more

2/17/2015 - Canada CBSA

Canadian Customs Authority Shifts Gears on Import Duty Refunds

The CBSA has made a long-sought-for change in its policy to allow duty refunds in the event of qualifying downward transfer price adjustments by importers. The change comes on the heels of victory by Bennett Jones in a test...more

1/19/2015 - Auto Parts Automotive Industry Canada CBSA Duties Importers

Canadian Importers May Now Seek Import Duty Refunds

Since the introduction of the Transaction Value System of customs valuation by Canada on January 1, 1985, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has maintained a stated policy of denying refund claims of related party...more

1/19/2015 - Canada CBSA Customs Duties Importers Imports

CBSA Shares its 2015 Customs Compliance Verification Targets

On the first business day of the new year, the 6th of January 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued its customs compliance verification priorities for 2015. After first noting that trade program verifications...more

1/13/2015 - Canada Customs and Border Protection

CBSA Announces Mid-2014 Audit Targets

As is its practice, the Canada Border Services Agency recently announced its semi-annual trade verification targets for the balance of 2014. Many targets continue from the past, while new ones have been added....more

7/10/2014 - Audits Canada CBSA

Summer Musings about Canadian Customs Regulations

These are relatively quiet times for new, impactful Canadian customs regulations, but a few recent postings are of note....more

7/9/2013 - Canada CBSA Customs Customs and Border Protection Imports Travel

Canada Selectively Withdraws GPT Benefits

On December 22, 2012, the Canadian government solicited views on the withdrawal of general preferential tariff (GPT) status from imports of beneficiary countries. It was proposed that the withdrawal would be discriminatory to...more

4/2/2013 - Canada Exports Imports Tariffs

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