Darrel H. Pearson

Darrel H. Pearson

Bennett Jones LLP

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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 - AMPS 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 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

CBSA Transforms Client Outreach

The Canada Border Services Agency quietly used the summer snooze period to quietly float a transformation of client outreach to importers that were paying attention. In its Customs Notice 13-017, it notified the importing...more

8/26/2013 - Border Security CBSA Customs and Border Protection

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

Multi-nationals Beware! Customs Evidentiary Burden of Proof

On January 4, 2013, the federal Canadian tribunal with appellate jurisdiction relating to customs valuation, among other subjects, schooled multi-nationals on their obligations to meet the evidentiary burden of proof relating...more

2/12/2013 - Burden of Proof CBSA Customs Evidence Imports Jockey Canada Multinationals Sales & Distribution Agreements Valuation

CBSA Establishes Trade Compliance Verification Priorities 2013

The Canada Border Services Agency has announced its compliance verification priorities for 2013. For tariff classification purposes, they include a number of consumer goods (pet toys, fresh cut flowers, coconut milk, pickles,...more

1/29/2013 - CBSA Compliance Risk Assessment Tariff Classifications Verification Requirements

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