Trade Compliance Verifications
January 2018

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The CBSA manages trade compliance with the Tariff Classification, Valuation, and Origin programs using the following two post-release verification processes:

  1. Random verifications
  2. Verification priorities

Random verifications

Random verifications are designed to measure compliance rates and revenue loss and the results may be used for many purposes, including:

Verification priorities

Targeted verification priorities are determined through a risk-based, evergreen process, meaning that new targets are added throughout the year. Verification priorities may also be carried over from previous years. The current verification priorities* are:

Tariff Classification

Curling Irons (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 8516.32

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
15 9 2 22% $7,162 $20,545 $150 $27,857

Furniture for Non-Domestic Purposes (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 94.01 and 94.03

Seaweed (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 12.12

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
30 29 25 86% $89,923 $133,672 $19,125 $242,720

Dextrins and Other Modified Starches (Round 4)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 35.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 12 7 58% $17,166 $12,009 $900 $30,075

Disposable and Protective Gloves (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheadings 3926.20 and 4015.19

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
8 7 7 100% $44,549 $46,569 $4,500 $95,618

Batteries (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.06

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
19 7 7 100% $12,274 $65,741 $1,350 $79,365

Footwear ($30 or more per pair) (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 64.03

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
75 46 33 72% $74,369 $400,044 $14,100 $488,513

Hair Extensions (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 67.03

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
19 17 16 94% $261,769 $524,234 $9,000 $795,003

Special Purpose Motor Vehicles (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 87.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
20 19 7 37% $64,462 $6,443 $750 $71,655

Parts for Power Trains (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 87.08

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
8 2 1 50% $0 $0 $150 $150

Geophysical and Oceanographic Instruments
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 90.15

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 22 17 77% $55,035 $207,973 $1,650 $264,658

Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.26

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
134 132 95 72% $963,959 $1,795,686 $39,100 $2,798,745
Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
51 37 26 70% $116,688 $127,692 $5,400 $249,780

Bicycle Parts (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 87.14

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
68 66 60 91% $176,469 $404,889 $76,275 $657,633
Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
36 15 13 87% $7,771 $108,413 $3,450 $119,634

Articles of Plastics (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 3926.90

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
11 10 10 100% $27,377 $161,956 $3,450 $192,783

Vices and Clamps (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 82.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
22 20 16 80% $26,367 $99,332 $15,600 $141,299

Parts for Use with Machinery of Chapter 84 (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 84.31

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 9 5 56% $29,503 $151,329 $750 $181,582

Tubes, Pipes and Hoses (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 39.17

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
22 20 18 90% $32,879 $174,335 $2,4000 $209,614

Parts of Lamps (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
57 53 39 74% $138,061 $721,395 $16,200 $875,656
Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
84 17 7 41% $33,611 $101,351 $1,500 $136,462

Chemical Products (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 38.08

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
59 56 28 50% $42,505 $219,800 $2,550 $264,855

Pasta (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 19.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
31 30 18 60% $27,930 $363,226 $18,900 $410,056

Hair Dryers and Electric Smoothing Irons
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 85.16

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
35 32 13 41% $26,144 $61,248 $1,950 $89,312

Cell Phone Cases
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26, 42.02 and 85.17

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
23 15 15 100% $14,645 $539,758 $24,900 $579,303

Mountings, Fittings and Similar Articles
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 83.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
41 31 19 61% $16,188 $127,486 $1,800 $145,474

Stone Table and Counter Tops
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 94.03

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
13 10 10 100% $42,213 $487,620 $3,600 $533,433

Prepared Meat of Swine
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 16.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
30 29 9 31% $14,199 $1,450 $150 $15,799

Live Plants
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 06.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 8 2 25% $1,656 $2,481 $150 $4,287

Interchangeable Tools
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 82.07

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
20 14 5 36% $24,765 $2,055 $150 $26,970

Air Brakes and Parts Thereof
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 8607.21

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
16 14 11 79% $68,360 $265,091 $3,600 $337,051

Handkerchiefs, Towels and Related Paper Products
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 48.18

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
30 23 10 43% $13,599 $43,895 $9,375 $66,869

Olive Oil
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 15.09 and 15.10

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
24 9 7 78% $36,018 $98,674 $2,400 $137,092

Photographic Film
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 37.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
13 8 4 50% $3,215 $30,170 $18,900 $52,285

Stone Blocks and Slabs
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 25.14, 25.15 and 25.16

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
25 20 18 90% $67,839 $216,418 $4,650 $288,907

Railway Equipment
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 86.08

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
18 6 3 50% $5,868 $0 $0 $5,868

Sausages and Similar Products
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 16.01

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
10 9 4 44% $323,186 $1,375,201 $450 $1,698,837

Sacks and Bags under Tariff Item 9903.00.00 (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.23 and 63.05

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
7 4 1 25% $4,794 $14,885 $450 $20,129

Yeasts and Other Micro-Organisms
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 21.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
11 6 1 17% $7,258 $3,835 $0 $11,093

Nails and Similar Articles of Iron or Steel
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 73.17

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
39 16 3 19% $11,701 $2,040 $0 $13,741

Castors with Mountings of Base Metal
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 83.02

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
49 22 9 41% $15,445 $40,139 $1,650 $57,230

Pickled Vegetables (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 20.01

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
24 11 5 45% $20,133 $74,585 $3,300 $98,018

Mineral Waters and Aerated Waters (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 22.01

Gloves (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 39.26 and 42.03

Pebbles, Limestone and Granules (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 25.17

Spent Fowl (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Headings 02.07, 16.01 and 16.02

Safety Headgear (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Subheading 6506.10

Bags (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 42.02

Import Permit Numbers (new)
Harmonized System Number(s): Chapters 2 and 4

Valuation

Apparel (Round 3)
Harmonized System Number(s): Chapters 61 and 62

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
119 76 36 47% $28,103 $10,294,816 $111,700 $10,434,619

Origin

T-Shirts (Round 2)
Harmonized System Number(s): Heading 61.09

Targeted Companies Cases Closed Cases in Error % Non-Compliance DAS Issued ($) Self-Adjustments by Importers ($) Penalties ($) Total ($)
33 19 8 42% $0 $356,539 $26,700 $383,239

* Red font indicates new verification priorities and new subsequent rounds of verifications.

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