This Customs Information Paper (CIP) brings to your attention the introduction of the EU and Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), specifically the preferential arrangements contained therein.
An outline of the preferential arrangements is included in this CIP together with details on how to declare preferential imports on the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.
Full details on the preferential arrangements can be found within the Official Journal L11/2017 at ‘Protocol on rules of origin and origin procedures’, which runs from page 465 to 566 of the agreement. All page numbers shown in this CIP refer to this document.
In Official Journal L11/2017, dated 14 January 2017, the EU published full details on the EU and Canada CETA.
As part of this agreement certain goods, either originating in Canada for import into the EU or originating in the EU for export to Canada, may be eligible for preferential duty rates in the importing party if the required conditions are met, the basic details of which are explained in this CIP.
The agreement has now been ratified by the Canadian government and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is taking steps to ensure the preferential rates provided for within the ‘Protocol on rules of origin and origin procedures’ section of the agreement are available on the CHIEF system when it enters into force.
This agreement was provisionally implemented on 21 September 2017 as reported in CIP 19 (2017).
For full information on preferential duty rates as a result of the CETA agreement please click HERE