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Canada Customs Announces HS Code Changes

OTTAWA, Ont. - Canada Customs has announced important changes to the Mandatory Harmonized System (HS) Code Requirements under Customs Notice N-553. Effective May 3, 2004, carriers, brokers and freight forwarders are required to provide HS codes fo...


OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada Customs has announced important changes to the Mandatory Harmonized System (HS) Code Requirements under Customs Notice N-553. Effective May 3, 2004, carriers, brokers and freight forwarders are required to provide HS codes for all lines on release requests up to a maximum of five. They will no longer be able to provide a minimum of one HS code for each release request. If more than five HS codes are applicable, a minimum of five is required.

Customs Notice N-553 can be viewed on the Canada Customs and Border Services Agency’s Web site at www.cbsa.gc.ca. Should you have any questions or concerns about changes to the HS code requirements, call the CBSA’s Advance Commercial Information Division at 613-952-2644 or 613-946-4270. For other Customs related inquiries, contact the CBSA’s Regional Client Services Office at 800-461-9999.


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