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september 14th, 2021

Cbsa Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement

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While some duties are exempt from duty based on product or product classification, some simply have a reduced rate of duty (similar to GPT). A new preferential tariff treatment, called the Korean tariff, is introduced. The new tariff treatment code is KRT 12. This communication serves only as an overview, highlights future changes to the Customs Tariff and Customs Law and summarizes the requirements to benefit from CKFTA`s preferential rates. In order to better understand the CKFTA, it is recommended that importers review the agreement in its entirety and consult Bill C-41 before importing goods that could benefit from this agreement. Canada should certainly try to improve its Asia-Pacific trade performance, and to do so, it is not necessary to look very far: the actions taken by Asian countries could be the right way to go. Investments in industrial planning, subsidized exports, and efforts to increase domestic content in supply chains are some steps that could give Canada the edge it needs within the TPP rather than being meddled by ”free markets.” The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), implemented on January 1, 2015, will essentially eliminate tariffs on all imports from Korea, either immediately after the agreement`s implementation or through an exit from tariffs. The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement came into force in January 2015. It was presented by the government of the day as a pioneering agreement with the potential to revive the Canadian economy by $1.7 billion and increase Canadian exports to South Korea by 32 per cent. That was then, it is now: Canada`s merchandise exports to its new trading partner fell 3.9% in 2015. In comparison, this is seven times worse than the decline in our exports to the rest of the world. The new trade deal quickly lost its brand new car smell and it turned out that it could only be a lemon.

1. The purpose of this Customs Communication is to inform you that the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) will be implemented on January 1, 2015. With the exception of certain agricultural products, the CKFTA will essentially eliminate tariffs on all imports from Korea, either immediately after the implementation of the agreement or through an exit from customs duties. 2. Information on the CKFTA and the text of the agreement is available on the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada website. 3. The CKFTA`s implementing legislation, Bill C-41, received Royal Watering on November 26, 2014 and is expected to come into force on January 1, 2015. 4.

The proposed regulatory amendments and a new regulation under the Customs Law on the CKFTA will be announced at a later date in a separate Customs Communication. How the agreement will benefit Canadian economic sectors, businesses, provinces and territories. Canada`s trade figures for 2015 were released in early February by Statistics Canada: imports have increased, while exports are going through a darker period. Given that non-energy exports show promising growth, the figures do not cancel out reduced energy exports, in addition to the 0.6 percent loss for all merchandise exports. . . .



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