Canada Customs 2018 Trade Compliance Audit Targets

magnifying glass on world - canada customs 2018 trade compliance audit targetsAs an importer or exporter you are ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with import and export laws and regulations related to your shipments and declarations made to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

CBSA manages trade compliance by performing audits either randomly or through compliance verification priorities. Each year, in January and July, specified commodities are identified for audit and are made public by the CBSA. Certain products may be targeted for review based on valuation, tariff classification, origins, and free trade certification. The latest listing of Trade Compliance Verification targets for 2018 can be found here. We will continue to monitor and include the latest trade compliance targets under Resources.

If your company receives notification from the CBSA regarding an audit, we recommend contacting your Customs Broker immediately. Your Customs Broker is not aware that you have been chosen for an audit and, therefore, unable to act on your behalf until you have signed the Letter of Authorization accompanying CBSA’s audit package.

Further details of current Trade Compliance Verifications may be found on CBSA’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding audits or would like more information regarding your import and/or export requirements, please contact the PF Collins office near you or our Customs Consulting Department at (709) 726-7596 or