Canada Customs 2019 Trade Compliance Audit Targets

As 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, specific products are identified as audit targets and made public. Certain products are targeted for review of tariff classification, while others are based on validation of their values, origin, or free trade certification. We have compiled the latest listing of Trade Compliance Verification Targets for January 2019. We will continue to monitor and update 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, is 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 Verification 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 our Customs Consulting Department or your local PF Collins office. We offer a full range of Customs Brokerage and Customs Consulting services to assist with all your importing and exporting needs.