Importing or Exporting? Have You Heard About Drawbacks? August 9, 2016 A drawback is a refund of customs duties on imported goods that are eventually exported. Under CBSA’s Duty Drawback Program, you can even claim a drawback on imported goods that were sourced from a supplier in the domestic market! Qualifying for a Drawback If you are the importer, exporter, processor, owner or producer of the goods, you may qualify for a drawback if one of the following applies: You are directly or indirectly involved in importing goods that are later exported in the same condition they were imported; or Goods were further manufactured; or The imported goods were used in a limited manner to produce other goods for export. Time Limits In most cases, you have to present a claim no later than four (4) years from the date the goods were first imported. You cannot file a claim until you have exported the imported goods. How to Apply PF Collins offers a full range of duty drawback and refund services. Contact us today for more information or to assist you in your application.