Canada Accepting Applications for Retaliatory Surtax Exemptions

calculator retaliatory surtax exemptionsThe Government of Canada is now accepting applications from Canadian Importers to remove or refund the United States retaliatory surtax currently being assessed or previously paid on certain U.S. origin goods.

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Instances that may qualify for the exemption include:

  1. Situations of short supply within Canada;
  2. Contractual requirements that were in place prior to May 31, 2018 that clearly stipulate U.S. steel or aluminum must be used in their products or projects;
  3. Other exceptional circumstances that could have severe adverse impacts on the Canadian economy. Consideration is given on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, including the template for submissions, please visit the Department of Finance.
Inquiries or remission requests may be submitted to:

If you require assistance with your application or have any questions regarding Canada’s retaliatory surtaxes, 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.