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Deferral of import duties and taxes in response to COVID-19

  • April 01st 2020
  • By Eric Paton

On 27 March 2020, the Canadian government announced that it would defer all duties and taxes owed on imports until 30 June 2020. The measure was introduced, along with a series of other measures, to provide relief to small- and medium-sized enterprises who have had their operations disrupted due to the COVID‑19 pandemic. This follows other Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) import-related announcements on a grace period for late accounting penalties and extensions to the 90-day period to submit corrections.

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