On January 1st, 2022, amendments to the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature by the World Customs Organization (WCO) will enter into force.
The updated version of the 2022 Customs Tariff (T2022-1) contains 351 sets of amendments covering a wide range of goods throughout multiple chapters. These are triggered by various factors to account for environmental concerns, technological advancements and innovation, health and safety considerations, food and agriculture and changes in global trade.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has provided a Statistical concordance table at the 10-digit level in Microsoft Excel format, listing out all of the affected HS classification codes changes from 2021 to 2022 Customs Tariffs.
2022 Customs Tariff Key Changes
Some Key Commodities Impacted
Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural
• Edible insects (new subheading 0410.10)
Edible vegetables and certain roots and
• Mushrooms (under heading 07.09) – new subheadings
Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit
• Pine nuts (under heading 08.02) – new subheadings
Preparations of meat, of fish, of
• Inclusion of the word “insect” in subheading 1601.00
• Chemicals or acyclic hydrocarbons’ derivatives (under
• Placebos and clinical trial kits (new subheading 3006.93)
Miscellaneous chemical products
• Rapid diagnostic kits (3822.11 and 3822.12)
Wood and articles of wood; wood
• Tropical agriculture and silviculture products – several new
Glass and glassware
• Glass fibres and articles thereof - new subheadings
Articles of iron or steel
• Certain steel tubes under Chapter 73 – new subheadings
Aluminum and articles thereof
• Aluminium composite panels under Chapter 76 – new
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery
• 3D printers (under heading 84.85) – new heading
Electrical machinery and equipment
• Electrical and electronic waste and scrap (new heading
Vehicles other than railway or tramway
• Partial and fully electrical heavy-duty vehicles (under
Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
• Unmanned aircraft (Drone) – (under new heading 88.06)
• Mass spectrometers (under subheading 9027.81) – new
Advance and National Customs Rulings
Any importers who may currently hold an advance ruling or national customs ruling for tariff classification or origin,
should be advised that it may not be valid as of January 1st, 2022 when the 2022 Customs Tariff comes into effect.
“Where the tariff classification and/or the origin (when applicable) of the goods subject to a ruling may be impacted, the
CBSA strongly recommends that ruling recipients submit a request for validation of a ruling to the CBSA.” (CBSA CN 21-20)
What Should Importers Do?
- Review the 2022 Customs Tariff changes and identify if any of your goods are impacted (see Concordance table)
- Contact Schenker and communicate which commodities and HS code changes are affecting your imports, so we can update our commodity database for future shipments in 2022.
- Determine if you have any CBSA HS rulings, which could be affected by the HS changes and contact Schenker’s Consulting team to help you obtain a revised ruling.
How can Schenker help?
- Analyze your imports to see if the goods you have imported are affected by the HS changes and update our records accordingly.
- Help you classify your products with correct HS classification in compliance with CBSA
- Assist you to update your existing Advance/National Customs Rulings with CBSA or obtain new ones.
- Assess your goods and HS classification changes against any Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and certificates requiring updates.
- Submit any FTA duty refund opportunities to CBSA
CONTACT SCHENKER FOR ASSISTANCE:
Email your Key Account Manager (KAM) or Schenker’s Client Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact our Consulting team at email@example.com