Malaysia Ratifies CPTPP – Duty Refunds Possible

Trade Update • Dec. 5, 2022

alaysia ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on Friday, September 30, 2022, becoming the ninth out of eleven countries to ratify the agreement. As a result, eligible Malaysian goods imported into Canada are entitled to the CPTPP tariff treatment as of November 29, 2022.

The list of countries in the Customs Tariff has been updated to include the CPTPP tariff treatment for Malaysia. This tariff treatment is the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Tariff (CPTPT) – Code 33.

Duty Refunds Possible

An importer may apply for a refund of excess duties paid after importation if the importer did not claim preferential tariff treatment at the time of importation. In order to apply for a refund, the importer must make a claim for preferential tariff treatment and provide a copy of the certification of origin and if required other documents related to the importation of the good no later than one year after the date of importation.

Canada will go beyond that minimum requirement and allow four years from the date of accounting for importers to claim a refund, in respect of eligible goods that were imported from Malaysia on or after November 29, 2022.

Questions about claiming preferential tariff treatment on your imports from Malaysia into Canada and/or duty refund claims? Please contact us, we’re here to help.


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