Canada continues to support Ukraine’s economy by ensuring that Ukrainian goods are able to enter Canada duty-free while condemning Russia’s brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms who are fighting for their lives, their sovereignty, and democracy.
Ukraine’s economy and its ability to export goods to other countries have been significantly impacted by Russia’s unprovoked attack.
As a result of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), while most goods from Ukraine enter Canada duty-free, tariffs still apply on certain goods where tariffs are being phased out under the Agreement, or where they are excluded from it.
From 2019 to 2021, Ukrainian exports to Canada averaged $170.8 million annually, and Canada collected about $2.6 million in duties from these goods.
By removing tariffs for a one year period, Canada would continue to support Ukraine’s economy by ensuring that Ukrainian goods are able to enter Canada duty-free.
The proposed measure would come into force subject to the approval and registration by the Order in Council., following which a Customs Notice detailing how importers can claim relief under the remission order would be issued by the Canada Border Services Agency.
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