The cost of importing upholstered domestic seating just increased significantly with provisional tariffs of up to 295.5%.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made a determination of dumping of upholstered domestic seating from China and Vietnam. Shipments released on or after May 5th, 2021, are affected.
This decision was made after an investigation into a written complaint filed by a Canadian producer of like goods.
The goods are normally classified under the following tariff classifications:
9401.40.00.00 – Seats that convert into beds
9401.61.10.10 – Chairs – domestic, wood, upholstered
9401.61.10.90 – Other seating - domestic wood, upholstered
9401.71.10.10 - Chairs – domestic, metal, upholstered
9401.71.10.90 – Other seating – domestic, metal, upholstered
Importers of these items may have already received notification of the decision in the attached letter.
You can find the rates of the provisional duties in the official notification.
What can you do?
- Understand how this impacts your company
- Review your classifications and countries of origin to ensure they are correct.
- Source these products from countries outside of China and Vietnam, as the tariffs are only applicable to these countries.
More to come as the CBSA continues the investigation. The final decision will be made by August 3rd, 2021.