Certain Woven Polyester Canvas Fabric - Request...
2 July 2009
Certain Woven Polyester Canvas Fabric - Request to Eliminate Duty
The Department of Finance (DoF) is seeking your views on a request it has received to eliminate the duty on certain woven polyester canvas fabric for use in the manufacture of apparel. The DoF is proposing to add a duty-free tariff item to subheading 5515.12, which would read as follows:
5515.12.40 --- Plain woven fabric, from yarns of different colours, containing 70% or more by weight of polyester staple fibres in the weft, and 20% or more by weight of polyester filament yarns in the warp, of a weight not exceeding 140 g/m2, for use in the manufacture of apparel.
The products that would fall under the new tariff item are currently classified under tariff item No. 5515.12.90 and are dutiable at a rate of 14% under the Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) Tariff.
Members with an interest in this request are asked to provide feedback to Colleen Brock by July 31, 2009.
Colleen B. Brock
International Trade Policy Division
Department of Finance
14th Floor, East Tower
140 O’Connor Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0G5
Phone: (613) 996-5470
Fax: (613) 992-6761