Changes to AIRS for articles of wood and bamboo articles

February 17, 2017

Effective February 27th, 2017, the following OGD extension will be removed from the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) database in order to streamline requirements: - Bamboo - furniture, baskets, birdcages, lamps, souvenirs, utensils, etc. (Bambusa spp.)
This removal is due to the redundancy of this code as a result of the World Customs Organization (WCO) recent addition of code 44.21.91 - Other : Of bamboo, which now include all of the above described articles.

The description of the following HS code will be modified to include the criteria "without bark": - Wooden articles, without bark, made of processed materials (material subjected to conditions such as heat, glue, pressure or any combination thereof).

For any questions, please contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Forestry Section at

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