Laminate Flooring, Tariff Classification Amendment
18 February 2009
Certain Laminate Flooring, Tariff Classification No. Amendment for SIMA Purposes
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advising of a recent tariff classification number amendment that affects imports of laminate flooring in thickness ranging from 5.5mm to 13mm (other than laminate hardwood flooring where the hardwood component exceeds 2mm in thickness) originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China (China) and France, subject to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal's injury finding of June 16, 2005.
As a result of Tariff Amendment T2009-1, two tariff classification statistical numbers have been created in the Customs Tariff Schedule. These classification numbers are specific to laminate flooring, made with a high density fibreboard core (sometimes referred to as medium density fibreboard in the industry).
These specific classification numbers have been created in the previous classification numbers that were applicable to laminate flooring and a number of other goods. The new classification numbers are 4411.13.00.92 and 4411.14.00.92.
Therefore, laminate flooring should now be classified only under:
The classification numbers specific to laminate flooring have a unit of measure reporting of MTK (square metres).