CTCS: Special Import Measures Act (SIMA)

Module Description

The overall goal of this module is to provide the learner with a working knowledge of the SIMA legislation and the process to initiate a complaint. We will review and perform the calculations, and demonstrate how to account for subject goods. While goods subject to SIMA are not plentiful, when it does occur it is a complex process to determine the correct duties. Understanding the mechanics of this system is crucial to maintaining compliance.   

The following topics are covered in this module:

  • The Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Program
  • The Filing of the Complaint
  • The CBSA’s Role
  • The Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s Role
  • The Final Investigation
  • Measures in Force
  • SIMA Accounting
  • SIMA Re-Determinations & Refunds
  • Scope Proceedings
  • AMPS and SIMA


Enrolment in the CTCS modules is available to CTCS Program participants and any person wishing to advance their knowledge on specific subjects of interest. You may enrol in a CTCS module at any time and have 180 days to complete a module.


The fee for each CTCS module is CDN$395 plus applicable taxes.

Academic Policy and Conditions

Further details about the CTCS modules, such as examinations, are available in the Academic Policy, Conditions and Fees.

Withdrawal Policy

There is a CDN$100 administrative fee if the CSCB receives written notice of withdrawal from a CTCS module prior to accessing the course materials. A refund of the tuition fees, minus a CDN$100 administrative fee per module will be issued. Students may withdraw from a CTCS module at any time; however, there will be no refund of tuition fees when notice of withdrawal is received after the course has been started.

If you're enrolled in the CTCS Program of Study to gain the CTCS designation and are purchasing a bundle, please review the withdrawal policy for specific bundles in the Academic Policy, Conditions and Fees.