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Canada Used Equipment: Regulations

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Canada Used Equipment: Regulations

Postby bridgat » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:25 pm

In general, demand for used/refurbished equipment is small in proportion to total demand for new equipment. To obtain market statistic for specific categories of used/refurbished equipment, contact Statistics Canada, R.H. Coats Building, Lobby, Holland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Tel: (613) 951-8116, Fax: (613) 951-0581,

Majority of U.S. origin products enter free from any import restrictions.

Certain commodities cannot be imported; other goods are controlled, regulated, or prohibited. Such goods require permits, certificates, labeling or authorizations from a Canadian federal department before they can be released for sale.

To determine whether a specific type of used/refurbished equipment Is considered a controlled item, U.S. companies should contact Revenue Canada, Customs, Excise, Connaught Building,Ottawa, Ontario K1Aa 0I5, Tel: (613) 566-3707,Fax: (613) 941-7714.

Issuance of import permits is administered by the Export and Import Controls Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The Bureau provides assistance in determining if import permits are required for goods imported into Canada. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Export and Import Controls Bureau,Lester B. Pearson Building, P.O. Box 481, Station "A", Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9K6, Tel: (613) 996-3711, Fax: (613) 995-5137, Internet:

U.S. standards are not identical to those in U.S. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and several private standards-writing organizations Administer technical codes/standards. Certification, if necessary, generally must be obtained before the goods are imported. The process can be time-consuming. Under the NAFTA, several U.S. test laboratories have been accredited to provide product certification recognized in Canada. Information on accredited U.S. laboratories/organizations contact Standards Council of Canada, 45 O'connor Street, Suite 1200, Ottawa, Ontario K1p 6N7, Tel: (613) 238-2322, Fax: (613) 995-4564
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