2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Remission Order (SOR/2008-306)

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2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Remission Order

SOR/2008-306

CUSTOMS TARIFF

Registration 2008-11-20

2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Remission Order

P.C. 2008-1766 2008-11-20

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to section 115Footnote a of the Customs TariffFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Remission Order.

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in this Order.

authorized importer of goods other than vehicles

authorized importer of goods other than vehicles means a broadcast rights holder, an NOC, NPC, or official sponsor, OBS S.A., OBS Vancouver, VANOC or an agent or representative of any of them who acts as an importer of goods other than vehicles on its behalf in connection with the Games. (importateur autorisé de marchandises autre que des véhicules)

authorized importer of vehicles

authorized importer of vehicles means a broadcast rights holder, OBS Vancouver, VANOC, an agent or representative of any of them who acts as an importer of vehicles on its behalf in connection with the Games, or an official vehicle importer. (importateur autorisé de véhicules)

broadcast rights holder

broadcast rights holder means a person who holds broadcasting rights that have been granted by the IOC in respect of the Olympic Games or by VANOC in respect of the Paralympic Games. (titulaire de droits de diffusion)

Games

Games means the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games, as the case may be. (Jeux)

Games family member

Games family member means an individual, other than an individual ordinarily resident in Canada, who is the holder of a Games accreditation issued by VANOC and is

  • (a) an athlete, coach, team official, support staff member, sport equipment technician, judge or technical official in the Games; or

  • (b) a member or employee of the IOC, the IPC, an NOC, an NPC or an international sports federation. (membre de la famille des Jeux)

IOC

IOC means the International Olympic Committee. (CIO)

IPC

IPC means the International Paralympic Committee. (CIP)

media accreditation holder

media accreditation holder means an individual, other than an individual ordinarily resident in Canada, who holds a media accreditation issued by VANOC for the purpose of conducting media coverage of the Games. (titulaire d’une accréditation de média)

NOC

NOC means a National Olympic Committee of a country that is participating in the Olympic Games. (CNO)

NPC

NPC means a National Paralympic Committee of a country that is participating in the Paralympic Games. (CNP)

non-resident non-registrant

non-resident non-registrant means

  • (a) a broadcast rights holder, NOC, NPC, official sponsor or official vehicle importer that is not resident in Canada and is not a registrant as defined in subsection 123(1) of the Excise Tax Act; or

  • (b) the IOC, the IPC, or OBS S.A. (non-résident non inscrit)

OBS S.A.

OBS S.A. means Olympic Broadcasting Services S.A., a subsidiary of the IOC. (OBS S.A.)

OBS Vancouver

OBS Vancouver means Olympic Broadcasting Services Vancouver Ltd., a subsidiary of OBS S.A. (OBS Vancouver)

official sponsor

official sponsor means a person who holds rights that have been granted by the IOC or VANOC to use an Olympic or Paralympic mark, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act, in exchange for money, goods or services. (commanditaire officiel)

official vehicle importer

official vehicle importer means a person who has been designated by VANOC or OBS Vancouver for the purpose of importing vehicles to be used in connection with the Games. (importateur officiel de véhicules)

Olympic Games

Olympic Games means the 2010 Olympic Winter Games to be held in and around Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, from February 12 to 28, 2010. (Jeux olympiques)

Paralympic Games

Paralympic Games means the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games to be held in and around Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, from March 12 to 21, 2010. (Jeux paralympiques)

VANOC

VANOC means the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that was incorporated under the laws of Canada on September 30, 2003. (COVAN)

Application

 This Order does not apply in respect of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products.

Remission

 Remission is hereby granted of the customs duties and the goods and services tax paid or payable on goods imported temporarily into Canada by a Games family member or a media accreditation holder if the goods are for the exclusive use of that member or holder in connection with the Games.

  •  (1) Remission is hereby granted of the customs duties, the excise taxes and, in accordance with subsection (2), all or a portion of the goods and services tax paid or payable on

    • (a) goods, other than vehicles, that are imported temporarily into Canada by an authorized importer of goods other than vehicles, the IOC or the IPC for use exclusively in connection with the Games; and

    • (b) vehicles of heading No. 87.02 or 87.05 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff, that are imported temporarily into Canada by an authorized importer of vehicles for use exclusively in connection with the Games.

  • (2) The amount of the goods and services tax remitted under subsection (1) is equal to

    • (a) in the case of vehicles or other goods that are imported by a non-resident non-registrant, the total of the goods and services tax that is paid or payable in respect of the importation of the vehicles or other goods; and

    • (b) in any other case, the difference between

      • (i) the total of the goods and services tax that is paid or payable in respect of the importation of the vehicles or other goods, and

      • (ii) the amount of the goods and services tax that is paid or payable on 1/60 of the value of the vehicles or other goods for each month, or portion of a month, that they remain in Canada.

  •  (1) Remission is hereby granted of the customs duties paid or payable on goods imported into Canada by an authorized importer of goods other than vehicles, or by the IOC or the IPC or an agent or representative of either or them, if the goods have a unit value of $60 or less and are intended for free distribution in connection with the Games.

  • (2) Remission is hereby granted of the goods and services tax paid or payable on goods imported into Canada by a non-resident non-registrant, other than an official vehicle importer, if the goods have a unit value of $60 or less and are intended for free distribution in connection with the Games.

 Remission is hereby granted of the customs duties and the goods and services tax paid or payable on goods that are imported into Canada by VANOC or a Games family member if the goods have a unit value of $60 or less and are for distribution as gifts or awards to

  • (a) a Games family member;

  • (b) VANOC or its agent or representative;

  • (c) a resident of Canada participating in the Games; or

  • (d) a resident of Canada acting in an official capacity in connection with the Games.

 Remission is hereby granted of the customs duties paid or payable on goods imported into Canada by VANOC or an official sponsor if

  • (a) the goods are

    • (i) ancillary to the hosting or staging of the events of the Games, or

    • (ii) athletic equipment that is required by an athlete exclusively for the purpose of training or competing in the Games and is certified as complying with the international competition standards by the relevant international sports federation;

  • (b) the goods, at the conclusion of the Games, are donated to the Whistler Legacies Society (incorporated under the laws of British Columbia on March 1, 2007), a not-for-profit sports club, a sports federation, a registered charity, an educational or other public institution or a municipality, town or city; and

  • (c) the goods are not sold or otherwise disposed of within two years after importation.

 Remission is hereby granted of the customs duties paid or payable on clothing imported into Canada if the clothing is

  • (a) supplied to VANOC by an official sponsor;

  • (b) supplied free of charge to VANOC employees or Games volunteers to be worn as uniforms when undertaking their official duties in connection with the Games; and

  • (c) kept by the VANOC employees or Games volunteers for their personal use following the Games.

 
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