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Proof of Origin of Imported Goods Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2006-03-22 to 2008-03-10:

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.


Act means the Customs Act. (Loi)


alteration means a modification, other than a repair, that does not include an operation or process that either destroys the essential characteristics of a good or creates a new or commercially different good. (modification)

casual goods

casual goods means goods imported into Canada, other than commercial goods. (marchandises occasionnelles)

commercial goods

commercial goods means goods imported into Canada for sale or for any industrial, occupational, commercial, institutional or other like use. (marchandises commerciales)

identical goods

identical goods means goods that are the same in all respects, including physical characteristics, quality and reputation, except for minor differences in appearance that do not affect the determination of origin of those goods. (marchandises identiques)

minor processing

minor processing means, with respect to a good,

  • (a) mere dilution with water or any other substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the good;

  • (b) cleaning, including removal of rust, grease, paint or any other coating;

  • (c) applying any preservative or decorative coating, including any lubricant, protective encapsulation, preservative or decorative paint, or metallic coating;

  • (d) trimming, filing or cutting off small amounts of excess material;

  • (e) packing or repacking of the good for transport, storage or sale;

  • (f) packaging or repackaging the good for retail sale or relabelling of the good in one or more official languages of a Party to CIFTA; or

  • (g) repairs or alterations, washing, laundering or sterilizing. (traitement mineur)


repair means the adjustment of a machine, instrument, electrical device or other article, including replacing or refitting of parts to restore the article to its original operating condition. (réparation)

series of importations

series of importations means two or more importations of goods that are accounted for separately under section 32 of the Act, but that are covered by one commercial invoice issued by the vendor of the goods to the purchaser of the goods. (série d'importations)

transaction value

transaction value means the price actually paid or payable for the good or material with respect to the transaction between the producer of the good and the buyer of the good or the seller of the material, respectively, adjusted in accordance with paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 of Article 8 of the Customs Valuation Code as defined in section 1 of the CIFTA Rules of Origin Regulations. (valeur transactionnelle)

United States

United States means

  • (a) the customs territory of the United States, the 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico;

  • (b) the foreign trade zones located in the United States and Puerto Rico; and

  • (c) any areas beyond the territorial seas of the United States within which, in accordance with international law and its domestic law, the United States may exercise rights with respect to the seabed and subsoil and their natural resources. (États-Unis)

  • SOR/2005-164, s. 1

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