CBSA Trade Verification Priorities for 2022

Feb 14, 2022 | News

Dear Valued Client,

The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has released a list of verification priorities for 2022. Compliance verification priorities are established at the beginning of each year and updates can be made throughout the year. They reflect CBSA’s assessment of non-compliance risk with customs rules for categories of imported goods. Paying close attention to these lists is paramount for importers that import these targeted commodities and the potential issues regarding regulatory compliance.

Importers that import any commodities on this list should prepare for a potential CBSA trade compliance verification audit, which may result in payment of additional duties, GST, interest and penalties for non-compliance.

Below is the list of the current verification priorities provided by the CBSA for 2022.

More details on the identified risks of non-compliance for each verification priority can be found on CBSA’s website at

Should you have any questions regarding this list or the potential impact on your business, please reach out to our Summit Customs Brokers & Trade Consultants compliance team for assistance contact us through our contact form.

Verification Priorities, January 2022
Tariff Classification

Air heaters and hot air distributors – Heading 73.22

Bags – Heading 42.02

Batteries – Heading 85.06

Bicycle Parts – Heading 87.14

Cell phone cases – Headings 39.26, 42.02 and 85.17

Flashlights and miners’ safety lamps – Heading 85.13

Footwear ($30 or more per pair) – Heading 64.03

Furniture for non-domestic purposes – Headings 94.01 and 94.03

Gloves – Headings 39.26 and 42.03

LED Lamps – Heading 85.39

Other chemical products – Heading 38.24

Other mountings and fittings, suitable for furniture – Heading 83.02

Parts for Use with Machinery of Chapter 84 – Heading 84.31

Parts of lamps – Heading 94.05

Parts of machines and mechanical appliances – Heading 84.79

Pasta – Heading 19.02

Pickled vegetables – Heading 20.01

Spent Fowl – Headings 02.07, 16.01 and 16.02

Stone table and counter tops – Heading 94.03


Apparel – Chapters 61 and 62

Footwear – Chapter 64

There are no active verification priorities at this time.

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