Customs and excise appeal public hearings

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    Attending a hearing

    Hearings can be held in person, by videoconference, in a hybrid format or in the absence of the parties (file hearing). 

    See the table below for more information about specific hearings. You can also contact us at 613-993-3595 or citt-tcce@tribunal.gc.ca to obtain further information on a case’s hearing schedule.

    Hearings

    Appeal Date of hearing Goods in issue Issue
    AP-2023-014 March 19, 2024 Airsoft pistol Whether the good in issue is properly classified under tariff item 9898.00.00 of the schedule to the Customs Tariff as a “prohibited device” and is therefore prohibited from importation into Canada pursuant to subsection 136(1) of the Customs Tariff, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency.
    AP-2021-031/
    AP-2021-033
    March 26, 2024 Electric bidet toilet seats Whether the goods in issue are properly classified under tariff item 8516.79.90 as “other electro-thermic appliances of a kind used for domestic purposes”, as determined by the President of the Canada Border Services Agency, or should be classified under tariff item 8543.70.00 as “other electrical machines and apparatus, having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter”, as claimed by American Standards Brands (d.b.a. Lixil Canada Inc.) and Andrew Sheret Purchasing Ltd.