Canada monitors effects of tariff relief on baby clothing, sports equipment 

August 7: Canada’s government has initiated a process to monitor the effects of tariff relief provided this year on imports of baby clothing and sports equipment.

Beginning April 1, 2013, Canada removed tariffs on imported baby clothing and certain sports equipment. The government anticipated that with this tariff relief, businesses would pass these savings on to Canadian consumers.


Today, Canada’s Finance Department announced that it has put in place an objective monitoring system to verify prices of a variety of products on which tariffs were eliminated in April 2013. These products include baby clothing, ice skates, hockey equipment, skis, snowboards, golf clubs, and other sporting goods.


According to today’s announcement, the monitoring process will capture the price trend for items that benefited from the tariff relief, as well as some items that did not, to test the link between tariff elimination and consumer prices.



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