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Canada applies different duty rates (preferential and non-preferential) to the same goods on the basis of their origin. The origin of goods is usually determined by reference to where they are manufactured, grown or extracted. For goods originating from most countries, the Most Favoured Nation (“MFN”) rate of duty will apply. For goods that qualify as originating from a country with which Canada has a trade agreement, the rules and rates arising from that specific agreement will apply. Where goods qualify as “originating goods” under such agreements, lower duty rates typically apply. Preferential and non-preferential duty rates are set out for each tariff item in Tariff Schedule.

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May

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