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Customs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.))

Year of Version:2011
Date of Last Amendment:August 15, 2011
Date of Text (Enacted):February 13, 1986
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Geographical Indications, Industrial Designs, Patents (Inventions), Trademarks
This consolidated version of the Customs Act, which was last amended on August 15, 2011 includes all the amendments up to 2011.

For the provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights, see:
-Part 'Origin of Goods', section 35.1 'Proof of Origin (pp. 35 &36); Part 'Statement of Origin', sections 42.2-42.4 (pp. 41-43) with reference with the protection of the geographical indication

- Part 'Transaction Value for Goods', section 48 (pp. 48-50); 'Transaction Value of Identical Goods', section 49 (pp. 50-51); 'Transaction Value of Similar Goods', section 50 (pp. 51-52) with reference to the protection of the patents, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs

Date of entry into force, see Section 214 'Commencement':
'This Act or any provision thereof shall come into force on a day or days to be fixed by proclamation.
* [Note: Paragraph 99(1)(b), subsections 99(2) to (4) and sections 170 to 172 in force March 3, 1986, see SI/86-33; remainder of Act in force November 10, 1986, see SI/86-206.]'
Available Texts: 

Customs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.)) Customs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.)), Complete document (pdf) [523 KB] Customs Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.)), Complete document (htm) [1303 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)


Loi sur les douanes (L.R.C., 1985, ch. 1 (2e suppl.)) Loi sur les douanes (L.R.C., 1985, ch. 1 (2e suppl.)), Complete document (pdf) [1334 KB]

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