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Item restriction API limitations 

There are currently no limitations known for the item restrictions API. The typical response time varies based on the number of restrictions that can apply to a given HS code and the level of severity the user wants.


Large item restriction request 

In scenarios where a user wants to send large number of items (2000) in the same request, the response time will take on average ~7S.


Standard item restriction request 

An example of a typical request with one item and hs_code can be seen below. This request takes ~300MS

Request

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{
 "items": [
      {
         "country_of_origin": "CN",
         "hs_code": "6307901000"
      }
   ],
  "restriction_type_threshold": "OBSERVATION",
   "ship_from_country": "US",
   "ship_to_country": "CA"
}

Response

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{
 "id": "item_restriction_result_d4711478-55ca-4ab0-9d25-8d63e3b52a87",
 "created_at": "2022-10-27T23:13:56.217152642Z",
 "created_by": "organization_01111010-0110-1111-0110-1110-011011110111",
 "ship_from_country": "US",
 "ship_to_country": "CA",
 "items": [
  {
   "id": "applied_item_restrictions_entity_c6edfc38-0f1a-4b38-9c7a-f6b9a579a67c",
   "country_of_origin": "CN",
   "item_description": null,
   "item_hs_code": "6307901000",
   "action": "RESTRICTIONS_APPLY",
   "item_restrictions": [
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_c52b66f2-a866-47ee-9bc6-b5e850bb5192",
     "control_countries": [
      "CA"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "CA"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "63",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) assists Global Affairs Canada with the administration of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA). The EIPA gives authority to the Governor in Council to establish various control lists, including an ICL, and make regulations pertaining to the administration of the Act. Furthermore, the EIPA grants power to the designated Minister to issue import permits and, under certain conditions, to alter, suspend, cancel, and reinstate any permit issued under the Act. In addition, the EIPA defines the powers and duties of border services officers, and provides for offences and penalties for any person who contravenes the Act or the regulations. Import Controls Goods included on the ICL, entering Canada for commercial or personal use, including goods entering temporarily or entered into a bonded or sufferance warehouse must be imported under the authority of a permit. Under the EIPA, there are two types of import permits: General Import Permits (GIPs) and specific import permits. General Import Permits GIPs allow for the importation of certain eligible goods included on the ICL in specific amounts, and in prescribed conditions. GIPs exempt a resident of Canada from specific permit requirements. The GIP number constitutes the permit authorizing the importation of goods. The CBSA must be satisfied that the importation of goods does, in fact, meet the terms and conditions of the applicable GIP. For commercial shipments, the GIP number must be provided on the release documentation (e.g., cargo control document, invoice or electronic data interchange (EDI) transmission). Specific Import Permits Importers must obtain specific import permits issued by Global Affairs Canada for the importation of certain agricultural goods included on the ICL and for the importation of textiles and clothing where the importer is claiming a preferential rate of duty. Importers must also obtain specific import permits when goods are entered into a customs bonded warehouse, except for certain non-NAFTA beef and veal. In the case of a sufferance warehouse, import permits must be obtained before the time of release. Goods included on the ICL that are imported under temporary entry provisions (e.g., E29B, Temporary Admission Permit or a Temporary Admission (ATA) Carnet) are subject to the specific import permit requirements of the EIPA. TRQ Controlled Goods Textiles and Clothing Importation of textiles and clothing are only subject to specific import permit requirements when the goods are eligible for the tariff preference level (TPL) mechanisms of Canada’s free trade agreements and the importer makes a claim for TPL in order to take advantage of a reduced rate of duty. Importers should refer to Memorandum D11-4-22, Tariff Preference Levels,for detailed information on documentation requirements regarding TPLs. In order to receive a TPL benefit, the importer must possess an appropriate specific import permit specifying TPL entitlement for the goods. This permit must be available for presentation to the CBSA upon request. Memorandum D19-10-2. October 31, 2016.",
     "sources": [
      "CAGAC, Global Affairs Canada"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2016-10-31T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "RESTRICTION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_b4acbd62-9fc1-4828-990c-62a1186d9e22",
     "control_countries": [
      "CA"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "CA"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "63",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) assists Global Affairs Canada with the administration of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA). The EIPA gives authority to the Governor in Council to establish various control lists, including an ICL, and make regulations pertaining to the administration of the Act. Furthermore, the EIPA grants power to the designated Minister to issue import permits and, under certain conditions, to alter, suspend, cancel, and reinstate any permit issued under the Act. In addition, the EIPA defines the powers and duties of border services officers, and provides for offences and penalties for any person who contravenes the Act or the regulations. Import Controls Goods included on the ICL, entering Canada for commercial or personal use, including goods entering temporarily or entered into a bonded or sufferance warehouse must be imported under the authority of a permit. Under the EIPA, there are two types of import permits: General Import Permits (GIPs) and specific import permits. General Import Permits GIPs allow for the importation of certain eligible goods included on the ICL in specific amounts, and in prescribed conditions. GIPs exempt a resident of Canada from specific permit requirements. The GIP number constitutes the permit authorizing the importation of goods. The CBSA must be satisfied that the importation of goods does, in fact, meet the terms and conditions of the applicable GIP. For commercial shipments, the GIP number must be provided on the release documentation (e.g., cargo control document, invoice or electronic data interchange (EDI) transmission). Specific Import Permits Importers must obtain specific import permits issued by Global Affairs Canada for the importation of certain agricultural goods included on the ICL and for the importation of textiles and clothing where the importer is claiming a preferential rate of duty. Importers must also obtain specific import permits when goods are entered into a customs bonded warehouse, except for certain non-NAFTA beef and veal. In the case of a sufferance warehouse, import permits must be obtained before the time of release. Goods included on the ICL that are imported under temporary entry provisions (e.g., E29B, Temporary Admission Permit or a Temporary Admission (ATA) Carnet) are subject to the specific import permit requirements of the EIPA. Import Permit Procedures Importers can submit applications for specific import permits submitted to the Trade and Export Controls Bureau of Global Affairs Canada, or to registered customs brokers approved by that Department. Completed applications can be submitted by registered brokers on-line via the Export-Import Controls System (EICS) of Global Affairs Canada or by fax at 613-996-3205. When an Application for an Import Permit (Form EXT 1466) is completed, the CBSA’s transaction number must be shown in field 2. In the event that an importer does not have a transaction number, the CBSA will assign a transaction number to the shipment when release is requested. A specific import permit becomes valid when the permit information has been transmitted electronically by Global Affairs Canada to the CBSA office where goods are to be released. EXCAPS (Global Affairs Canada / Customs Automated Permit System) provides for the electronic transmission of permit information directly from Global Affairs Canada to CBSA. This eliminates the requirement for importers to present paper permits to the CBSA (except at non-terminal offices) when obtaining release of goods controlled under the EIPA. In all cases, Global Affairs Canada will issue a transaction record to the importer or broker to serve as a receipt showing that the permit has been issued. Importers using non-terminal offices or who have goods documented on a Form E29B, Temporary Admission Permit or an ATA Carnet will be required to present a copy of the transaction record at the time of release, except agricultural goods subject to tariff rate quotas (TRQ), to substantiate that a permit has been issued by Global Affairs Canada. In the event that EXCAPS is not available to transmit permit data to the Accelerated Commercial Release Operations Support System (ACROSS), importers and brokers may submit a paper copy of the transaction record to the CBSA to release their goods. If ACROSS is not available, importers and brokers may submit paper release documents with a copy of the transaction record to release their goods. The CBSA will verify the permit information on the transaction record prior to releasing the goods. The CBSA will verify the accuracy of the following permit information that has been transmitted electronically by Global Affairs Canada: (a) Transaction number; (b) Expiry date; (c) Importer’s name; (d) Description of goods; (e) Value; (f) Quantity; and (g) Country of origin. The importer’s name appearing on a specific import permit should correspond to the importer’s name that appears on customs release documentation or EDI transmissions. When the name on the permit does not match customs release information, the permit will be rejected and the importer will be advised to apply for an amended permit or to resubmit the proper release information. Once an electronic permit has been used for the release of goods, the information will be transmitted to Global Affairs Canada. Amendments to Specific Import Permits Necessary amendments to specific import permits may be authorized by the Trade and Export Controls Bureau of Global Affairs Canada. Amendments to permits for TRQ goods must be made prior to final accounting, and in the case of non-TRQ goods, prior to release of the goods. Memorandum D19-10-2. October 31, 2016.",
     "sources": [
      "CAGAC, Global Affairs Canada"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2016-10-31T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "RESTRICTION"
    },
    {
     "id": "item_restriction_f8139070-8dec-44a7-b21d-4dd7f051dcb7",
     "control_countries": [
      "CA"
     ],
     "control_country_codes": [
      "CA"
     ],
     "control_type": "IMPORT",
     "created_at": "2022-08-30T17:33:14.969717Z",
     "ends_at": null,
     "hs_code": "6307901000",
     "applicable_countries": null,
     "note": "The Canada Border Service sets this notice to help inform the commercial importing community of the tariff classification number and other potentially useful information for the importation of certain medical supplies. This HS is part of the list of medical supplies for COVID-19 based on HS codes provided by the World Customs Organization has been identified by tariff classification under Canada’s Customs Tariff. Importers add the term ‘URGENT – COVID-19’ for goods description in release information submitted to the CBSA for all medical devices being imported to Canada for this purpose. Product Name: Face and eye protection - Textile face-masks, without a replaceable filter or mechanical parts, including surgical masks and disposable face-masks made of non-woven textiles Customs Notice 20-12 March 31, 2020.",
     "sources": [
      "CACBSA, Canada Border Service Agency"
     ],
     "starts_at": "2020-03-31T00:00:00Z",
     "type": "RESTRICTION"
    }
   ]
  }
 ]
}