The iPod tax chronicles

The continuing saga of a tax the government doesn't want to exist

The Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters is unimpressed with the government’s handling of tariff changes.

As Mike Moffatt noted two weeks ago, importers of various electronics say they were misled when it came to the rules for importing MP3 players and various other goods. Appearing before the finance committee, Jim Flaherty deferred to the need to collect “end user certificates,” but Mike raises issues with that explanation. And, in light of other disputes, Mike looks at the larger concern of retroactive taxation.

See previously: Still trying to explain the iPod tariff