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CETA Cheese Tariff Rate Quota & CETA Industrial Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List)

Various cheeses stacked on top of each other. October 04, 2018

Global Affairs Canada has issued two notices regarding tariff rate quotas for CETA cheese and CETA industrial cheese:


Serial No. 909, Date: October 1, 2018

Imports of cheese into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s EIPA. Accordingly, an import permit issued by Global Affairs Canada is required for shipments of cheese to enter Canada.

Under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its Member States, Canada agreed to establish a tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 16,000,000 kilograms for EU cheeses.

Import permits for shipments of cheese destined to the Canadian market are issued to allocation holders under the CETA TRQ for cheeses of all types, which is administered by Global Affairs Canada.

This Notice to Importers sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of the CETA Cheese TRQ, including the allocation, underutilization, return, and transfer policies. This Notice also explains how to apply for import permits.

Summary of Key Dates and Access Quantity for the 2019 Allocation Year

  • TRQ Year: January 1 to December 31
  • Access Quantity: 8,000,000 kilograms
  • Start of Application Period: October 1, 2018
  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Reference Period for assessing applicant’s eligibility for an allocation: October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018
  • Opening of the TRQ for imports: January 1, 2019
  • Date for Returning Unutilized Quota: August 1, 2019 (no later than 12:00h, Eastern Time)


The full notice is posted on the GAC website.



Serial No. 910, Date: October 1, 2018

Imports of cheese into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s EIPA. Accordingly, an import permit issued by Global Affairs Canada is required for shipments of cheese to enter Canada.

Under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its Member States, Canada agreed to establish a tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 1,700,000 kilograms for EU industrial cheese imports (not for retail sale, in bulk), used as ingredients for further food processing (secondary manufacturing).
Import permits for shipments of cheese destined to the Canadian market are issued to allocation holders under the CETA industrial cheese TRQ, which is administered by Global Affairs Canada.

This Notice to Importers sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of the CETA industrial cheese TRQ, including the allocation, underutilization, return, and transfer policies. This Notice also explains how to apply for import permits.

Summary of Key Dates and Access Quantity for the 2019 Allocation Year

  • TRQ Year: January 1 to December 31
  • Access Quantity: 850,000 kilograms
  • Start of Application Period: October 1, 2018
  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Reference Period for assessing applicant’s eligibility for an allocation: October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018
  • Opening of the TRQ for imports: January 1, 2019
  • Date for Returning Unutilized Quota: August 1, 2019 (no later than 12:00h, Eastern Time)

The full notice is available on the GAC website.

Source: CSCB; Global Affairs Canada

 


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