Forward Regulatory Plan for Non-Strategic Goods (Agricultural Products, Clothing and Textiles, Steel)

Amendments to the Import Control List and the Export Control List to implement certain portions of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Description of the objective

Objective: Canada is considering amendments to support obligations under the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The objective of the amendments would be to facilitate implementation of Canada’s CETA obligations, while supporting the domestic market to the benefit of all stakeholders.

Description of the Regulation: With the conclusion of the CETA, regulatory amendments are needed to the Import Control List and the Export Control List prior to the agreement coming into force in order to implement and administer certain provisions of the CETA.

Enabling Act: Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Consultations are ongoing. It is anticipated that they will continue, as needed, during 2016-17. They would, however, conclude before the entry into force of the CETA. The specific timing and details of upcoming consultations will be made available on the DFATD consultations webpage in 2015.

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods – General Enquiries
Telephone: 343-203-6820
Facsimile: 613-996-0612 / 613-995-5137
tic@international.gc.ca

Order Amending the Allocation Method Order (Turkey) – SOR-96-389 (ministerial amendment)

Description of the objective

Objective: Canada is considering harmonizing the turkey tariff rate quota (TRQ) allocation year (January 1 to December 31) with the Federal Quota Allocation Marketing Year/Control Period (May 1 to April 30). The objective of the amendment would be to facilitate domestic production planning, thereby increasing efficiencies in the market to the benefit of all stakeholders.

Description of the Regulation: Turkey and turkey products are controlled under the Export and Import Permits Act and their importation is subject to a tariff rate quota (TRQ). The Allocation Method Order — Turkey and Turkey Products (AMO) is a regulation of the government of Canada that establishes the method for allocating the import access quantity for the turkey TRQ, including the period over which the quota is allocated.

Enabling Act: The Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

A further round of consultations will be initiated with the Turkey Tariff Quota Advisory Committee (TQAC), which is made up of representatives from all the major industry associations, including turkey processors, further processors, distributors, and importers, as well as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Finance Canada and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. The timing and details of those consultations will be announced before the end of 2015. We anticipate that the TQAC consultations will take place in 2016-17.

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods – General Enquiries
Telephone: 343-203-6820
Facsimile: 613-996-0612 / 613-995-5137
tic@international.gc.ca 

Order Designating Inspectors under the Export and Import Permits Act – Regulatory amendment as required (ministerial order)

Description of the objective

Objective: The objective of this amendment is to ensure that the list of inspectors designated under the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) is kept up to date.

Description of the Regulation: The EIPA requires applicants to keep records and authorize the Minister of Foreign Affairs to designate persons who may inspect the records. The inspector powers under the EIPA provide the legislative authority for inspectors, with specific exceptions, to inspect any place where the applicant keeps records and to require copies of records. The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the list of inspectors designated under the Act is up to date.

Enabling Act: The Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

The individuals proposed for designation as inspectors are hired in accordance with the rules of the Public Service Employment Act and its Regulations. No public consultations are required.

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods – General Enquiries
Telephone: 343-203-6820
Facsimile: 613-996-0612 / 613-995-5137
tic@international.gc.ca 

Order Amending the Import Control List (C.R.C, c. 604) to update the Description of Item 118 (skim milk powder)

Description of the objective

Objective: The objective of this amendment would be to align the description of item 118 of the Import Control List with the definition of the corresponding goods in the Customs Tariff.

Description of the Regulation: The Export and Import Permits Act grants the Governor in Council the authority to establish a list of goods, called an Import Control List (ICL), including therein any article the import of which the Governor in Council deems it necessary to control for different purposes, notably to implement an action taken under the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act or the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, or to implement an intergovernmental arrangement or commitment.

Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, in powder, granules or other solid forms, of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1.5 per cent, classified under tariff item No. 0402.10.10 or 0402.10.20 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff, are included on the ICL (item 118) in support of Canada’s supply management system.

Enabling Act: The Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

This is a purely administrative amendment to reflect the intent of the AMO and associated administrative practices. No public consultations are required.

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods – General Enquiries
Telephone: 343-203-6820
Facsimile: 613-996-0612 / 613-995-5137
tic@international.gc.ca 

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.