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

Order Amending the Allocation Method Order (Beef and Veal) - SOR 2012-224 – this is an annual regulatory amendment process (ministerial amendment)

Description of the objective

Fresh, chilled or frozen beef and veal imported from countries other than the United States, Mexico, Chile or Peru (non-FTA countries) are controlled under the Export and Import Permits Act and their imports are subject to a 76,409 tonne Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ). The Allocation Method Order (Beef and Veal) (AMO) is a regulation of the government of Canada that establishes the method for allocating the import access quantity for the beef and veal TRQ.

Description of the Regulation: Prior to 2004, the Canadian TRQ for beef and veal was allocated each year based upon companies’ imports of beef from non-FTA countries during the previous 12-month period of November 1 to October 31. Following the discovery in 2003 of a single case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alberta, and reflecting the recommendation of industry stakeholders, the Minister has amended the Allocation Method Order every year since 2004 to give all TRQ applicants a choice between one of two possible base periods: the 16 months from January 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003 (prorated to a 12-month period), or the most recent 12-month period from August 1 to July 31.

Enabling Act: The Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Consultations are held annually in the summer with the members of the Beef and Veal Tariff Quota Advisory Committee (TQAC), which is composed of representatives of a broad range of sectors with a direct interest in the administration of the TRQ: including the cattlemen, packers, processors, distributors, importers, retailers and foodservice operators, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Finance Canada and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods (Agricultural Products, Clothing and Textiles, Steel) – General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-3711
Facsimile: 613-996-0612 / 613-995-5137
tic@international.gc.ca

Order Amending the Import Control List pursuant to subsection 5.1(1) and section 6 of the Export and Import Permits Act - JUS-81000-2-804 (GIC amendment)

Description of the objective

Objective: Canada maintains a monitoring program to provide interested parties with a source of timely and accurate statistics concerning Canada’s steel imports. In particular, data and related reports concerning the type, quantity, price, and origin of steel imports are of ongoing interest to the Canadian steel industry. Should it be warranted by the circumstances of the steel industry and supported by industry stakeholders, the Minister may recommend to the Governor-in-Council that an Order be made in early 2014 to renew the placement of steel products on the ICL for the purposes of the Steel Import Monitoring Program, effective September 1st, 2014.

Description of the Regulation: Carbon and specialty steel products were placed on the Import Control List (ICL) pursuant to subsection 5.1(1) and section 6 of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA). Pursuant to subsection 5.1(2) of the EIPA, where any type of steel or any product has been included on the ICL by order of the Governor-in-Council under subsection 5.1(1), that type of steel or that product is deemed to have been removed from the ICL on the expiration of the period of three years from the day on which it was included on that List or on the day prior to the expiration of that period as may be specified in the Order. The Steel Import Monitoring Program has been renewed consistently since 1986, and the current regulatory authority will expire on August 31, 2014.

Enabling Act: The Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities

Canada Gazette, Part 1 or departmental consultation web page. Consultations will be completed by May 15, 2014.

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods (Agricultural Products, Clothing and Textiles, Steel) – General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-3711
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

Consultations are being held 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 and International Trade Canada.

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods (Agricultural Products, Clothing and Textiles, Steel) – General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-3711
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 would be to ensure that the list of inspectors designated under the Export and Import Permits Act was kept up to date.

Description of the Regulation: The Export and Import Permits Act (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 under the Act.

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 conducted.

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods (Agricultural Products, Clothing and Textiles, Steel) – General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-3711
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 to align the description of item 118 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

To be determined (none expected necessary, as this is a purely administrative amendment to reflect the intent of the AMO and associated administrative practices).

Departmental contact

Non-Strategic Goods (Agricultural Products, Clothing and Textiles, Steel) – General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-3711
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.