CETA Origin Quotas

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) was provisionally applied on September 21, 2017. Under CETA, Canada and the EU agreed to establish a number of origin quotas to allow for specific quantities of some products to receive preferential tariff treatment if the products meet certain conditions. In accordance with CETA, Canada and the EU will process imports of origin quota-eligible products on a first-come, first-served basis.

Under the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) and its regulations, Canada has established permit requirements for all textile and apparel imports under Canadian origin quotas.

Under the EIPA, Canada has also established export permit requirements and, in two instances, allocation policies, for select products eligible for export into EU origin quotas. Details on the export origin quotas and their administration are as follows.

The following origin quota products require an export permit:

A select number of origin quota apparel products require an export permit, while the majority do not.

The following origin quotas will be administered by way of allocation and export permits:

There are no Canadian export permits required for:

In accordance with CETA, the origin quota year extends from January 1 to December 31, inclusive. For 2017 only, the origin quota year extends from September 21 to December 31, inclusive.

Weekly utilization tables are available for CETA origin quotas where export and import permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis:

For CETA origin quotas where export permits are not required, utilization information is available from the EU:

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions – CETA Origin Quotas web page for additional information on the new CETA origin quotas. If you have additional questions, please submit them to the following e-mail address: Origin.Quotas@international.gc.ca.