Origin quotas for CETA and the Canada-UK TCA
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.
The Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA) came into force on April 1, 2021. The origin quotas contained in CETA are incorporated by reference into this agreement, although some quantities differ depending on the product.
In accordance with these agreements, origin quotas are treated on a first-come, first-served basis by the importing country.
Below you will find information on the administration of Canada's import and export controls on origin quota products:
2017-09-01 - Notice to Exporters - Sugar Confectionery and Chocolate Preparations, Processed Foods, Dog and Cat Food for Export to the European Union and its Member States (Items 5206 to 5208 on Canada's Export Control List) - SER-208
Weekly utilization information for CETA origin quotas where export and import permits are required:
- 2022 – CETA origin quota utilization tables
- 2021 – CETA origin quota utilization tables
- 2020 – CETA origin quota utilization tables
- 2019 – CETA origin quota utilization tables
For CETA origin quotas where export permits are not required, utilization information is available from the EU:
Weekly utilization information for Canada-UK TCA origin quotas where import permits are required:
- 2022 – Canada-UK TCA Origin Quota Utilization Tables
- 2021 – Canada-UK TCA Origin Quota Utilization Tables
For Canada-UK TCA origin quotas where export permits are not required, utilization information is available from the UK:
- Frequently Asked Questions – Origin Quotas
- Memorandum D11-4-37 Origin Quotas and Alternatives to the Product-Specific Rules of Origin under the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement
If you have additional questions, please submit them to Origin.Quotas@international.gc.ca.
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