Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes

G-1: Peanut Butter Exports to the USA

Peanut Butter that is classified under Tariff Item No. 2008.11.10 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff (all destinations).

Control Type: Quota

Code: 2008.
Description: Peanut Butter
Unit of measure: KGM

Exports to the United States

As part of its implementation of the MTN Agreement on Agriculture, the United States has imposed a tariff rate quota (TRQ) on peanut butter imports, including those from Canada.  Pursuant to section 3.1 of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) peanut butter has been placed on the Export Control List (ECL) in order to ensure the orderly export marketing of peanut butter which is subject to a limitation imposed by the United States.  The United States MTN schedule provided for a Canada-specific TRQ allocation of 14,500 tonnes which reflects 1993 exports. Export permits will accordingly be issued up to that level, in accordance with the criteria set out in Notice to Exporters, serial No. 81 dated January 13, 1995.

For further information on the export of peanut butter, please communicate with EICB at (613) 996-4333.