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Public consultation:
Comprehensive Review of the Allocation and Administration of Tariff Rate Quotas for Dairy, Poultry and Egg Products – Phase II


Global Affairs Canada (the department) has developed policy options for the second phase of these consultations.

Please provide your comments directly to the department, either as an individual or on behalf of an organization to: TRQConsultation.ConsultationCT@

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Contact information

Supply-Managed Trade Controls Division
Global Affairs Canada
111 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa ON K1A 0G2

E-mail: TRQConsultation.ConsultationCT@

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from January 6, 2021 to March 5, 2021.

Consulting with Canadians

The objective of the comprehensive review is to develop long-term policies to ensure the continued efficiency and effectiveness of Canada’s tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for dairy, poultry and egg products.

Initial consultations were held between May and August 2019, and the Government of Canada received approximately 200 submissions and held over 60 meetings with stakeholders.

Input and feedback from these consultations informed the development of a range of policy options.

Following the temporary suspension announced in May 2020, Global Affairs Canada (the department) has now resumed Phase II of consultations on these policy options with a view to developing long-term policies in relation to the allocation and administration of these TRQs.

We want to hear from you. We welcome your ideas, your views, and your priorities through this second consultation phase.

Any input received prior to the suspension of the consultations will be retained and be given full consideration. However, respondents can also choose to retract, amend or resubmit their previous input.

Why is Canada holding consultations on TRQs for commodities under supply management?

Implemented and administered by the department in accordance with the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA), TRQs for dairy, poultry and egg products are a key pillar of Canada’s supply management system and make significant contributions to the national economy.

With the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the number of supply-managed TRQs administered by the department increased from 18 to 54. Given the significant increase, the department undertook this broad-based engagement exercise to hear from stakeholders.

The feedback received from Phase II of the consultations will inform the decisions of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade in developing long-term TRQ policies. The long-term allocation and administration policies for each TRQ will be published on September 1, 2021.

Who should participate?

The Government of Canada would like to hear from all stakeholders with an interest in this matter, including:

Additional information

Participants are encouraged to review the background information including the Summary Report on Public Consultations: Phase I.

How to participate

To participate in Phase II of the consultations, interested parties are asked to review the policy options and provide comments before the close of the consultation period ending on March 5, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance:

Supply-Managed Trade Controls Division
Global Affairs Canada
111 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa ON K1A 0G2


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