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Canada’s Administration of the Tariff Rate Quota for Peanut Butter Exports to the United States under the WTO

Current Status: Closed

Closes on July 30, 2021

In keeping with Global Affairs Canada’s policy, the Government of Canada is seeking input from Canadians on the administration of the Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) for peanut butter exports to the United States under the WTO. Only peanut butter that is manufactured in Canada and shipped with an export permit may enter the United States under Canada’s country-specific reserve within the US import TRQ. Peanut butter is defined as a good classified under tariff item No. 2008.11.10 in the List of Tariff Provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff. The applicable US tariff item number for peanut butter is 2008.11.05 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).

Join in: how to participate

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of industry stakeholders and all interested Canadians. To participate in the consultation, interested parties are encouraged to review the background information and provide feedback through the online questionnaire.

You may also send an email to with your input.

For more information on how information will be collected and used, please read our privacy notice statement.

Who is the focus of this consultation

The consultation is open to all Canadians. Any stakeholders or individuals interested in this issue are invited to provide input as part of this consultation, including but not limited to:

Key questions for consideration

Your ideas and input are sought on five topics:

The input gathered through this process will be used to update the administration policy for this TRQ, which will come into effect on January 1, 2022.

Contact us

Non-supply managed trade controls (TIN)
Global Affairs Canada
111 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa ON K1A 0G2

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