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[Deadline extended] Message to Industry: Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

This message pertains to imports of barley products classified under Customs Tariff headings: 11.02, 11.03, 11.04, 11.07, 11.08, 19.01, 19.04 and 23.02.

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the 2021-2022 Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) has not been filled and, for this reason, the “within access commitment” tariff items will remain open until all available quota has been utilized.

However, in order to qualify for the “within access” lower rate of duty from 12:00 a.m. Ottawa time on November 23, 2021 and until the quota is filled, importers of barley products will be required to obtain a shipment-specific permit. This is on an exceptional basis, since the CBSA has a blackout period for further changes to their system.

Permits will be valid for a 30-day period and associated fees will not be due. Brokers are asked to include “Barley products – Close date extension quota year 2021-2022” in the comment box on the permit application. Any company that does not have an EIPA number, must contact the EICS helpdesk at: eics.scei@international.gc.ca prior to submitting a permit application in order to obtain their EIPA number. In order to monitor the fill-rate of the TRQ, importers may wish to visit the weekly statistics available online at: https://www.eics-scei.gc.ca/report-rapport/CCRA_FCFS_ALLOC.htm.

All imports of barley products, other than those under a shipment-specific permit, accounted for after 11:59 p.m. Ottawa time on November 22, 2021, will be classified at the “over access commitment” tariff item number, even if they were imported (or imported and released) before the quota has been filled.

At that time and date, General Import Permit No. 20 – Wheat and Wheat Products and Barley and Barley Products (GIP No. 20) will be suspended in respect to the relevant goods until July 31, 2022, and General Import Permit No. 100 – Eligible Agricultural Goods (GIP No. 100) will cover, for the balance of the 2021-2022 marketing year, unlimited imports classified under the "over access commitment" tariff item number.  Importers that have obtained a shipment-specific permit must indicate this fact in box 26 “Special Authority / Autorisation spéciale” of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)’s form B3-3, without the need to invoke GIP No. 20 or GIP No.100.

When applying for your shipment-specific permit the commodity code referred to in box 30 is the H.S. code followed by “000000”.
Please note that, certain barley products, such as those that qualify under the U.S., Mexican, Chilean, Peruvian, Costa Rican, European or United Kingdom’s tariffs, will continue to be assessed at the “within access” lower rate of duty even if the General Import Permit No.20 is suspended and they are not imported under a shipment-specific permit. Questions regarding the tariff classification of a product should be addressed to CBSA.

A Notice to Importers explaining the rules and procedures governing the administration of the TRQs for wheat, barley and their products is available on our web site: Notices - No. 791 - Wheat, Barley and their Products

If you have any questions, please e-mail: wheat.barley-ble.orge@international.gc.ca.

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