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Message to Industry - Public Consultations: CUSMA Dairy Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) Panel Report Implementation

This message is to inform you that Global Affairs Canada has launched consultations on the CUSMA dairy TRQs Panel report implementation.

In December 2021, the CUSMA dairy TRQs dispute Panel delivered its final report. The Panel's report expressly recognized the legitimacy of Canada's supply management system and confirmed that Canada has the discretion to manage its TRQ allocation policies under CUSMA in a manner that supports supply management. On the sole finding against Canada regarding reserving TRQ pools exclusively for the use of processors, the Government of Canada is committed to working closely with industry and partners to reach a solution.

The feedback received under these consultations, held from March 2, 2022 to April 19, 2022, will inform the decisions of the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development in implementing the CUSMA dairy TRQs dispute Panel report.

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


The department has created a consultations website, which includes the proposed allocation and administration policy changes and background information.

You are invited to provide your submission by email before the closing of the consultation period at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on April 19, 2022.

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