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CUSMA: Industrial Cheeses TRQ - Serial No. 1019

Date: June 15, 2020

This Notice to Importers sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for industrial cheeses under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

This Notice is provided pursuant to the authority of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) and its corresponding regulations, and will remain in effect until further notice.

Table of contents

1. Definitions

Industrial cheeses means a product that is used as an ingredient for further processing (secondary manufacturing) imported in bulk (not for retail sale) and that is included in items 141 to 157 of the Import Control List (ICL), namely cheeses falling under tariff item Nos. 0406.10.10, 0406.20.11, 0406.20.91, 0406.30.10, 0406.40.10, 0406.90.11, 0406.90.21, 0406.90.31, 0406.90.41, 0406.90.51, 0406.90.61, 0406.90.71, 0406.90.81, 0406.90.91, 0406.90.93, 0406.90.95, and 0406.90.98 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.

See the List of EIPA commodity codes for industrial cheeses.

2. Allocation policy

3. Eligibility criteria

You are eligible to apply for an allocation if you are a:


Further Processor:

4. Calculation of allocations


Further processors:

5. Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

6. Related links

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