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CUSMA: Butter and Cream Powder TRQ - Serial No. 1040

Date: May 1, 2021

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 1018 dated June 15, 2020 and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for butter and cream powder under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

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

Table of contents

1. Definitions

Butter means a product that is included in Items 159 to 160 of the Import Control List (ICL), namely butter falling under tariff items. 0405.10.10, 0405.20.10, 0405.90.10, and Cream Powder means a product that is included in Items 119 and 120 of the ICL, namely cream powder falling under tariff items 0402.21.21 and 0402.29.21 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.

See the List of EIPA commodity codes for butter and cream powder.

2. Allocation policy

YearPercentage of processors’ allocations reserved for importation of goods
in bulk to be used as ingredients for further food processing

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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