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Infant Formula Export Thresholds – Serial No. 1054

Date: May 1, 2021

This Notice replaces Notice to Exporters No. 994 and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s export thresholds for infant formula 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 remains in effect until further notice.

Table of contents

1. Definitions

“Dairy year” means August 1 to July 31.

“Distributor” means an establishment that buys infant formula and re-sells it to other businesses.

“Infant formula” means a product that is included in Item 5200 of the Export Control List (ECL), namely products that are classified under subheading 1901.10 containing more than 10% on a dry weight basis of cow milk solids.

“Market share” means an allocation method that apportions an allocation on the basis of an applicant’s level of planned production in proportion to the activity levels of other similar eligible applicants.

“On demand” means export permits are issued on a shipment-by-shipment basis until the specified below-threshold quantity is reached (there is no official application/allocation).

“Processor” means an establishment that carries on the manufacture of infant formula in its own facility and is licenced under the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

2. Allocation policy

3. Calculation of allocations

4. Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

5. Applying for an allocation

6. Export permits

7. Payment of the export charge

8. Related links

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