Exports of Refined Sugar to the United States under World Trade Organization Commitments - Serial No. 1059
Date: August 4, 2021
This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of the refined sugar tariff rate quota (TRQ) referred to in subparagraph 2(a) of Article 3.A.5 of Annex 3-A of Chapter 3 of 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
- Eligibility criteria
- Calculation of allocations
- Return and reallocation of allocations
- Permits and Certificates of Quota Eligibility
- Related links
Originating Sugar means a product that is included in Item 5204 (a) on the Export Control List (ECL), namely refined sugar as set out in subparagraph 2(a) of Article 3.A.5 of Annex 3-A of Chapter 3 in CUSMA, which is wholly obtained from raw sugar beets produced in Canada.
Domestic Market Production Share means a share of domestic production of Originating Sugar during the reference period.
You are eligible for an allocation if you are a:
- Resident of Canada
- your head office is in Canada or you operate a branch office in Canada; and
- Sugar Refiner
- you have been actively involved in the refining of Originating Sugar in Canada for at least three years.
Calculation of allocations
You will receive an allocation based on your Domestic Market Production Share.
Return and reallocation of allocations
In any year in which there is more than one allocation holder, you may return any portion of your allocation to the Department in writing by the prescribed return date. Any returned allocation will be offered to other allocation holders on an equal share basis.
Permits and Certificates of Quota Eligibility
Shipment–specific export permits are required to export any good provided in item 5204 (a). In addition, for quota access, a U.S. Certificate of Quota Eligibility (CQE) must be obtained from Global Affairs Canada for presentation to U.S. Customs and Border Protection at time of entry. Eligible allocation holders will receive CQEs upon receipt of their annual allocation. Additional CQEs are available upon request.
- Key Dates and Access Quantities
- Application form (.pdf)
- Apply for an EIPA file number
- How to Apply for an Export Permit
- WTO Sugar-Containing Products & Sugar Utilization Information
- Contact Us
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