Textiles and Apparel for import from the European Union under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement - Serial no. 1069
Date: February 14, 2022
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This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 899 dated September 1, 2017 and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of textiles and apparel for import from the European Union (EU) and its member states under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
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.
Textiles means products that are included in item 86.98 of the Import Control List, namely, textiles that originate in the European Union and its member states and that comply with the product description and sufficient production criteria referred to in Table C.3 of Annex 5-A to Annex 5 of the Protocol on Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures of the CETA for import from the European Union.
Apparel means products that are included in item 86.99 of the Import Control List, namely, apparel that originates in the European Union and its member states and that complies with the product description and sufficient production criteria referred to in Table C.4 of Annex 5-A to Annex 5 of the Protocol on Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures of the CETA for import from the European Union.
Refer to the Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes for the list of EIPA commodity codes for textiles and apparel requiring an import permit.
- You are eligible for an import permit if you are a:
- Resident of Canada
- you are an individual who ordinarily resides in Canada, or you are a corporation with a head office in Canada or that operates a branch office in Canada.
- In accordance with the CETA Protocol on Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures, the exporter of the product is required to provide an origin declaration to the importer.
- In order for the importer to identify origin quota imports, and to inform the importer of the application of Annex 5-A, the exporter must include a reference to Annex 5-A on the commercial invoice or any other commercial document. In accordance with paragraph 4 of Annex 5-A, Canada shall not count any products against the annual origin quota without such reference.
- Shipment-specific permits are required for imports of all origin quota textiles and apparel from the European Union and its member states in order to obtain the preferential tariff rate under CETA.
- Shipment-specific permits are available for import of these goods, on a first-come, first-served basis, upon submission of a duly completed shipment-specific permit application.
- Once an origin quota has been fully utilized, permits will not be issued for the remainder of the quota year.
- Key dates and access quantities
- Apply for an EIPA file number
- How to apply for a shipment-specific import permit
- CETA origin quotas (including utilization information)
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