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CPTPP: Mozzarella and Prepared Cheese TRQ - Serial No. 1121

Date: May 1, 2024

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 997 dated October 1, 2020 and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for mozzarella and prepared cheese under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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.

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Mozzarella and prepared cheese means a product that is included in Items 142 to 144 and Item 151 of the Import Control List (ICL)namely mozzarella and prepared cheese falling under tariff item Nos., 0406.20.91, 0406.30.10, and 0406.90.61 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.

See the List of EIPA commodity codes for mozzarella and prepared cheese.

Allocation policy

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible for an allocation if you are a:



Calculation of allocations

The Minister will allocate the TRQ to processors and distributors on a market share basis, considering the quantities requested by each eligible applicant, as follows:



Should 100% of the TRQ not be allocated during the initial allocation process (i.e. no eligible applicants or the quantity requested by all eligible applicants is less than the total quantity of TRQ), all remaining quantities will be made available for allocation on the department’s website. The eligibility criteria for the allocation of any available quantities continues to apply, with volumes being allocated on an on-demand basis.

Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

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