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CPTPP: Yogurt and Buttermilk TRQ - Serial No. 1127

Date: May 1, 2024

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 1008 dated October 1, 2020, and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for yogurt and buttermilk 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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Yogurt and buttermilk means a product that is included in Items 124 and 158 on the Import Control List (ICL), namely yogurt and buttermilk falling under tariff item Nos. 0403.90.91 and 0403.20.29 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.

See the List of EIPA commodity codes for yogurt and buttermilk.

Allocation policy

Eligibility criteria

You are eligible  for an allocation if you are a:


Further processor:


Calculation of allocations

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


Further processors:


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 the 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 the volumes being allocated on an on-demand basis. 

Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

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