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WTO: Yogurt TRQ - Serial No. 966
Date: October 1, 2019
This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 884 dated September 30, 2016, and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for yogurt under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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.
Yogurt means products that are included in item 158 on the Import Control List (ICL), namely yogurt falling under heading Nos. 0403.10.10 and 0403.10.20 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.
- Refer to the List of EIPA commodity codes for yogurt for specific product codes.
Retailer means a grocery store, hotel, restaurant or institution that sells or serves yogurt to consumers.
2. Allocation policy
- To be eligible to apply, you must be active in the yogurt industry at the time of application, and must remain active during the quota year.
- Note: You must, in addition, have been active in the yogurt industry, selling yogurt to retailers, during the reference period.
- Individual applicants and related persons applicants are eligible for only one allocation.
- Note: All applicants must provide a list of related persons.
- If you are a company comprised of a parent company and various subsidiaries, you must submit only one application from the parent company.
3. Eligibility criteria
You are eligible to apply for an allocation if you are a:
- Traditional allocation holder;
4. Calculation of allocations
Traditional allocation holders
- are each allocated the amount of quota that they were allocated in the previous year, as adjusted since (e.g. for under-utilization).
- are allocated any remaining quota on an equal share basis, or the quantity requested by the individual applicant if the requested amount is lower than the equal share.
5. Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations
- If you wish to transfer any portion of your allocation, you must submit a transfer request form.
- You may return any portion of your allocation to the Department in writing by the prescribed return date.
- Returned quota is reallocated to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
- If you use less than 90% of your allocation in one year, you may have your allocation adjusted downward by an under-utilization penalty in the following year.
- Note: Any portion of your allocation that you transfer or return in accordance with the present policy is considered to have been used.
6. Related links
- General Information on the Administration of Import Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for Supply Managed Products
- Key dates and access quantities
- Information on related persons
- How to apply for an allocation
- Application form (PDF, 165 KB)
- How to apply for an import permit
- Transfer Form
- Contact us
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