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WTO: Ice Cream and Ice Cream Novelties TRQ - Serial No. 967
Date: October 1, 2019
This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 885 dated September 30, 2016, and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for ice cream and ice cream novelties 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.
Ice cream and ice cream novelties means a product that is included in item 134 on the Import Control List (ICL), namely ice cream and ice cream novelties falling under heading Nos. 2105.00.91 and 2105.00.92 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.
- See the List of EIPA commodity codes for ice cream and ice cream novelties for specific product codes.
Retailer means a grocery store, hotel, restaurant or institution that sells or serves ice cream or ice cream novelties to consumers.
2. Allocation policy
- To be eligible to apply, you must be active in the ice cream industry at the time of application, and must remain active throughout the quota year.
- Note: You must, in addition, have been active in the ice cream industry, selling ice cream and ice cream novelties to retailers, during the reference period.
- Individual applicants and related persons applicants are normally eligible for only one allocation.
- Note: All applicants must provide a list of related persons.
3. Eligibility criteria
You are eligible to apply for an allocation if you are a:
- Historical allocation holder
4. Calculation of allocations
Historical 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.
- Note: You must specify in your application the minimum amount of quota you are willing to accept. You are allocated the lower of an equal share or the quantity you request.
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.
- Note: 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 initial 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
- How to apply for an import permit
- Allocation transfer request form
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