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WTO: Turkey and Turkey Products TRQ - Serial No. 989

Date: October 1, 2020

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 947 dated October 1, 2019, and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for turkey and turkey products 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.

Table of contents

1. Definitions

Further processing means the manufacturing of products that are on the Import Control List (ICL). Such products include, but are not limited to, patties, nuggets, fingers, rolls or roasts produced from turkey meat; it also means marinating, smoking or drying, coating or seasoning turkey meat.

Non-ICL products means products that are not on the ICL and that are domestically manufactured using products that are on the ICL to compete with like imported products entering Canada duty-free or at a low rate of duty.

Processing means the slaughtering of turkey, cutting up of eviscerated turkey, de-boning of eviscerated or cut up turkey, or further processing of turkey meat.

Trim meat means any turkey meat, excluding mechanically separated meat and tenders, which: (1) is the by-product of a trimming, boning, cutting or advanced meat recovery operation; (2) is used in a formulation; and (3) has been purchased or valued at a cost less than random (e.g., line run) whole muscle breast meat.

Turkey means a product that is included in Items 105 to 113 on the ICL, namely turkey and turkey products falling under tariff items 01.05, 02.07, 02.09, 02.10, 16.01 and 16.02 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.

2. Allocation policy

3. Eligibility criteria

You are eligible to apply for an allocation if you are a:

Processor of non-ICL products

Traditional allocation holder



4. Calculation of allocations

Processors of non-ICL products

Traditional allocation holders



5. Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

6. Information related to import permits of turkey and turkey products

7. Related links

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