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CETA: Cheese of All Types TRQ – Serial No. 993

Date: October 1, 2020

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 957 dated October 1, 2019 and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for cheese under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

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

Cheese means a product that is included in Items 141 to 157 of the Import Control List (ICL), namely cheese falling under tariff items 04.06 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.

Milk means whole, partly skimmed, or skim milk, ultrafiltered whole, skim or partly skimmed milk, and cream, in liquid form, used in the production of cheese

New entrant means:

See the List of EIPA commodity codes for cheese.

2. Allocation policy

3. Eligibility criteria

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

Cheese manufacturer



4. Calculation of allocations

Cheese Manufacturers

Distributors and retailers

5. Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

6. Related links

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