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CETA: Industrial Cheese TRQ – Serial No. 994

Date: October 1, 2020

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 956 dated October 1, 2019, and sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of Canada’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) for industrial 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 heading 04.06 in the list of tariff provisions set out in the Schedule to the Customs Tariff.

See the List of EIPA commodity codes for cheese.

Industrial cheese means cheese used as ingredients for further food processing (secondary manufacturing) imported in bulk (not for retail sale).

Small- and medium-sized enterprise means an eligible applicant whose allocation under this TRQ would amount to less than 20,000 kilograms.

New entrant means:

2. Allocation policy

3. Eligibility criteria

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

Further processor

4. Calculation of allocations

Further processors

100% is allocated to further processors on a market share basis based on the kilograms of cheese used by the further processor, in the manufacturing of further processed food products during the reference period.

5. Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

6. Related links

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