Tariff Preference Level Wool and Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Apparel Goods for Export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement - Serial No. 995

Date: June 16, 2020

Update - June 29, 2020: Goods classified under heading 96.19 that are of textile material other than wadding are added to the definition of tariff preference level apparel goods.

This Notice sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of wool and cotton or man-made fibre apparel tariff preference level (TPL) goods for export to the United States under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

This Notice, effective July 1, 2020, 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
  2. Eligibility criteria
  3. Allocation policy
  4. Return of allocations
  5. Certificates of Eligibility
  6. Related links

1. Definitions

Tariff Preference Levels (TPL): special CUSMA provisions set out in Chapter 6, Annex 6-A, Section C Preferential Tariff Treatment for Non-Originating Goods of another Party, of the CUSMA that provide for the application of CUSMA preferential tariffs for imports and exports of non-originating textile and apparel goods, up to a specified quantity.

Non-originating good: a good that does not meet the rules of origin of the agreement.

TPL-eligible apparel goods: wool or cotton or man-made fibre apparel goods of Chapters 61 and 62, and goods classified under heading 96.19 that are of textile material other than wadding, of the Harmonized System that are both cut (or knit to shape) and sewn or otherwise assembled in Canada from fabric or yarn produced or obtained outside the free trade area, as described in Chapter 6, Annex 6-A Special Provisions, Section C: Preferential Tariff Treatment for Non-Originating Goods of another Party of CUSMA.

New entrant: an eligible applicant who is not an allocation holder in the current quota year for the specific TPL quota.

2. Eligibility criteria

3. Allocation policy

For year 1 of CUSMA implementation:

On-going allocation policy:

Initial and Final Allocation:

4. Return of allocations 

5. Certificates of Eligibility

6. Related links

Handbook of Export and Import commodity codes

Key dates and access quantities

Applying for an Export Permit (Non-strategic Products)

Apply for an EIPA file number

Weekly TPL utilization information

Contact us

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