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CPTPP: Industrial Cheese TRQ – Serial No. 996

Date: October 1, 2020

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 954 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 and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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

Industrial cheese means a product that is used as an ingredient for further processing (secondary manufacturing) imported in bulk (not for retail sale) and is included in Items 141 to 157 of the Import Control List (ICL), namely cheese falling under tariff item 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.

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:

5. Transfer, return and under-utilization of allocations

6. Related links

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