Incomplete applications will be returned without action.
Note: If you do not have an Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) file number, you can obtain one by submitting an Application for an Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) File Number form. Although you can submit an application without an EIPA file number, it is highly recommended that you obtain one in advance. EIPA file numbers are also required to apply for a shipment-specific import permit.
Note: It is important that you provide complete, accurate and truthful information in your application. This information will be considered to determine your eligibility for an allocation and the amount for which you may qualify.
How to apply for a residual pool import permit
Step 1: Consult the Utilization Data to determine if you can access available quantities of tariff-rate quotas in the residual pool.
Step 2: Request a shipment-specific permit for the required quantities via the Export and Import Controls System by retaining the services of a customs broker or manually by directly submitting the EXT 1466 form.
The EXT 1466 form for shipment-specific permits must be submitted by facsimile to 613-992-9397.
Step 3: Shipment-specific permits are issued from the residual pool on a first come, first served basis. Importers may apply for an import permit up to five days in advance of, and no later than, the shipment’s arrival.
Note: Permit applications from the residual pool may be routed if there is no sufficient available quota in the pool. All routed applications will be held in queue on a first come, first served basis. Should additional quota become available for the same quota period, routed applications will be issued on a first come, first served basis.