CETA Origin TRQ Quotas and Export and Import Permits

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act received Royal Assent on May 16, 2017 and will be provisionally applied on September 21, 2017.

The Minister of International Trade has established the administration of the origin quotas and related Notices to Importers and Exporters are now available on the Global Affairs website.

Information is available in the following Notices:
Notice to Exporters High Sugar (Export Notice 207)
Notice to Exporters Agri-food origin quotas (Export Notice 208)
Notice to Exporters Fish and Seafood (Export Notice 209)
Notice to Exporters Vehicles (Export Notice 211)
Notice to Exporters Textiles (Export Notice 210)
Notice to Importers Textiles and apparel (Import Notice 899)

The Notices set out the administration of the origin quotas, and identify where import/export permits are required. The Notices for the High Sugar and Vehicles origin quotas also provide information on the process for submitting an application for an allocation. Allocation application forms (where applicable) are available through the relevant Notices.

In accordance with CETA, the origin quota year will normally extend from January 1 to December 31 inclusive. However, since the agreement is being provisionally applied as of September 21, the quantity available under each origin quota in 2017 will be pro-rated on the basis of the number of days remaining in the year. The pro-rated amounts are available in the Notices.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions – Origin Quotas web page for additional information on the new origin quotas.

If you have any additional questions, please submit them to the following email address: Origin.Quotas@international.gc.ca.