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TRQ 2019 Quota on Cheese under CETA

Global Affairs Canada has issued three notices to importers on the cheese tariff rate quota (TRQ).
Imports of cheese into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s Exports and Imports Permits Act (EIPA). Accordingly, an import permit issued by Global affairs Canada is required for shipment of cheese to enter Canada.

 

Notice to Importers CETA Industrial Cheese TRQ #910
Under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its Member States, Canada agreed to establish a tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 1,700,000 kilograms for EU industrial cheese imports (not for retail sale, in bulk), used as ingredients for further food processing (secondary manufacturing).

Applications for allocations for CETA Industrial cheese is open from October 1st to November 15, 2018 for the 2019 allocation year.

 

Notice to Importers CETA Cheese TRQ – 909
Under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union (EU) and its Member States, Canada agreed to establish a tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 16,000,000 kilograms for EU cheeses.

Applications for allocations for CETA cheese is open from October 1st to November 15, 2018 for the 2019 allocation year.

Notice to Importer WTO Cheese TRQ Serial # 906
Import permits for shipments of cheese destined to the Canadian market are issued to traditional allocation holders under Canada’s World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff rate quota (TRQ) for all types of cheese, which is administered by Global Affairs Canada.

The access quantity for the WTO cheese TRQ is 20,411,866 is split into two reserves, one for cheese originating from the European Union (EU) and one for non-EU origin cheeses. Pursuant to Canada’s commitment under the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada committed to reallocate 800,000 kilograms from the non-EU reserve to the EU reserve. Consequently, 14,271,831 kilograms is reserved for EU-origin cheeses and 6,140,035 kilograms is reserved for non-EU origin cheeses.

To learn more on import controls and import permits visit Global Affairs Canada website.