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Advances under the Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

Advances under the Beef and Veal Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) – Message to Industry and Brokers

In order to ensure an orderly transition between quota years, allocation holders who had an allocation under the previous year’s Beef and Veal TRQ are normally issued advances up to a maximum of 30% of their previous year’s import allocations.

Advances for the 2020 allocation year under the Beef and Veal TRQ will become effective on DECEMBER 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time).  As of that time, it will be possible to apply for shipment-specific import permits for beef and veal for the 2020 allocation year.

As a participant in the Single Window Initiative (SWI), Global Affairs Canada encourages its use.  However, given current SWI functionality, there may be delays in obtaining shipment-specific import permits for beef and veal as compared to using EICS directly.

Given that shipment-specific import permits under the Beef and Veal TRQ are issued on a first-come-first-served basis, and that there is a high demand for the imports under Most Favoured Nation (MFN) Reserve, applicants may find it preferable to use EICS directly when applying for shipment-specific import permits.

If you any questions please, contact Laurel Blair at Beef.Veal-Boeuf.Veau@international.gc.ca (PH: 343.203.4371)