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CETA Cheese Quotas

The following are available in their entirety on the Global Affairs Canada website.

CETA Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List)

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 895 dated August 1, 2017, and will remain in effect until further notice.

This Notice to Importers is provided pursuant to Section 6.2 of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) and will remain in effect until further notice.

Imports of cheese into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s EIPA. Accordingly, an import permit issued by Global Affairs Canada is required for shipments of cheese to enter Canada.

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.

Import permits for shipments of cheese destined to the Canadian market are issued to allocation holders under the CETA TRQ for cheeses of all types, which is administered by Global Affairs Canada.

This Notice to Importers sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of the CETA Cheese TRQ, including the allocation, underutilization, return, and transfer policies. This Notice also explains how to apply for import permits.

 

CETA Industrial Cheese Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List)

This Notice replaces Notice to Importers No. 896, dated August 1, 2017, and will remain in effect until further notice.

This Notice to Importers is provided pursuant to Section 6.2 of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) and will remain in effect until further notice.

Imports of cheese into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s EIPA. Accordingly, an import permit issued by Global Affairs Canada is required for shipments of cheese to enter Canada.

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).

Import permits for shipments of cheese destined to the Canadian market are issued to allocation holders under the CETA industrial cheese TRQ, which is administered by Global Affairs Canada.

This Notice to Importers sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of the CETA industrial cheese TRQ, including the allocation, underutilization, return, and transfer policies. This Notice also explains how to apply for import permits.