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February 21, 2020

Review of the allocation and administration of dairy, poultry and egg products TRQs

Global Affairs Canada announced a second phase of consultations on Canada’s tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for dairy, poultry and egg products, with a view to finalizing long-term policies in relation to the allocation and administration of these TRQs.

Implemented and administered by the department in accordance with the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA), TRQs for dairy, poultry and egg products are a key pillar of Canada’s supply management system and make significant contributions to the national economy.

Initial consultations were held between May and August 2019, and the Government of Canada received approximately 200 submissions and held over 60 meetings with stakeholders. Input and feedback from these consultations informed the development of a range of policy options.

The department currently administers 38 TRQs for supply-managed commodities under various trade agreements. Following the implementation of the Canada-United-States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), this would increase to 54 TRQs. Given the significant increase in TRQs, the department undertook this broad-based engagement exercise to hear from stakeholders.

The feedback received from this second phase of the consultations will guide the creation of the final policies and inform the decision of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade. The long-term allocation and administration policies for each TRQ will be published on September 1, 2020.

Stakeholders have until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on April 3, 2020, to submit their responses, comments and suggestions.

Link: Comprehensive Review of the Allocation and Administration of Tariff Rate Quotas for Dairy, Poultry and Egg Products – Phase II

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