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January 08, 2021

Consultations resume on tariff rate quota administration for dairy, poultry and egg products

Global Affairs Canada announced that it has resumed consultations under Phase II of the Comprehensive Review of the Allocation and Administration of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for Dairy, Poultry and Egg Products.

Through the negotiation of a number of new trade agreements, the Government of Canada has increased its TRQ commitments for supply managed commodities from some 20 TRQs established under the World Trade Organization in 1995 to 54 TRQs under administration today.

To ensure continued efficiency and effectiveness, the Government of Canada is seeking stakeholder views on the allocation and administration of these TRQs.

In May 2019, the department launched Phase I of the Review. Input and feedback from these consultations informed the development of a range of policy options, which were included in Phase II of the consultations initiated in February 2020. Subsequently, the Review was temporarily suspended in May due to the COVID-19 situation.

The department has now resumed Phase II of the Review, which will be held for eight weeks from January 6, 2021 to March 5, 2021. The feedback received from Phase II of the consultations will inform the decisions of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade in developing long-term TRQ policies.

The long-term allocation and administration policies for each TRQ will be published on September 1st, 2021.

Link: Public consultation: Comprehensive Review of the Allocation and Administration of TRQs

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