Opening of the Application Period for the CUSMA Supply-Managed TRQs

As follow-up to Canada’s April 3, 2020 ratification of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade has opened the application period for 16 new supply-managed Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for dairy, chicken and eggs and egg products effective June 15, 2020:

CUSMA – Milk;
CUSMA – Cream;
CUSMA – Skim Milk Powder;
CUSMA – Butter and Cream Powder;
CUSMA – Industrial Cheeses;
CUSMA – Cheeses of All Types;
CUSMA – Milk Powders;
CUSMA – Concentrated Milk;
CUSMA – Yogurt and Buttermilk;
CUSMA – Powdered Buttermilk;
CUSMA – Whey Powder;
CUSMA – Products Consisting of Natural Milk Constituents;
CUSMA – Ice Cream and Ice Cream Mixes;
CUSMA – Other Dairy;
CUSMA – Chicken; and,
CUSMA – Eggs and Egg Products.

The Notices to Importers laid out the interim allocation policies, eligibility criteria, and administrative provisions applicable to each TRQ.  Also included are links to the relevant application forms. As per our communication of May 1, 2020, the Comprehensive Review of the Allocation and Administration of TRQs for Dairy, Poultry and Egg Products is temporarily suspended. Final CUSMA TRQ policies will be published following the conclusion of the Review.

Pertaining to dairy Year TRQs, the first quota year will commence July 1, 2020 and the second quota year will commence August 1, 2020. Applications for both quota years will be processed and allocated simultaneously.  Please note that any application submitted for a TRQ administered on a dairy year basis for the 2020-2021 TRQ year (Milk, Cream, Skim Milk Powder, Butter and Cream Powder, Milk Powders and Whey Powder) will also be considered as an application for the 2019-2020 TRQ year.

For calendar year TRQs, the first quota year will commence July 1, 2020, and allocations will be prorated for the remainder of 2020.

The deadline for applications for both dairy and calendar year TRQs is June 22, 2020. Allocations will be issued on June 30, 2020.

For additional information, please contact your local Delmar Representative.

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