Quoted from the CSCB.

 

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act received Royal Assent on October 25th, 2018.  As per Canada’s commitments under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) the Minister of International Trade Diversification has established twenty new Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) and determined how they will be allocated for the 2018/2019 and 2019 TRQ years. The list of TRQs and the applicable Notices to Importers may be found at the bottom of this message.

Given the significant increase in Canada’s tariff rate quotas commitments in recent years, the Government of Canada will undertake a broad-based stakeholder engagement exercise in 2019 to review the overall administration of Canada’s systems of TRQs. While TRQs will continue to be administered independently of one another, in accordance with Canada’s international obligations, the review exercise will ensure that TRQ allocation and administration continue to be conducted in an efficient and effective manner. This exercise will commence in spring 2019.

In the interim, the Notices set out the eligibility criteria to obtain an allocation under each respective TRQ. The Notices also provide information on the administration of TRQs in general and on the process for submitting an application for an allocation. Application forms and related appendices are attached to each Notice.

Applications for an allocation under the new CPTPP TRQs may be submitted to Global Affairs Canada by email to the applicable email address identified in each Notice. The deadline for submitting an application is December 12th, 2018.  Allocations will be issued on December 21, 2018.  Please note that any applications submitted for a TRQ administered on a calendar year for the 2019 TRQ year (Broiler Hatching Eggs and Chicks, Eggs, Chicken, Cheese of all types, Industrial Cheese, Mozzarella and Prepared Cheese, Concentrated Milk, Ice Cream and Mixes, Other Dairy, Powdered Buttermilk, Products of Natural Milk Constituents and Yogurt and Buttermilk) will also be a considered as an application for the 2018 TRQ year. Allocations for both TRQ years will be issued on December 21st, 2018.

On an exceptional basis, in order to meet the established application deadline of December 12th, 2018 for the new CTPPP tariff rate quota, Global Affairs Canada has decided applicants are not required to submit an affidavit and accountant’s letter.  Please note the exception applies solely to applications for CPTPP related TRQs for the 2018/2019 and 2019 TRQs year with an application deadline of December 12th, 2018.

In accordance with CPTPP, certain TRQs will be administered on different TRQ years, with some being based on a calendar year, and others on a dairy or marketing year. Given that the agreement is coming into effect as of December 30th, the quantity available to allocate in year 1 of each TRQ will be prorated on the basis of the number of months remaining in the applicable TRQ year.

Tariff Rate Quota

Year 1 Timing

Prorated Amount Available in Quota Year 1

Year 2 Timing

Volume available in Quota Year 2

Broiler Hatching Eggs and Chicks

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

13,889 dozen eggs equivalent

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

333,333 dozen eggs equivalent

Eggs

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

231,945 dozen eggs equivalent

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

5,566,667 dozen eggs equivalent

Chicken

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

326,000 eviscerated equivalent kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

7,833,000 eviscerated equivalent kg

Turkey

December 30, 2018 – April 30, 2019

243,000 eviscerated equivalent kg

May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020

1,167,000 eviscerated equivalent kg

Butter

December 30, 2018 – July 31, 2019

500,000 kg

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

1,500,000 kg

Cheeses of all Types

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

50,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

1,208,000 kg

Concentrated Milk

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

28,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

667,000 kg

Cream

December 30, 2018 – July 31, 2019

333,000 kg

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

515,000 kg

Cream Powders

December 30, 2018 –  July 31, 2019

67,000 kg

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

101,000 kg

Ice Cream and Mixes

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

83,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

1,010,000 kg

Industrial Cheese

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

111,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

2,658,000 kg

Milk

December 30, 2018 – July 31, 2019

5,555,000 kg

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

16,667,000 kg

Milk Powders

December 30, 2018 – July 31, 2019

667,000 kg

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

1,010,000 kg

Mozzarella and Prepared Cheese

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

40,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

967,000 kg

Other Dairy

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

83,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

1,010,000 kg

Powdered Buttermilk

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

63,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

765,000 kg

Products of Natural Milk Constituents

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

56,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

1,333,000 kg

Skim Milk Powders

December 30, 2018 – July 31, 2019

833,000 kg

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

2,500,000 kg

Whey Powders

December 30, 2018 – July 31, 2019

667,000 kg

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

2,000,000 kg

Yogurt and Buttermilk

December 30, 2018 - December 31, 2018

83,000 kg

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

2,000,000 kg

Please note that only products that originate from a CPTPP Party that has ratified the agreement may be imported under the CPTPP TRQs. As of December 30, 2018, allocation holders will be able to request import permits for products that originate in Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore. As of January 14, 2019, allocation holders will be able to request import permits for products that originate in Vietnam. Global Affairs Canada will communicate with stakeholders whenever imports from another CPTPP Party become eligible for import under this agreement.

Please refer to the Frequently Ask Questions – CPTPP Tariff Rate Quotas web page for additional information on the new CPTPP TRQs.

If you have any additional questions, please submit them to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

List of Tariff rate Quotas and Notice to Importers:

            Dairy – CPTPP Yogurt and Buttermilk Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (Items 124 and 158 on the Import Control List) - Notice to Importers, SerialNo. 933, November 26, 2018

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The following article was taken from the CSCB Website. 
 
 
November 16, 2018

The Government of Canada’s new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are coming into force on January 15, 2019 and will require that food imported into Canada meets the same food safety outcomes and has been prepared with the same level of food safety controls as food prepared in Canada.

In most cases, importers will require a licence from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to import food into Canada. Depending on the food commodity you are importing, the import licence requirement will apply as of January 15, 2019 or July 15, 2020.  To find out if and when you need a licence, refer to the licensing interactive tool and the timelines resources on the CFIA website.

For those foods that require an importer to have a licence on January 15, 2019, consider the following important points.

  1. CFIA’s Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) will be updated to include admissibility requirements that reflect the SFCR licence number as a condition to import these foods into Canada.
  2. There are many importers that may already hold an existing valid licence or registration issued by the CFIA. These include those listed below, as issued before January 15th, 2019 under the authorities of the Canada Agricultural Products Act (CAPA), Meat Inspection Act (MIA) or Fish Inspection Act (FIA). For the first year, as part of the transition, any importer that holds one of the following valid registrations or licences can temporarily use this number in place of a SFCR licence (until it expires).
  • Licence to operate a registered meat establishment
  • Fish import licence (basic)
  • Dairy establishment registration
  • Honey establishment registration
  • Processed products establishment registration
  • Quality Management Program for Importers (QMPI) fish licence
  • Cheese import licence
  • Registered Produce Warehouses (RPW) establishment registration
  • Maple establishment registration

Note: This valid registration or licence must include the statement below. If you have renewed or applied for a licence or registration with the CFIA in the last couple of years this statement would have been automatically added to your licence or registration.

“This certificate is issued in accordance with the [name the Regulations]. This registration, licence, permit or authorization is also a licence that is issued under the Safe Food for Canadians Act upon its commencement day.”

  1. Once the existing registration or licence expires, importers will need to have a licence issued under the SFCR in order to continue their import activity. Consider beginning the process now by visiting My CFIA and creating an account and business profile. Once enrolled, you will have taken the first step to apply for a licence when needed. More details are available on the Licensing web page.

Keep in mind that during this transition period you will also have to meet the other requirements of the SFCR, including the requirement for a preventive control plan. Additional information on the SFCR for importers is available on the CFIA web page Food imports. If you have questions, fill out our feedback form or call 1-800-442-2342.

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The following article was taken from the CSCB Website. 
 
 
November 16, 2018

The Government of Canada’s new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are coming into force on January 15, 2019 and will require that food imported into Canada meets the same food safety outcomes and has been prepared with the same level of food safety controls as food prepared in Canada.

In most cases, importers will require a licence from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to import food into Canada. Depending on the food commodity you are importing, the import licence requirement will apply as of January 15, 2019 or July 15, 2020.  To find out if and when you need a licence, refer to the licensing interactive tool and the timelines resources on the CFIA website.

For those foods that require an importer to have a licence on January 15, 2019, consider the following important points.

  1. CFIA’s Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) will be updated to include admissibility requirements that reflect the SFCR licence number as a condition to import these foods into Canada.
  2. There are many importers that may already hold an existing valid licence or registration issued by the CFIA. These include those listed below, as issued before January 15th, 2019 under the authorities of the Canada Agricultural Products Act (CAPA), Meat Inspection Act (MIA) or Fish Inspection Act (FIA). For the first year, as part of the transition, any importer that holds one of the following valid registrations or licences can temporarily use this number in place of a SFCR licence (until it expires).
  • Licence to operate a registered meat establishment
  • Fish import licence (basic)
  • Dairy establishment registration
  • Honey establishment registration
  • Processed products establishment registration
  • Quality Management Program for Importers (QMPI) fish licence
  • Cheese import licence
  • Registered Produce Warehouses (RPW) establishment registration
  • Maple establishment registration

Note: This valid registration or licence must include the statement below. If you have renewed or applied for a licence or registration with the CFIA in the last couple of years this statement would have been automatically added to your licence or registration.

“This certificate is issued in accordance with the [name the Regulations]. This registration, licence, permit or authorization is also a licence that is issued under the Safe Food for Canadians Act upon its commencement day.”

  1. Once the existing registration or licence expires, importers will need to have a licence issued under the SFCR in order to continue their import activity. Consider beginning the process now by visiting My CFIA and creating an account and business profile. Once enrolled, you will have taken the first step to apply for a licence when needed. More details are available on the Licensing web page.

Keep in mind that during this transition period you will also have to meet the other requirements of the SFCR, including the requirement for a preventive control plan. Additional information on the SFCR for importers is available on the CFIA web page Food imports. If you have questions, fill out our feedback form or call 1-800-442-2342.

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