June 19, 2020
Opening of the Application Period for the CUSMA Supply-Managed TRQs
Subsequent to Canada’s April 3, 2020 ratification of 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
- CUSMA – Eggs and Egg Products
For all 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 at the same time.
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.
Given that access to certain Government of Canada facilities has been severely restricted, all applications for the dairy and calendar year TRQs are to be submitted electronically. The Department is unable to receive applications submitted via facsimile or by mail.