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Canada Allocates Major Portion Of CPTPP Dairy Import Licenses To Processors

Canada’s minister of international trade diversification has determined that a large portion of dairy import licenses under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will be allocated to processors, with a smaller portion allocated to distributors.
The decision was welcomed by the Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC) and Saputo Inc.

Notices released Monday by Global Affairs Canada set out the eligibility criteria to obtain an allocation under each respective tariff-rate quota (TRQ). The notices also provide information on the administration of TRQss in general and on the process for submitting an application for an allocation. The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 12, 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 Dec. 30, the quantity available to allocate in year one of each TRQ will be prorated on the basis of the number of months remaining in the applicable TRQ year.

Under the CPTPP, Canada agreed to establish a TRQ of 4,126,000 kilograms (9.1 million pounds) for cheeses of all types (items 141 to 157 on the Import Control List). The prorated amount available in quota year one (just the last two days of ...

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