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Global Affairs Issues New CUSMA Tariff Preferential Levels

Posted June 20, 2020


Global Affairs Canada recently issued notices to importers and exporters setting out the administration of Tariff Preferential Levels (TPLs) under Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement CUSMA.
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TPLs refer to the preferential tariff treatment granted to specified quantities of certain yarns, fabrics, apparel, and textile articles that do not meet the CUSMA rules of origin.  

The Global Affairs notices establish policies and practices regarding administration of the TPLs and identify where import permits or certificates of eligibility are required.

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Notices 

For Exports from Canada:
 
  • Serial No. 995: Wool and Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Apparel Goods for Export to the United States under the CUSMA
  • Serial No. 996: Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Fabric and Made-Up Goods for Export to the United States under the CUSMA 
  • Serial No. 997: Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Spun Yarn for Export to the United States under the CUSMA
  • Serial No. 998: Wool and Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Apparel Goods, Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Fabrics and Made-Up Goods, and Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Spun Yarn to Mexico under the CUSMA
For Imports to Canada:
 

Serial No. 1000: Wool and Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Apparel Goods, Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Fabrics and Made-Up Goods, and Cotton or Man-Made Fibre Spun Yarn from the United States and Mexico under the CUSMA

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Coverage Period


The TPL year normally runs from January 1 to December 31 inclusive, but with CUSMA entering into force mid-year, it will cover the period from July 1 to December 31, 2020

It should be noted that because TPL quantities for year one of CUSMA will not be pro-rated, importers/exporters can take advantage of this exception by being able to access the full annual quota during this six month period. 

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Need More Information


Additional information about TPLs can be found on the Global Affairs website here.

Should you have questions about the new TPLs coming into effect with CUSMA, don’t hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable trade experts today.

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