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Global Affairs Posts New Importer Notices and Key Dates for 2021 TRQs

Posted October 13, 2020


Global Affairs Canada has prepared new Notices to Importers for 2021 tariff rate quotas for supply-managed goods with an application period starting on October 1, 2020 and a deadline of November 15, 2020.

Milk, Chees, Eggs -- Supply Managed Farm Goods
The Department states that the Notices “reflect previous efforts to simplify and centralize information.” For example, any available quantities (including for reallocation) can now be found within a single industry reference document.

These notices should be read in conjunction with the General Information on the Administration of TRQs for Supply-Managed Products and the Key Dates and Access Quantities 2020-2021: TRQs for Supply-Managed Products.

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New Contact Information for Dairy TRQs


When requesting information or to submit dairy TRQ applications, the new commodity-specific email addresses listed on the Application Forms and the Global Affairs Contact Us page should now be used.

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COVID-19 Impact


Recognizing the continued impacts the pandemic is having on stakeholders’ ability to conduct normal operations, Global Affairs has implemented the following changes for the 2021 calendar year TRQ application process:

  • On an exceptional basis, the requirement to provide an accountant's letter for the upcoming TRQ applications is waived.
  • All TRQ applications are now to be submitted electronically. The email address to which you must submit your application is included in the application form for each respective TRQ.

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Should you have any questions about TRQs for the 2121 calendar year or the import of supply-managed goods, don’t hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable trade experts.

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