U.S. Dairy TRQs Fee Increase, Poultry Imports Update
Trade Update • September 6, 2023
he United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released an import alert for High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) originating from Canada. The alert was put in place due to recent outbreaks of HPAI in Canada.
Dairy TRQ Licenses and Fees
The Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service announced a fee of $350 (an increase from $324) to be charged for the 2024 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.
Those dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the in-quota TRQ tariff-rates by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation.
Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such licenses is monitored by the Import Program within the Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
More information can be found in the Federal Register Notice here.
Poultry Import Update
Effective Aug. 17, 2023 the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Veterinary Services (VS) has revoked restrictions on importation of poultry, commercial birds, ratites, avian hatching eggs, unprocessed avian products and byproducts, and certain fresh poultry products originating from from zone PCZ-93 in Alberta, Canada, after the highly-pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in this area was completely resolved.
To prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established primary control zones (PCZ) in the areas where the disease has been detected.
Find out if you are located in a primary control zone within Canada here.
If you are located in a PCZ permits are required for the movement of birds, their products and by-products through a control zone.
Questions about these restrictions on imports and affected zones, contact us, we’re here to help.