Imports of turkey and turkey products into Canada are subject to import controls under Canada’s EIPA. Accordingly, an import permit is required for shipments of turkey and turkey products to enter Canada. Under the CPTPP between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, Canada agreed to establish a tariff rate quota (TRQ) of 3,983,000 eviscerated kilograms for turkey. The allocation period for this tariff rate quota (TRQ) extends from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, inclusive. Import permits for shipments of turkey and turkey products destined to the Canadian market are issued to allocation holders under Canada’s TRQ for turkey and turkey products, which is administered by Global Affairs Canada. This Notice to Importers sets out the policies and practices pertaining to the administration of this TRQ, including the allocation, underutilization, return and transfer policies. This Notice also explains how to apply for import permits.
Summary of key dates and access quantity for the 2019-2020 allocation yearTRQ Year: May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 Access Quantity: 1,167,000 eviscerated kilograms Start of Application Period: February 1, 2019 Application Deadline: March 15, 2019 Reference Period for assessing applicant’s eligibility for an allocation: September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 Opening of the TRQ for imports: May 1, 2019 Date for Returning Unutilized Quota: January 1, 2020 (no later than 12:00h, Eastern Time)