Message to industry: Wheat products tariff rate quota (TRQ) – Quota will be filled on November 4, 2023

Issued by Global Affairs Canada on October 6, 2023

Global Affairs Canada has issued a message relating to imports of wheat products with the following Customs Tariff headings: 11.01, 11.03, 11.04, 11.08, 11.09, 19.01, 19.02, 19.04, 19.05, and 23.02.

The purpose of the message is to inform importers of wheat products that the 2023-2024 Wheat Products tariff rate quota will be filled as of 20:59 p.m. Ottawa time (EST) on November 4, 2023, and that the “within access commitment” tariff items will be closed at that time.

Key Takeaways

  • The wheat products tariff rate quota (TRQ) will be filled on November 4, 2023.
  • Consequently, November 4, 2023 (at 20:59 p.m. Ottawa time EST) will be the cut-off date for accounting for imports of all wheat products classified under a “within access commitment” tariff item number.
  • All imports of wheat products accounted for after the cut-off date and time will be classified at the “over access commitment” tariff item number, even if they were imported (or imported and released) before the quota has been filled.
  • After the TRQ level is reached, some wheat products that qualify under the U.S., Mexican, Chilean, Peruvian, Costa Rican, European, or United Kingdom’s tariff will continue to be assessed at the “within access” lower rate of duty.

Helpful Links

A Notice to Importers explaining this action is available on the Government of Canada website:

Notices – No. 1072 – Wheat, Barley and their Products

More Information

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