June 22, 2016
Under the Canada - European Union (EU) free trade agreement (FTA) new or expanded market access will be provided in specific sectors, by way of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs) for European Union cheese exports into Canada, and Origin Quotas for Canadian exports of high-sugar containing products, sugar confectionary and chocolate preparations, processed foods, dog and cat food, fish and seafood, textiles and apparel, and vehicles into the European Union.
On June 21, 2016, Global Affairs Canada opened a public online comment period to seek input on the administration of the new 16,000 tonne tariff rate quota for cheeses of all types and 1,700 tonne TRQ for industrial cheese that will be implemented pursuant to Canada's commitment under the agreement.
On the same day the Department also opened a public online comment period to seek input on the administration of the new Origin Quotas for Canadian exports that will be implemented pursuant to the EU's commitment under the agreement. The Origin Quotas for Canadian exports cover commodities in the following sectors:
• High-sugar containing products
• Sugar confectionery and chocolate preparations
• Processed foods
• Dog and cat food
• Fish and seafood
• Textiles and apparel
All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback, by Invitation to comments by July 21, 2016. For additional information visit Global Affairs Canada's website.