Wheat products tariff rate quotas will be filled on October 18

The “over access commitment” rates of duty will then be applicable until July 31, 2020

Global Affairs Canada advises that the 2019-2020 tariff rate quota (TRQ) for wheat products will be filled as of 11:59 p.m. local time on October 18, 2019.

Once the TRQ level is reached, General Import Permit No. 20 – Wheat and Wheat Products and Barley and Barley Products (GIP No. 20) will be suspended in respect to the relevant goods until July 31, 2020. General Import Permit No. 100 – Eligible Agricultural Goods (GIP No. 100) will cover, for the balance of the 2019-20 marketing year, unlimited imports classified under the “over access commitment” tariff item number. Therefore, as of 11:59 p.m. local time on October 18, 2019, importers of wheat products may no longer invoke GIP No. 20 when importing such goods.

It should be noted that after the TRQ level is reached, some wheat products that qualify under the U.S., Mexican, Chilean, Peruvian, Costa Rican or European tariff will continue to be assessed at the within access lower rate of duty.

Global Affairs advises that a Notice to Importers with further details will be available on its web site.