IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: No inception date

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On July 13, 2016 leaders of the Canadian dairy-processing industries concluded negotiations over the country's dairy system. Noting that the agreement in principle was to be submitted to industry constituents for ratification, and that its anticipated implementation date was September 1, 2016, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) characterized it as including 'the creation of an ingredient strategy' and observed that ''t'he highlights of the agreement will be made public after its final ratification.'
 
As of May 2017, the DFC had not posted any further details on the terms of the agreement. On September 12, 2016 a coalition of private organizations representing the dairy industries of Australia, the European Union, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States signed a letter to their respective trade ministers expressing their 'deep concern' that by this agreement 'Canada is contravening both its WTO and NAFTA trade obligations and undermining the intent of the pending TPP and CETA trade agreements.' According to these groups, the agreement 'both favors the substitution of Canadian domestic origin dairy ingredients for dairy ingredients imported from our countries, and subsidizes the export of Canadian dairy products to unfairly compete with our products in third country markets.' The groups asked their authorities 'to initiate a WTO dispute settlement proceeding to challenge this Agreement, once its details are announced, given its intended erosion of trading conditions in place at the time Canada negotiated prior trade commitments.' GTA is unable to evaluate the terms of the agreement in principle so long as its details remain undisclosed.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

221 Processed liquid milk, cream & whey
0401 Milk and cream, not concentrated nor containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040120 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 1 % but not exceeding 6 %
040150 Of a fat content, by weight, exceeding 10 %
0404 Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.
040410 Whey and modified whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
222 Other dairy products
0402 Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
040210 In powder, granules or other solid forms, of a fat content, by weight, not exceeding 1.5 %
040221 Not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter
0403 Buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured or containing added fruit, nuts or cocoa.
040310 Yogurt
0404 Whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter; products consisting of natural milk constituents, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter, not elsewhere specified or included.
040490 Other
0405 Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk; dairy spreads.
040510 Butter
040590 Other

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