In October 2013, the government of Canada announced a change in import duties.



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Inception date: 01 Oct 2013 | Removal date: open ended
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Import tariff

On October 1, 2013 Canada Beef (formerly the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency) began collecting an import levy on the import of beef, beef cattle, and beef products. This is accomplished via an amendment to the Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Levies Order by which the existing levy of $1 per head of cattle for beef marketed in Canada is now applied to importers. Each importer shall pay to the agency, for each head of beef cattle imported or each imported beef product, a levy by the fifteenth day of the month after the month in which the beef cattle or beef products were imported into Canada. The funds generated from the national levy are used for Canada Beef's marketing activities in domestic and export markets. Funds generated by the import levy will be used for promotion and research to grow and support the long-term market development of the beef value chain in Canada.