Why Are Origin Quotas Important in the Canada-EU CETA?
Products that do not satisfy the main rules of origin may
qualify as originating under the "alternative" rules of
origin for Origin Quotas in the Canada-EU CETA. Under these
"alternative" rules of origin, producers can use more
non-originating materials or ingredients than otherwise permitted
under the main rules of origin. Relying on the Origin Quotas to
export preferentially to the European Union is only necessary for
products that: 1) do not satisfy the main CETA rules of origin; or
2) are not subject to duty-free entry to the European Union under
the Most-Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates.
Information relating to rules of origin for a specified list of
products may be found in:
The Government of Canada is asking for comments on the following
Should Canada have a role in
administering export Origin Quotas (e.g., using export
administration mechanisms, such as export permits, quota allocation
How should Canada administer exports
under the Origin Quota(s)?
Essentially, the Government of Canada is asking whether Canadian
businesses whether they wish to have to deal with two levels of
bureaucracy (one in Canada and one in the importing EU country).
these are importation questions for SMEs involved in exporting
high-sugar containing products, sugar confectionery and chocolate
preparation, processed food, dog and cat food, fish and seafood,
textiles and apparel and vehicles when there is non-originating
materials (e.g, ingredients/inputs from the USA or Mexico who are
not signatories to the Canada-EU CETA).
If Canada does set up an administration, there may be monetary
penalties for non-compliance. Are you sure you want to have more
financial risk and bureaucratic red tape.
Who Can Comment?
The Government of Canada would like to hear from all sectors of
Canadian society and international stakeholders interested in
Tariff Rate Quotas and Origin Quota, including from:
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Other stakeholders, including
industry associations and the public.
So, just about anyone with an interest in these imports from the
EU can participate in the comment process.
While that agreement mandated export measures on Canadian softwood lumber exports destined for the United States, it also protected those lumber exports from the potential imposition of onerous import measures by the U.S.
On September 29, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its first tariff classification decision since Canada signed the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System in 1998.
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