Under the Canada Tariff Elimination Schedule of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), imports into Canada of beef and veal from CPTPP member countries became duty-free as of Jan. 1, 2023.

Imports fresh, chilled, or frozen beef and veal from CPTPP member countries (Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam) are eligible to be imported into Canada under the existing country-specific and most-favored nation (MFN) reserves of the beef and veal World Trade Organization (TWO) tariff rate quote (TRQ) or under the provisions of CPTPP, provided that they meet the requirements.

Importers can apply for a shipment specific permit under the WTO TRQ or cite GIP100 on their import documentation to receive duty free treatment.  An allocation under the WTO TRQ, and a shipment specific permit are required for imports made on a non-preferential basis under the WTO TRQ.

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