In May 2019, Global Affairs Canada launched an 18-month comprehensive review of policies related to supply-managed tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for dairy, poultry and egg products. On February 22, 2020, the Canada Gazette published a notice from Global Affairs Canada announcing that the second phase of consultations, launched on February 14, 2020, gives stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on TRQ allocation and administration policy options for supply-managed products. The options presented for consideration are the result of the feedback received from participants in the first phase of stakeholder engagement and discussions with partner departments. The feedback received from this second phase of the consultations will guide the creation of the final policies and inform the decision of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade. The long-term allocation and administration policies for each TRQ will be published on September 1, 2020. Global Affairs Canada (the department) has developed new policy options for the second phase of these consultations.

The Government of Canada would like to hear from all stakeholders with an interest in this matter, including:

  • the Canadian public;
  • provincial and territorial governments;
  • producers, processors, further processors, distributors, retailers, importers;
  • national and provincial industry associations;
  • small- and medium-sized business owners;
  • national, provincial, territorial and regional associations;
  • international trading partners; and
  • any other interested stakeholders.

Participants are encouraged to review the background information including the Summary Report on Public Consultations: Phase I. Stakeholders have until 11:59 pm Pacific Time on April 3, 2020, to submit their responses, comments and suggestions to TRQConsultation.ConsultationCT@international.gc.ca.