Effective April 3, 2018, Canadian importers will be required to identify if imported cheese (excluding processed cheese of HS 0406.30) is manufactured from pasteurized or unpasteurized milk. Shipments could be delayed if this information is not on shipping documents.
The affected HS Tariff Classifications are:
0406.10 – Fresh (unripened or uncured) cheese, including whey cheese, and curd
0406.20 – Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds
0406.40 – Blue-veined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by Penicillium
0406.90 – Other cheese
For more information, contact Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs.