The federal government is inviting public input on the planned elimination of tariffs applied to
used by Canadian food manufacturers. It is hoped that the tariff cuts will help reduce the cost of production for Canadian food manufacturers. Tariff elimination would apply to all tariffs listed in
All tariffs of
of the Customs Tariff will also be eliminated, but only when used in Canadian manufacturing.
The tariff items in Table 1 have been selected based on the following factors:
- Goods covered by these tariff items are used in agri-food processing;
- Eliminating the tariff on these goods will reduce production costs for Canadian industry; and
- There is interest from stakeholders in eliminating MFN tariffs on some of these goods to enhance competitiveness.
Submissions should be sent directly to the International Trade Policy Division (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: 613-369-4024) or the Tariff and Trade Policy Section, Department of Finance (Telephone: 613-369-4034 or 613-369-4075) by June 21, 2016.
For more information, please call Brian Rowe, General Manager – Customs Consulting Services at (905) 882-4880.