2013 World Trade Organization Special Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels

Pursuant to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's July 17, 2008, Canada Gazette Notice of public consultations on proposed price and volume triggers required to operationalize, for supply-managed products, the special agricultural safeguard (SSG) established under Article 5 of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture, notice is hereby given of the SSG price and volume triggers for the 2013 calendar year.

In Canada, Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture was implemented through Section 68 of the Customs Tariff and through the Safeguard Surtax Regulations 1995-(1,2,3). These regulations prescribe the goods that may be subject to an SSG surtax and notably include all supply managed goods. Canada reserved the right to use the SSG in respect of all of its over-access tariff items, including supply-managed products.

Section 68 of the Customs Tariff specifies that the Minister of Finance may, on the basis of a report from the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food specifying that the conditions set out in Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture have been met, recommend, by Order, that any prescribed agricultural goods specified in the Order be subject to a surtax, at a rate specified in the Order. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food intends to submit such a report only in cases where there has been a significant and sustained surge in over-quota imports.

Please direct any inquiries to:

Marie-Noëlle Desrochers
Deputy Director
Sectoral Issues and Policy Coordination
Strategic Trade Policy Division, Trade Agreement and Negotiations Directorate
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Telephone: (613)-773-1760
Facsimile: (613-773-1755
1341 Baseline Road (T5-6-120)
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C5
marie-noelle.desrochers@agr.gc.ca

Annex A

Price triggers
Product category Customs tariff item Price trigger levels
Broiler hatching eggs and chicks 0105.11.22 $0.48/per unit
Broiler hatching eggs and chicks 0407.11.12 $2.05/per dozen
Broiler hatching eggs and chicks 0407.11.92 $0.95/per dozen
Fluid Milk 0401.10.20 $1.68
Fluid Milk 0401.20.20 $2.40
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.10.20 $1.37
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.21.12 $1.64
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.21.22 $3.34
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.29.12 $1.44
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.29.22 $2.14
Concentrated or Condensed Milk or Cream 0402.91.20 $2.34
Concentrated or Condensed Milk or Cream 0402.99.20 $1.55
Yogurt 0403.10.20 $1.54
Powdered Buttermilk 0403.90.12 $1.67
Other Buttermilk 0403.90.92 $1.43
Other Products of Milk Constituents 0404.90.20 $1.32
Cheese 0406.10.20 $5.71
Cheese 0406.20.12 $3.24
Cheese 0406.20.92 $3.90
Cheese 0406.30.20 $5.62
Cheese 0406.40.20 $6.27
Cheese 0406.90.12 $2.83
Cheese 0406.90.22 $7.42
Cheese 0406.90.32 $6.84
Cheese 0406.90.42 $4.74
Cheese 0406.90.52 $8.26
Cheese 0406.90.62 $5.10
Cheese 0406.90.72 $5.37
Cheese 0406.90.82 $5.69
Cheese 0406.90.92 $6.03
Cheese 0406.90.94 $7.91
Cheese 0406.90.96 $5.17
Cheese 0406.90.99 $5.36
Other Dairy Products 1806.20.22 $3.24
Other Dairy Products 1806.90.12 $2.84
Other Dairy Products 1901.20.12 $1.66
Other Dairy Products 1901.20.22 $1.54
Other Dairy Products 1901.90.32 $1.39
Other Dairy Products 1901.90.34 $1.63
Other Dairy Products 1901.90.52 $1.70
Other Dairy Products 1901.90.54 $1.86
Other Dairy Products 2106.90.32 $1.22
Other Dairy Products 2202.90.43 $1.28/per litre
Other Dairy Products 2309.90.32 $0.26
Ice Cream 2105.00.92 $2.32
Eggs and Egg Products 0407.21.20 $0.95/per dozen
Eggs and Egg Products 0407.90.12 $0.95/per dozen
Eggs and Egg Products 0408.11.20 $4.85
Eggs and Egg Products 0408.19.20 $1.47
Eggs and Egg Products 0408.91.20 $4.04
Eggs and Egg Products 0408.99.20 $1.03
Eggs and Egg Products 2106.90.52 $3.24
Eggs and Egg Products 3502.11.20 $1.34
Eggs and Egg Products 3502.19.20 $0.77
Cream 0401.30.20 $2.19
Powdered Whey 0404.10.22 $1.06
Butter and Other Fats and Oils Derived From Milk 0405.10.20 $1.49
Butter and Other Fats and Oils Derived From Milk 0405.90.20 $0.72
2013 volume triggers*
Product category Customs tariff item within quota tariff item Customs tariff item over quota tariff item Volume trigger (kilograms unless otherwise specified)
Broiler hatching eggs and chicks 0105.11.21 0105.11.22 24,098,445 (UNIT)
Broiler hatching eggs and chicks 0407.11.11 0407.11.12 13,542,835 (DZN)
Broiler hatching eggs and chicks 0407.11.91 0407.11.92 1,525,410 (DZN)
Chicken, live, meat and products 0105.94.91 0105.94.92 83
Chicken, live, meat and products 0207.11.91 0207.11.92 7,720
Chicken, live, meat and products 0207.12.91 0207.12.92 16,933
Chicken, live, meat and products 0207.13.91 0207.13.92 & 0207.13.93 47,792,720
Chicken, live, meat and products 0207.14.21 0207.14.22 193
Chicken, live, meat and products 0207.14.91 0207.14.92 & 0207.14.93 28,304,363
Chicken, live, meat and products 0209.90.10 0209.90.20 23
Chicken, live, meat and products 0210.99.11 0210.99.12 & 0210.99.13 204,787
Chicken, live, meat and products 1601.00.21 1601.00.22 96,397
Chicken, live, meat and products 1602.20.21 1602.20.22 197
Chicken, live, meat and products 1602.32.12 1602.32.13 & 1602.32.14 13,661
Chicken, live, meat and products 1602.32.93 1602.32.94 & 1602.32.95 11,273,025
Turkey, live, meat and products 0105.99.11 0105.99.12 10,058
Turkey, live, meat and products 0207.24.11 0207.24.12 174,526
Turkey, live, meat and products 0207.24.91 0207.24.92 818,256
Turkey, live, meat and products 0207.25.11 0207.25.12 34
Turkey, live, meat and products 0207.25.91 0207.25.92 52,890
Turkey, live, meat and products 0207.26.10 0207.26.20 & 0207.26.30 1,100,737
Turkey, live, meat and products 0207.27.11 0207.27.12 0
Turkey, live, meat and products 0207.27.91 0207.27.92 & 0207.27.93 2,226,204
Turkey, live, meat and products 0209.90.30 0209.90.40 0
Turkey, live, meat and products 0210.99.14 0210.99.15 & 0210.99.16 14.675
Turkey, live, meat and products 1601.00.31 1601.00.32 22.906
Turkey, live, meat and products 1602.20.31 1602.20.32 0
Turkey, live, meat and products 1602.31.12 1602.31.13 & 1602.31.14 2.501
Turkey, live, meat and products 1602.31.93 1602.31.94 & 1602.31.95 218.167
Fluid Milk 0401.10.10 0401.10.20 6,321
Fluid Milk 0401.20.10 0401.20.20 111,716
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.10.10 0402.10.20 501,250
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.21.11 0402.21.12 31,479
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.21.21 0402.21.22 4,666
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.29.11 0402.29.12 8,473
Powdered Milk or Cream 0402.29.21 0402.29.22 491
Concentrated or Condensed Milk or Cream 0402.91.10 0402.91.20 34,899
Concentrated or Condensed Milk or Cream 0402.99.10 0402.99.20 5,868
Yogurt 0403.10.10 0403.10.20 3,247,685
Powdered Buttermilk 0403.90.11 0403.90.12 411,372
Other Buttermilk 0403.90.91 0403.90.92 101,100
Other Products of Milk Constituents 0404.90.10 0404.90.20 5,018,253
Cheese 0406.10.10 0406.10.20 622,041
Cheese 0406.20.11 0406.20.12 27,957
Cheese 0406.20.91 0406.20.92 882,627
Cheese 0406.30.10 0406.30.20 1,506,518
Cheese 0406.40.10 0406.40.20 1,300,711
Cheese 0406.90.11 0406.90.12 2,382,189
Cheese 0406.90.21 0406.90.22 387,768
Cheese 0406.90.31 0406.90.32 1,464,017
Cheese 0406.90.41 0406.90.42 4,591,167
Cheese 0406.90.51 0406.90.52 181,613
Cheese 0406.90.61 0406.90.62 1,743,135
Cheese 0406.90.71 0406.90.72 3,504,198
Cheese 0406.90.81 0406.90.82 877,456
Cheese 0406.90.91 0406.90.92 407,400
Cheese 0406.90.93 0406.90.94 3,892,912
Cheese 0406.90.95 0406.90.96 735,453
Cheese 0406.90.98 0406.90.99 3,967,904
Other Dairy Products 0405.20.10 0405.20.20 173
Other Dairy Products 1806.20.21 1806.20.22 5
Other Dairy Products 1806.90.11 1806.90.12 370
Other Dairy Products 1901.20.11 1901.20.12 3,971
Other Dairy Products 1901.20.21 1901.20.22 28
Other Dairy Products 1901.90.31 1901.90.32 650
Other Dairy Products 1901.90.33 1901.90.34 7,552
Other Dairy Products 1901.90.51 1901.90.52 16,816
Other Dairy Products 1901.90.53 1901.90.54 578
Other Dairy Products 2106.90.31 2106.90.32 138
Other Dairy Products 2106.90.33 2106.90.34 25
Other Dairy Products 2106.90.93 2106.90.94 267,972
Other Dairy Products 2202.90.42 2202.90.43 249 (L)
Other Dairy Products 2309.90.31 2309.90.32 0
Ice Cream 2105.00.91 2105.00.92 1,000,954
Eggs and Egg Products 0407.21.10 0407.21.20 27,779,431 (DZN)
Eggs and Egg Products 0407.90.11 0407.90.12 14,013 (DZN)
Eggs and Egg Products 0408.11.10 0408.11.20 44,830
Eggs and Egg Products 0408.19.10 0408.19.20 678,378
Eggs and Egg Products 0408.91.10 0408.91.20 136,504
Eggs and Egg Products 0408.99.10 0408.99.20 1,798,977
Eggs and Egg Products 2106.90.51 2106.90.52 1,660,218
Eggs and Egg Products 3502.11.10 3502.11.20 138,407
Eggs and Egg Products 3502.19.10 3502.19.20 1,704,733
Cream 0401.30.10 0401.30.20 542,019
Powdered Whey 0404.10.21 0404.10.22 3,172,610
Butter and Other Fats and Oils Derived From Milk 0405.10.10 0405.10.20 4,516,593
Butter and Other Fats and Oils Derived From Milk 0405.90.10 0405.90.20 275,921
*The current volume trigger levels are provisional. Canada retains the right to update trigger levels in order to reflect any statistical adjustments.
Imports entering under the import for re-export program (IREP) have not been included in the calculation of the volume trigger.
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