The Duties Relief Program administered by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) was not designed for agriculture goods. It does not provide adequate safeguards to address the potential for diversion into the domestic market that is presented when chicken is imported into Canada for further processing and subsequent re-export. Specifically, we have identified the following concerns with respect to the Duties Relief Program:
The Canadian government announced, on 5 October 2015, that dairy, poultry and egg tariff lines subject to the TRQ would be excluded from the Duties Relief Program. Canada’s government must enact this change and ensure that no further damage occurs from the misuse of the Duties Relief Program.
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