As of March 30, all four provinces in western Canada have designated the food supply and its supporting industries, including processing, "critical" or essential" in the face of the the COVID-19 crisis. The common thread in each of these actions is that businesses supporting the food supply chain are not subject to the shutdown orders or restrictions on non-essential businesses.
Details of each province's announcement can be found at:
Comprehensive Review of TRQs for Dairy, Poultry and Egg Products - Phase II: Extension of Consultations
Global Affairs Canada has provided an update on the Comprehensive Review of the Allocation and Administration of Tariff Rate Quotas for Dairy, Poultry and Egg Products – Phase II.
As you know, the Government launched Phase II of the Review on February 14, 2020 with a deadline for submissions from interested stakeholders of April 3, 2020.
Due to the challenging period we are all facing in regards to the global COVID19 outbreak, Global Affairs Canada is extending the second phase of the consultations and deadline for stakeholder submissions to May 4, 2020.
Please use this email TRQConsultation.ConsultationCT@international.gc.ca to ask any technical questions or provide any input to the consultations.
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