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foodThe Issue:

The Canadian Government is holding consultations on the potential elimination of duty on certain food manufacturing ingredients. They have invited interested parties to submit their views on the subject.  


Duty on ingredients increases the production costs for Canadian food manufacturers which in turn affects their competitiveness in Canada and abroad.

What Products are being considered?

The products range from fresh, prepared and dried vegies, fresh and dried fruits, spices, juices, cereals, breads, flours, fats, oils, sugars, pasta, yeasts, vinegars, Etc.  Click here for a  complete list of products.

What do you need to do?

  • You have an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed tariff elimination.  Cole’s Consulting Department can assist you in this regard, by preparing a professionally crafted submission, complete with justification for the same. 

  • Cole’s Consulting Department can prepare an analysis of your import transactions against the proposed commodities to identify potential savings to be realized.

  • You can submit suggestions for additional products to be added to the proposed list. Our Consulting Department can analyze your import transactions to assist in identifying those products.

Due Date & Information Required:

June 21/16 is the due date for submissions. They must be in writing and must contain specific information as dictated by the Department of Finance. 

Contact Information:

Cheryl Murphy – National Consulting Manager 905-672-6255

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