(Department of Finance)
The Department of Finance is currently reviewing a request for the removal of the customs duties on imports of blends of oils, containing 2% or less of trans fatty acids, for use in the manufacture of food products. These blends of oils are classified under heading 15.17 of the Customs Tariff as edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable oils, specifically tariff item No. 1517.90.99, dutiable at 11% under the Most-Favoured-Nation (MFN) Tariff. There is no rate available under the General Preferential Tariff (GPT).
The applicant claims that such blends of oils containing 2% or less of trans fatty acids not available from Canadian production and that tariff relief would enhance its competitiveness in both the domestic and export markets.
If you have an interest in this request, or are aware of others who could potentially be affected by such action, I would appreciate receiving your views by January 28, 2011.
Tariffs and Market Access, International Trade Policy Division
Department of Finance
14th Floor, East Tower, 140 O’Connor Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G5
Phone: (613) 992-2510, Fax: (613) 992-6761 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org