European Union tariffs to be eliminated

Glacier FarmMedia Special Report

Upon ratification, EU tariffs will be eliminated on:

  • Durum and high-quality common wheat (currently set at a maximum $190/tonne and $122/tonne, respectively);
  • Fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, including fresh cherries (EU seasonal tariffs currently reach as high as 12 per cent), fresh apples (EU seasonal tariffs reaching as high as nine per cent), and frozen blueberries (the EU tariffs of 3.2 per cent to 14.4 per cent are not currently applied);
  • Processed fruits and vegetables, including sweetened, dried cranberries (EU tariffs of 17.6 per cent) and frozen potato products, such as french fries (EU tariffs of 14.4 per cent to 17.6 per cent);
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  • Oils, including canola oil (EU tariffs of 3.2 per cent to 9.6 per cent);
  • Processed products, including cat and dog food (EU tariffs as high as $1,218/ tonne), and miscellaneous food preparations (EU tariffs that start at 12.8 per cent);
  • Other grains, including oats (EU tariffs of $114/tonne), barley and rye (EU tariffs of up to $120/tonne), and low- to medium-quality common wheat (EU tariffs of up to $122/tonne);
  • Maple syrup (EU tariffs of eight per cent);
  • Processed pulses and grains, which include baked goods, pulse flour, meal and powder (EU tariffs start at 7.7 per cent);
  • Other products, such as mushrooms, potatoes, peas, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries, as well as processed products such as jams, jellies and juices, fruit and nut bars, yeasts, mixed seasonings and condiments, sugar confectionery, chocolates and mixes and doughs

Source: AAFC

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