Trade Regulation Updates

New Levy on Pork Imports

April 26, 2022

Beginning May 1, 2022 importers of hogs, pork and pork products will be required to pay a new levy under the Canadian Pork Promotion-Research Levies Order (SOR/2021-217), an order made under The Farm Product Agencies Act.

This is a courtesy notice to inform you that your imports may be subject to additional fees made under the above order.  You are receiving this message because our records indicate that you have previously imported pork products.

The levy is effective on imports of pork and pork products as of May 1, 2022.  Invoices for this levy will be issued directly to importers based on import data starting in June 2022. This levy amount is above and beyond any import duties or taxes, and is invoiced separately. 

Affected Commodities: Pork and pork products listed in schedule 2 of the order. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Live swine and hogs
  • Meat of swine and hogs (fresh, frozen and processed)
  • Lard and other pig fat
  • Sausage casings
  • Prepared pork meals

The invoices will be based upon the product’s declared customs tariff item number and quantity imported. The rate of the levy is also found in schedule 2 of the order.

For example, if you were to import 500 kg of frozen pork sausages classified under tariff item 1601.00.90.10, the amount of levy you will be subject to is:   

500 kg x  $0.36/kg = $180.00 CAD.  

This levy is to support the activities of the Canadian Pork Promotion-Research Agency, whose objective is to support the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian pork industry.

Those who trade hogs interprovincially are also subject to this levy.  Further information can be requested directly from the agency.

Please reach out to your account manager with any questions you have about these new requirements at any time by emailing or calling 604.538.1566. We are here for you always.