Prepared by Elaine Buckberg.
Import-weighted average bound rates. The pre-Uruguay Round average applied rate for industrial products was 4.9 percent.
Pre-Uruguay Round tariffs averaged only 2 percent, but rate dispersion was high, peaking at 27 1/2 percent on sugar beet.
Under supply management, marketing boards in each province limit production by imposing production quotas on producers, subject to a provincial quota imposed by the federal government. Supply-managed commodities also are subject to nationally-determined prices, designed to keep prices to producers high.
Canada does not publish data on trade in services between Canada and Mexico.
Refunds have begun for duties paid after March 17, 1994, but challenges to the ruling in the United States have delayed the refund of duties paid before that date.
The GPT is Canada’s version of the General System of Preferences (GSP). It includes most processed and manufactured goods, but excludes most textiles, garments, and leather footwear, as well as certain steel products.