RCC is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada recently announced the elimination of $48M annually in customs duties on a number of goods used mainly in the production of food. The move is expected to reduce costs for members in two ways – first, by lowering the cost of imported food ingredients for members who make food, second by lowering the cost of other foods made in Canada that use imported ingredients.

This follows RCC advocacy efforts to reduce tariffs for all consumer goods and manufacturing inputs, including food ingredients June 21, 2015 and July 7, 2015.

Next Steps:

RCC will continue to advocate for tariff relief for retailers, including but not limited to food, apparel and footwear. We will continue to work with members and provide updates as required.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact: Jason McLinton, Vice President, Grocery Division and Regulatory Affairs at: [email protected] or 613-656-7903