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Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Levies Order

SOR/2016-236

FARM PRODUCTS AGENCIES ACT

Registration 2016-08-17

Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Levies Order

Whereas the Governor in Council has, by the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency ProclamationFootnote a, established the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency pursuant to subsection 39(1)Footnote b of the Farm Products Agencies ActFootnote c;

Whereas that Agency has been empowered to implement a promotion and research plan pursuant to that Proclamation;

Whereas the proposed Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Levies Order is an order of a class to which paragraph 7(1)(d)Footnote d of that Act applies by reason of section 2 of the Agencies’ Orders and Regulations Approval OrderFootnote e, and has been submitted to the National Farm Products Council pursuant to paragraph 42(1)(d)Footnote b of that Act;

And whereas, pursuant to paragraph 7(1)(d)Footnote d of that Act, the National Farm Products Council has approved the proposed Order after being satisfied that it is necessary for the implementation of the promotion and research plan that that Agency is authorized to implement;

Therefore, the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency, pursuant to paragraphs 42(1)(d)Footnote b and (e)Footnote b of the Farm Products Agencies ActFootnote c and section 10 of the schedule to the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency ProclamationFootnote a, makes the annexed Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Levies Order.

Calgary, August 9, 2016

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Order.

bob calf

bob calf means any calf other than a feeder calf, a grain-fed calf or a milk-fed calf. (jeune veau)

cull cow

cull cow means any dairy or beef cow, heifer or bull that has been culled and that is marketed for slaughter. (vache de réforme)

dealer

dealer means a person who acts as an agent in the buying or selling of beef cattle and includes auctioneers and auction markets. (négociant)

feeder calf

feeder calf means any beef breed or cross-bred calf that is marketed for the purpose of finishing before slaughter and that has a live weight of at least 135 kg. (veau d’embouche)

grain-fed calf

grain-fed calf means any calf that is fed mainly grain, that is raised in confinement in buildings designed for such cattle production and that has a live weight before slaughter of 135 to 297 kg. (veau de grain)

imported beef product

imported beef product means a beef product that is imported into Canada and classified under one or more of the Customs Tariff tariff item numbers set out in Schedule 2. (produit de boeuf importé)

importer

importer means any person who imports beef cattle or beef products into Canada. (importateur)

milk-fed calf

milk-fed calf means any milk-fed calf that is raised in confinement, starting at a weight of under 68 kg, in buildings designed for such cattle production and that has a live weight before slaughter of 135 to 275 kg. (veau de lait)

Definition of collector

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), in this Order, collector means,

    • (a) in Ontario, the Beef Farmers of Ontario;

    • (b) in Quebec, the Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec;

    • (c) in Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Cattle Producers;

    • (d) in New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Cattle Producers;

    • (e) in Manitoba, the Manitoba Cattle Producers Association;

    • (f) in British Columbia, the Cattle Industry Development Council;

    • (g) in Prince Edward Island, the Prince Edward Island Cattle Producers;

    • (h) in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association;

    • (i) in Alberta, the Alberta Beef Producers; and

    • (j) in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Newfoundland and Labrador Cattlemen’s Association.

  • Marginal note:Other collector

    (2) If the Agency appoints a person under subsection 10(5) of the schedule to the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency Proclamation, other than a person referred to in subsection (1), to collect on the Agency’s behalf the levies imposed by this Order for a province, that person is, for the purposes of this Order, the collector for that province.

Interprovincial Trade

Marginal note:Interpretation

 For the purposes of sections 5 and 7 to 9 and subsection 11(3), if a dealer is involved in the purchase or sale of beef cattle, the reference to “purchaser” must be read as a reference to “dealer”. If more than one dealer is involved in the purchase or sale, the reference is to the dealer who first receives payment of the purchase price.

Marginal note:Levy amount

 Subject to section 5, a resident of a province set out in column 1 of the table to this section who sells beef cattle in interprovincial trade must pay to the Agency, for each head of beef cattle sold, a levy in the amount set out in column 2.

TABLE

Column 1Column 2
ItemSeller’s province of residenceLevy ($)
1Ontario4.00
2Quebec
  • (a) for bob calves

5.04
  • (b) for cull cows

13.79
3Nova Scotia6.00
4New Brunswick6.00
5Manitoba5.50
6British Columbia5.00
7Prince Edward Island6.00
8Saskatchewan4.50
9Alberta4.50
10Newfoundland and Labrador1.00
  • SOR/2017-37, s. 1
  • SOR/2017-100, s. 1
  • SOR/2017-268, s. 1
  • SOR/2017-269, s. 1
  • SOR/2018-65, s. 1

Marginal note:Levy amount — special circumstances

  •  (1) If the purchaser is a resident of a province set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection and the payment of the purchase price is made in that province, the levy is the amount set out in column 2.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemPurchaser’s province of residenceLevy ($)
    1British Columbia5.00
    2Saskatchewan4.50
    3Alberta4.50
  • Marginal note:Quebec residents — sellers

    (2) If the seller is a resident of Quebec, subsection (1) applies only when they sell bob calves or cull cows.

  • SOR/2017-268, s. 2
  • SOR/2018-65, s. 2

Marginal note:Payment of levies

 All levies must be paid to the Agency through a collector.

Marginal note:Deduction of levy by purchaser

 The purchaser must deduct the levy payable from the purchase price and remit it to the collector for the purchaser’s province of residence.

Marginal note:Document

 The purchaser must, at the time of the sale, provide the seller with a document setting out the purchase price and the amount of the levy deducted.

Marginal note:Remittance and information

 The purchaser must remit the levy to the collector within the period established by the laws of the purchaser’s province of residence for remitting levies payable on sales of beef cattle, together with a statement in a form established by the Agency that sets out the following information:

  • (a) the purchaser’s name, mailing address, telephone number and, if available, email address and fax number;

  • (b) the number of head of beef cattle purchased, broken down by the seller’s province of residence;

  • (c) the amount of levies deducted and remitted, broken down by the seller’s province of residence and, in the case of a sale by a resident of Quebec, by the type of beef cattle; and

  • (d) when required to be provided under the laws of the purchaser’s province of residence, the name, mailing address, telephone number and, if available, email address and fax number of each person who sold beef cattle to them if a levy was deducted from the purchase price of those cattle during the reporting period.

Marginal note:Records

 Every seller, purchaser and dealer who is subject to this Order must

  • (a) keep all records relating to the sale – including the records necessary to verify any of the statements provided to the Agency and the amounts of levies paid – for a period of seven years after the date on which the beef cattle were sold; and

  • (b) make those records available for examination by the Agency.

Marginal note:Payment by seller not required

  •  (1) If a levy is deducted under this Order from the purchase price, the seller is not required to pay the levy to the Agency.

  • Marginal note:Proof

    (2) At the request of the Agency, the seller must prove that the levy payable under this Order has been deducted.

  • Marginal note:Failure to deduct levy

    (3) If a purchaser fails to deduct the levy as required by section 7, the seller must remit the levy payable in respect of the sale to the Agency within 90 days after the date of the sale.

Import

Marginal note:Importer’s levy

  •  (1) Each importer must pay to the Agency, for each head of beef cattle imported or each imported beef product, a levy in the amount set out in Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Date and method of payment

    (2) The levy must be paid by negotiable instrument in Canadian dollars and by the 15th day of the month after the month in which the beef cattle or beef products were imported.

  • Marginal note:Statement

    (3) The importer must include with payment of the levy a statement that sets out the following information:

    • (a) the importer’s name, mailing address, telephone number and, if available, email address and fax number;

    • (b) the number of head of beef cattle imported, broken down by delivery destination;

    • (c) the number of kilograms of imported beef products, broken down by Customs Tariff tariff item number, as set out in Schedule 2;

    • (d) the amount of the levy paid to the Agency, broken down between beef cattle and imported beef products; and

    • (e) the date on which the levy was paid.

Marginal note:Refund

 The Agency must refund a levy paid by an importer if the importer proves to the satisfaction of the Agency that the levy was not required to be paid under subsection 12(1) or that the levy paid was more than $1.00 per head of beef cattle or per carcass equivalent of imported beef products.

Marginal note:Records

 Every importer who is subject to this Order must

  • (a) keep all records relating to the importation – including the records necessary to verify any of the statements provided to the Agency and the amounts of levies paid – for a period of seven years after the date on which the beef cattle or beef products were imported; and

  • (b) make those records available for examination by the Agency.

Review and Cessation of Effect

Marginal note:Review of Order

 The Agency must review this Order at the time that it carries out the review of the promotion and research plan required under section 13 of the schedule to the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency Proclamation.

Marginal note:Cessation of effect

 Section 4 and subsections 5(1) and 12(1) cease to have effect on June 29, 2019.

  • SOR/2017-37, s. 2
  • SOR/2017-100, s. 2
  • SOR/2017-268, s. 3
  • SOR/2018-122, s. 1

Repeal

 [Repeal]

Coming into Force

Marginal note:Registration

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

SCHEDULE 1(Subsection 12(1))

Levy Payable by Importer

Column 1Column 2
ItemLevy ($)
Head of beef cattle imported1.00
Imported beef product

The amount determined by the formula

A × B

where

A
is the tariff, expressed in cents per kilogram, set out in column 4 of Schedule 2 for the Customs Tariff tariff item number and class of imported beef product under the Customs Tariff set out in columns 1 and 2 of Schedule 2; and
B
is the weight, expressed in kilograms, of that imported beef product

SCHEDULE 2(Section 1, paragraph 12(3)(c) and Schedule 1)

Tariff Item Numbers and Related Levies for Imported Beef Products

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Customs Tariff Tariff Item No.Class of imported beef product under Customs TariffCents/lbCents/kg
Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled – 02.01
Carcasses and half-carcasses – 0201.10
0201.10.1010Within access commitment - Veal0.6621.459542
0201.10.1090Within access commitment - Other0.1720.379102
0201.10.2010Over access commitment - Veal0.6621.459542
0201.10.2090Over access commitment - Other0.1720.379102
Other cuts with bone in – 0201.20
0201.20.1010Within access commitment - Veal0.1720.379102
0201.20.1080Within access commitment - Other: Processed0.2410.530743
0201.20.1093Within access commitment - Other: Loin0.1720.379102
0201.20.1099Within access commitment - Other0.1720.379102
0201.20.2010Over access commitment - Veal0.1720.379102
0201.20.2091Over access commitment - Other: Rib0.2410.530743
0201.20.2093Over access commitment - Other: Loin0.2410.530743
0201.20.2099Over access commitment - Other0.1720.379102
Boneless – 0201.30
0201.30.1010Within access commitment - Veal0.2320.511787
0201.30.1095Within access commitment - Other: Loin0.2410.530743
0201.30.1099Within access commitment - Other: Other0.1720.379102
0201.30.2010Over access commitment - Veal0.2320.511787
0201.30.2060Over access commitment - Other: Processed0.2410.530743
0201.30.2092Over access commitment - Other: Chuck0.2320.511787
0201.30.2093Over access commitment - Other: Rib0.2320.511787
0201.30.2094Over access commitment - Other: Hip0.2320.511787
0201.30.2095Over access commitment - Other: Loin0.2320.511787
0201.30.2099Over access commitment - Other0.2320.511787
Meat of bovine animals, frozen – 02.02
Carcasses and half-carcasses – 0202.10
0202.10.1010Within access commitment - Veal0.6621.459542
0202.10.1090Within access commitment - Other0.1720.379102
0202.10.2010Over access commitment - Veal0.6621.459542
0202.10.2090Over access commitment - Other0.1720.379102
Other cuts with bone in – 0202.20
0202.20.1010Within access commitment - Veal0.1720.379102
0202.20.1090Within access commitment - Other0.1720.379102
0202.20.2010Over access commitment - Veal0.1720.379102
0202.20.2090Over access commitment - Other0.1720.379102
Boneless – 0202.30
0202.30.1010Within access commitment - Veal0.1720.379102
0202.30.1070Within access commitment - Other: processed0.2410.530743
0202.30.1081Within access commitment - Other, quarters: Forequarter0.2390.527837
0202.30.1082Within access commitment - Other, quarters: Hindquarter0.2390.527837
0202.30.1095Within access commitment - Other: Eye of round, outside round, inside round, outside flat and sirloin tip0.2390.527837
0202.30.1096Within access commitment - Other: Hip0.2390.527837
0202.30.1097Within access commitment - Other: Loin0.2390.527837
0202.30.1099Within access commitment - Other0.2390.527837
0202.30.2010Over access commitment - Veal0.1720.379102
0202.30.2095Over access commitment - Other: Eye of round, outside round, inside round, outside flat and sirloin tip0.2320.511787
0202.30.2097Over access commitment - Other: Loin0.2320.511787
0202.30.2099Over access commitment - Other0.2320.511787
Edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, asses, mules or hinnies, fresh, chilled or frozen – 02.06
Of bovine animals
0206.10.0000Fresh or chilled0.1720.379102
0206.21.0000Frozen: Tongues0.1720.379102
0206.22.0000Frozen: Livers0.1720.379102
0206.29.0000Frozen: Other0.1720.379102
Meat and edible meat offal, salted, in brine, dried or smoked – 02.10
0210.20.0000Meat of bovine animals0.2790.615701
Other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood – 16.02
Of bovine animals – 1602.50
1602.50.1000Prepared meals0.3180.701388
1602.50.9120Other: In cans or glass jars - Corned beef0.3010.663428
1602.50.9190Other: In cans or glass jars - Other0.3180.701388
1602.50.9900Other: Other0.3270.720293
  • SOR/2017-37, s. 3
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