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
1 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 means a person who acts as an agent in the buying or selling of beef cattle and includes auctioneers and auction markets. (négociant)
- fed cattle
fed cattle means finished cattle that are raised for the purpose of meat production and are destined for immediate slaughter. (bovin d’abattage)
- 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 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)
- SOR/2018-190, s. 1
Definition of collector
(a) in Ontario, the Beef Farmers of Ontario or the Veal 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.
- SOR/2020-152, s. 1
3 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
4 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.
|Column 1||Column 2|
|Item||Seller’s province of residence||Levy ($)|
|7||Prince Edward Island||6.00|
|10||Newfoundland and Labrador||1.00|
- SOR/2017-37, s. 1
- SOR/2017-100, s. 1
- SOR/2017-268, s. 1
- SOR/2017-269, s. 1
- SOR/2018-65, s. 1
- SOR/2018-190, s. 2
- SOR/2019-10, s. 1
- SOR/2019-337, s. 1
Marginal note:Levy amount — special circumstances
5 (1) If the purchaser is a resident of a province set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection and the payment of the purchase price is made in that province, the levy is the amount set out in column 2.
Column 1 Column 2 Item Purchaser’s province of residence Levy ($) 1 British Columbia 5.00 2 Saskatchewan 4.50 3 Alberta 4.50
Marginal note:Quebec residents — sellers
(2) If the seller is a resident of Quebec, subsection (1) applies only when they sell bob calves, cull cows or fed cattle.
- SOR/2017-268, s. 2
- SOR/2018-65, s. 2
- SOR/2018-190, s. 3
Marginal note:Payment of levies
6 All levies must be paid to the Agency through a collector.
Marginal note:Deduction of levy by purchaser
7 The purchaser must deduct the levy payable from the purchase price and remit it to the collector for the purchaser’s province of residence.
8 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
9 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.
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