The following message is from the Department of Foreign Affairs and addresses administrative changes for certain goods shipped to Canada from the United Arab Emirates.
As a result of the conclusion of consultations held on November 26,2002, between representatives of the government of Canada and the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), members are advised that a two-year memorandum of understanding has been signed between the two countries. Effective 1 January 2003, shipments to Canada of coats, jackets, winter outerwear, mbc ensembles, wgc blazers and jackets, dresses, skirts, trousers, shorts and coveralls, t-shirts, sweatshirts, athleticwear, sweaters, bedsheets and pillowcases, toilet and kitchen linen, and cotton terry towels originating in the UAE will no longer be administered by Canada but through export licences issued by the UAE. These articles have all fibre coverage. The levels for both 2003 and 2004 are as follows:
Agreement item 001: 1.1 coats & 1.2 jackets 250,000 units Agreement item 002: 2.0 winter outerwear 44,000 units Agreement item 34a: 3.2 mbc ensembles,4.2 wgc jackets and blazers 4.3 dresses, 4.4 skirts 150,000 units Agreement item 005: 5.0 trousers, shorts and coveralls 360,000 units Agreement item 05a: of which 5.1 mb trousers, 5.2 wg trousers and 5.3 child trousers 180,000 units Agreement item 78a: 8.2 t-shirts and 8.3 sweatshirts 500,000 units Agreement item 008:.8.4 athleticwear 10,000 units Agreement item 011: 11.0 sweaters 100,000 units Agreement item 41a: 41.1 bed sheets 173,828 units Agreement item 41b: 41.2 pillowcases 140,783 units Agreement item 42a: 42.1 toilet & kitchen linen, cotton terry towels 140,000 kgm
All applications for an import permit for goods covered by the bilateral agreement between the UAE and Canada must be accompanied by a valid export licence issued and endorsed by the competent authorities of the government of the United Arab Emirates.