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2021 Quotas

2021 Quotas

September 3, 2021

7 Million New Taps

In July 2021, Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) decided 7 million new taps will be needed in production to ensure a volume of maple syrup sufficient to support the industry’s market development efforts at home and abroad. On September 2, the Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec (the Régie) gave final approval to the new Règlement sur le contingentement de la production acéricole du Québec, paving the way for QMSP to officially open applications for producers to acquire these new taps. Application period closed on Octobre 15, 2021.



  • The 7 million taps will be allocated in proportion to the number of valid applications received under the Start-Up and Expansion programs, either by random draw or tranche distribution
  • 5% of taps are reserved for start-up projects on public land.
For details, see pages :

Key Dates

Octobre 15, 2021: Application Deadline for Start-Up and Expansion Quotas

October 16 – December 14, 2021: Application Evaluation Period

December 15, 2021: Allocation of Quotas

December 2021 – February 2024: Installation of New Taps