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.
October 16 – December 14, 2021: Application Evaluation Period
December 15, 2021: Allocation of Quotas
December 2021 – February 2024: Installation of New Taps