2021 Tap Allocation

By its July 2021 decision, Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) will issue 7 million new taps, which is 4 million more than what was announced in June. Terms and conditions await the pending approval of changes to the quota regulations by the Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec. QMSP is confident the new taps will be issued within the purview of these new regulations.

Information and documents are added to this section on a regular basis, in step with the program’s progress. 

Application forms are as yet unavailable. We will provide more details upon approval of the new quota regulations.  

Quota Terms and Applications in Development

The new regulations will modify the allocation of taps amongst expansion and start-up initiatives.

Each applicant may choose either allocation by lottery draw or by tranches of 200 taps. Those who choose the tranche method will therefore be assured of obtaining sufficient quota to start up or expand production.


Operational Plans, GPS Mapping, and Inventory Potentials: The Importance of Preparing Now for Your Application in Summer 2021

Producers seeking new quotas (for a start-up or expansion) should begin preparation of their applications now, specifically by conducting forest inventories and GPS mapping of the areas they wish to develop (in accordance with QMSP forest inventory standards).

Document to be completed by your forest engineer:

Instructions for the Preparation of a Maple Production Plan (PDF in French)


Timeline (Preliminary)

An administrative process will be set in motion once tap issuance guidelines are set under the new regulations. Its probable timeline is as follows:

  • July-August 2021: Production of forest inventories and GPS mapping of areas targeted for development
  • September 2021: Publication of application forms for producers
  • October 15, 2021: Deadline for submission of quota applications to QMSP
  • December 15, 2021: Allocation of quota offers to producers by QMSP
  • December 2021 – February 2023: Installation of new taps


Information and documents are added to this section on a regular basis, in step with the program’s progress.

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