Specific Duty on New Tires — Billing

A specific duty is added to the price of new road vehicle tires (excluding retreaded or remoulded tires) with the following dimensions:

  • rim diameter no larger than 62.23 centimetres (24.5 inches)
  • overall diameter no larger than 123.19 centimetres (48.5 inches)

The specific duty is $3 per tire and applies to:

  • new tires you buy at retail in Québec or bring into the province
  • new tires on a designated road vehicle that you buy or lease on a long-term basis (12 months or more) in Québec

This duty also applies to:

  • new tires you buy outside Québec for use in Québec
  • new tires on a road vehicle that you buy or lease on a long-term basis outside Québec for use in Québec

Purpose of the duty

The specific duty is designed to finance the following three programs administered by RECYC-QUÉBEC:

  • the Programme québécois de gestion intégrée des pneus hors d'usage, a program for the integrated management of scrap tires
  • the Programme de vidage des lieux d'entreposage de pneus hors d'usage, a program for the emptying of scrap tire storage sites
  • the Programme d'aide financière pour les centres de traitement des pneus hors d'usage, a program to provide financial assistance to scrap tire processing facilities

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