As a result of that, when we combine both programs, IREP and DRP, there's an increase of 35% since 2001, and that's an impact on our industry. Last year the imports under DRP reached 96 million kilograms, which is 9% of our production. As you've heard, CBSA also increased its enforcement activities, which probably explains a small decline in the first months of 2016. Once again, it shows that when there's increased enforcement, there's a decline in the use of those programs, which provides further evidence that the program is creating disruptions in the Canadian chicken market.
We recommend that chicken be made ineligible under the DRP. There's already a program administered by Global Affairs Canada called import for re-export. It's designed specifically for goods subject to import control. It's well crafted for agriculture, so users could use the import to re-export program. This would eliminate all program duplication and reduce government cost. We think it's the best way for the industry to go.
In conclusion, we think that by closing those loopholes on spent fowl in DRP, this would generate more than 4,000 jobs, $315 million in contributions to GDP, and $105 million in new taxes every year.