Import Permit section of the Animal Products Policy takes effect September 30, 2020
Starting September 30, 2020, section 8.1 “Import permit” from the Terrestrial animal products and by-products: Import policy framework comes into effect. This change is not expected to impact import conditions or international trade.
Refer to the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to obtain the current Animal Health import conditions.
General Import Requirements
Import permit (in effect as of September 30, 2020)
An import permit is a legal document issued under section 160 of the Health of Animals Regulations whereby the importer is required to comply with all conditions stipulated within it in order to import the commodity into Canada. An import permit is issued by the CFIA to the importer, specifying the importer’s obligations and outlining the import requirements. Import permits cannot be issued after the commodity has arrived in Canada.
Note: Templates of import conditions, as they become available, may also be posted on the Import Policies – Animal Products and By-Products page of the CFIA website.
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