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Importation of leafy greens from Arizona, USA

Please be advised that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be implementing a new requirement for imports of leafy greens from Arizona, USA.

Effective mid-August 2020, the CFIA will limit entry into Canada of leafy green products from Arizona to those handled by shippers that are certified members of the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA).

Leafy green products or vegetables include:

Products not identified above are excluded from the requirement to be sourced from certified members of the Arizona LGMA (for example, Bok Choy and other Asian greens).

If you have any questions, please use the established communication pathways.

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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