Latest update for importers and brokers of organic products – CFIA
The purpose of this notice is to inform you that as of April 2020, the organic import requirements for honey and maple products will be incorporated into AIRS.
Also, starting April 2020 the Canada Organic Regime team will be including the admissibility requirement for the import of organic products in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS), in accordance with clause 357(3) of Part 13 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.
Importers of organic products will be required to submit copy of organic certificate (electronic copy) when declaring import of organic products in the Integrated Import Declaration (IID) database.
Honey and maple products will be the first commodities for which the admissibility requirement will be implemented. It is the responsibility of the importer to familiarize themselves with the new codes and comply with the import requirements.
If you have any questions, please contact the Canada Organic Regime team at firstname.lastname@example.org