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Upcoming January 15, 2019 Safe Food For Canadians Regulations Licence (SFCR)

This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be updating the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to include the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) licence requirement for the food commodities that will require a SFCR licence on January 15, 2019.

For more information regarding the HS codes being changed, see Changes to harmonized system (HS) codes.

To find out if and when you need a licence, refer to the licencing interactive tool and the SFCR timelines resources on the CFIA website.

If you have questions, fill out our feedback form or call 1-800.442.2342.

Once you have obtained your SFCR licence, please advise the service group.