Export permit for goldenseal or american ginseng: information sheet

General Information

This application form is to be used for the export of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) which was not grown in Ontario or Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). This is also the application form to use for a mixed supply of American Ginseng grown in different Canadian provinces. There is a form specifically made for Ontario-grown ginseng.


  1. Complete all applicable sections accurately and legibly. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted. Attach additional sheets if necessary.
  2. Ensure that copies of supporting documentation are clear and legible.
  3. The application must be signed in order to be processed. Electronic signatures are not accepted.
  4. Replacement Permit - If is a request for replacement of a previously issued permit, the original copies of the previous permit must be returned before the new permit can be issued. A clear explanation must be provided for the request for replacement.
    • On the application form indicate -No Change- in those sections where the information has not changed from the previous application.
  5. For the permits to be sent by courier, a courier company and account number must be provided.
  6. Allow up to 40 calendar days for the processing of a complete application. An application is deemed complete once all required documents have been submitted to the permitting office.

Submitting the application

Note: The import and export of plants and their parts and derivatives is also controlled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). To ensure that this export complies with their requirements, please contact CFIA toll free at: 1 800 442 2342.

Part 1: Contact Information

1.1 Application Information

1.2 Broker Information

1.3 Consignee Information

Part 2: Description of Specimens, Origin & Legality, and Supporting Documents

2.1 Description of Specimens

2.2 Origin and Legality

2.3 Supporting documents

Part 3: Current location of the Specimen(s)

Annex A: Propagation Questionnaire

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