Industry guide: Importing, exporting or transhipping consumer products and cosmetics for commercial purposes - Summary

From: Health Canada


This guide provides general information to any person - an individual or an organization - that is involved in the import, export or transhipment of consumer products and cosmetics for commercial purposes.

It describes Health Canada's position about this subject within the context of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and the Food and Drugs Act and it may help you to understand your responsibilities with respect to products you move into and out of Canada for commercial purposes.

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Published: September 11, 2019

Updated: September 11, 2019

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For further information contact the Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Office via email ( or telephone at 1-866-662-0666 (toll-free within Canada and the United States).

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