Importation and Exportation - Compliance and Enforcement - Drugs and Health Products - Health Canada

The importation and exportation of health products is regulated under the Food and Drugs Act and its associated Regulations includes Human Drugs; Natural Health Products; Medical Devices; Veterinary Drugs; Blood and Blood Components for Transfusion; Human Cells, Tissues and Organs for Transplantation; and Semen for Assisted Conception. This section provides the requirements, policies and guidance documents with respect to importation and exportation of health products.

This section only addresses the requirements under the Food and Drugs Act and its Regulations for health products. Some health products may also have additional restrictions placed on them by other Acts and Legislation, such as the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its associated Regulations. Where two different restrictions/requirements exist, such as the quantity allowed for importation, the most restrictive or prescriptive will take precedence.

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