Importing and registering pill presses (designated devices)


This guidance document provides an overview of what you need to do to import a designated device to Canada commercially, including:

  • general requirements for registration
  • Import requirements
  • import procedures and documents

Important notice

All commercial importers must have a business number for any import/export account with the Canada Border Services Agency.

Who this guide is for

  • Pharmaceutical, Food and consumer product industry
  • Individuals thinking about becoming importers of designated devices
  • Individuals planning to import a designated device

In this guide

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Details and history

Published: May 19, 2017
Part of topic(s): Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

For assistance

Contact the Authorizations Division if you need assistance:

By e-mail:

By mail:

Authorizations Division
Office of Controlled Substances
Controlled Substances Directorate
Health Canada
161 Goldenrod Driveway, AL0300B
Ottawa ON K1A 0K9

Health Canada’s service hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm (Eastern time). They are closed on statutory holidays.

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