Importing food and agricultural products

Food import requirements, permits, quotas, inspections and best practices.

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Importing commercial food products

Importing food products commercially, including importer responsibilities and procedures.

Best practices for importing food into Canada

Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, hygiene controls and food safety standards.

Updates on import requirements

Import requirements for products such as food, plants and animals using the Automated Import Reference System.

Importing and exporting controlled agricultural products

Tariff rate quotas, import permits and re-exporting procedures for agricultural product importers.

Importing dairy products

Grades, standardized products, packaging, labelling, interprovincial trade and more.

Import quotas and permits for dairy products

Notices to importers, tariff rate quota utilization tables, quota holders and import forms.

Fish and seafood import inspection

Fish import licences, inspections, country information and other requirements.

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Understanding fishing practices that violate national laws or international obligations.

Importing honey

The grading, standards and registration requirements for the repacking of imported honey.

Fresh fruit and vegetable imports

Ministerial exemptions, country-specific requirements and notices for fresh fruit and vegetable importers.

Importing processed fruit, vegetables and maple products

Import and interprovincial requirements for processed products (fruits, vegetables and maple products).

Meat and poultry imports

Import requirements for meat and poultry to protect human and animal health.

Beef and veal imports

Notices to importers, messages to industry, quota reports and forms concerning beef and veal.

Chicken and chicken product imports

Notices to importers, tariff rate quota tables, quota holders and forms concerning chicken products.

Egg and egg product imports

Notices to importers, tariff rate quota tables, quota holders and forms concerning egg products.

Turkey and turkey product imports

Notices to importers, tariff rate quota tables, quota holders and forms concerning turkey products.

Broiler hatching egg and chick imports

Permits, notices to importers, tariff rate quota tables, quota holders and forms.

Margarine imports

Notices to importers and tariff rate quotas concerning margarine products.

Wheat and barley (and their products) import quotas and permits

Notices to wheat and barley importers, messages to online brokers and tariff rate quotas.

Organic equivalency arrangements with other countries

Import and export trade agreements with other countries for organic foods.

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