CFIA – Automatic Licence Verification – Update for Members.

Further to the November 2, 2023 message we have been advised that CFIA inspectors will soon begin sending out information letters to importers with licensing errors via email.

In the letter, the inspector will ask the importer to review the CFIA’s guidance on importing food with a valid Safe Food for Canadians licence to make sure they declare a valid licence to avoid delays at the border.

As a reminder, if the client does not have a valid SFC licence on or after February 12, 2024, their transaction will be rejected and their shipment will be denied entry into Canada.