CFIA Reduces Inspection Frequency for Meat from Particular Countries

Recently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced that they’re going to reduce the inspection frequency of all meat shipments from New Zealand and Australia. The decision is due in part to both countries’ good compliance rates for meats that are imported into Canada.

As of November, 2020, brokers of meat and meat products from New Zealand and Australia can take advantage of the CFIA’s Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool (ASISST) to determine whether or not their shipment will require CFIA inspection. The decision will then be available after a shipment has cleared Canadian customers and brokers have received a notification from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Moving forward, meat shipments imported from New Zealand and Australia will only be subject to a 10 percent random inspection frequency. All of the shipments that don’t require an inspection can be transferred directly to the importer’s warehouse or final destination in Canada.

As one of Canada’s leading importer and exporter firms, the team from Argo Customs understands the many moving parts of bringing goods into the country or shipping them out of Canada. For those who need more information regarding the recent changes in meat imports from New Zealand and Australia, our team of experts is always available to help.

Contact Argo Customs today for your import/export needs!

In addition to the services mentioned above, Argo Customs is also equipped to offer customs consulting solutions. We can provide you with professional expertise to minimize your import/export costs and ensure that all of your activities are in-line with the most current Canadian regulations. These services include things like freight forwarding consulting, tariff classification analysis, NAFTA services, and more.

Additionally, Argo Customs offers specialized services for personal shipments to ensure that all of your cargo clears Canadian customs, as well as the ability to check your cargo status online.

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