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CFIA Changes to service fees now in effect for select importers

As of July 4, 2022, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will be making the following service changes at the Centre of Administration for Permissions: Change in timing of invoicing and fee collection To reflect the current costs of delivering CFIA services, the CFIA will charge the service fee when you apply for an animal […]

Changes to import requirements for poultry products and by-products from the EU.

On July 1, 2022, new import requirements for raw fresh/ frozen poultry products and by-products from the European Union (EU) will come into effect. This affects both edible and inedible products, and will harmonize import requirements with the EU for products imported from countries with outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). Additional animal health […]

Customs Notice 22-12: Ukraine Goods Remission Order

1. The purpose of this Customs Notice is to advise of the Ukraine Goods Remission Order, effective June 9, 2022, for goods that originate in Ukraine. This order is being initiated under section 115 of the Customs Tariff. 2. Remission is granted of the customs duties paid or payable under the Customs Tariff in respect […]

Importing e-bikes (power assisted bicycles)

On February 4, 2021, Transport Canada repealed the previous definition of a power-assisted bicycle. Instead, Transport Canada will assess the design and speed of the e-bicycles in order to determine if it is regulated under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations. Transport Canada will regulate your e-bike if it: ● E-bicycles with off-road characteristics designed to […]

Bringing Animals to Canada: Importing and Travelling with Pets

If you are travelling with a pet or planning to import an animal to Canada, you will need the correct paperwork at the border to meet Canada’s importation requirements. Depending on the country of export and the type and age of the pet, requirements can vary. Bringing animals to Canada: Importing and travelling with pets […]

Tax and Duty in 2022

What are duty and tax and who pays them? When a business is involved in importing goods for commercial use from another country, they are responsible for paying duty and/or taxes on imported goods. Taxes are self-explanatory and typically involve GST/HST. While a customs broker can best help you to estimate duty and taxes, it […]

Canada, United States agree on protocol to guide the cross-border transit of animals in emergency situations.

The Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) of Canada, Dr. Mary Jane Ireland and the United States CVO, Dr. Rosemary Sifford, issued the following statement: “We are pleased to announce that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), have officially agreed to implement […]