Importers are responsible for ensuring that every Health Product imported is compliant with the requirements of the Food and Drugs Act and its Regulations prior to importation into Canada. Importers must also obtain or possess required licenses, permits or documents as required by the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. In some circumstances these documents should accompany the shipment to facilitate the importation. For example, a copy of the establishment license, a copy of the site licenses, a No Objection Letter for clinical trial drugs, or a Letter of Authorization under the Special Access Program.
Border officers are not required to verify, validate, stamp, or return any permits or licenses for health products on behalf of Health Canada.