Other Government Departments and Agencies: Reference List for Exporters

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To help ensure that prohibited and controlled goods are not illegally exported from Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency assists other federal government departments and agencies by administering and enforcing legislation and regulations on their behalf. Inquiries about these exporting regulations should be directed to the relevant department or agency. Below is a list of some of the most commonly exported commodities that may require permits and/or certificates from other federal government departments and agencies.

Government Department/Agency
Name, Web Address, Telephone Number
Commodities/Area of Responsibility

Canada Post

www.canadapost.ca
1-866-607-6301

Certain items cannot be exported by mail, e.g. perfumes, liquids, perishables, alcohol and tobacco.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

www.inspection.gc.ca
1-800-442-2342

Food, plants, animals and related products
Food labelling
Wood packaging

Canadian Grain Commission

www.grainscanada.gc.ca
1-800-275-4292

Buckwheat, cereal, oilseeds, pulses, corn, mixed grains

Canadian Heritage

www.canadianheritage.gc.ca
1-866-811-0055

Goods on the Canadian Cultural Property Export Control List

Canadian Nuclear Safety
Commission

www.cnsc.gc.ca
1-800-668-5284

Nuclear material, equipment and technology
Nuclear-related, dual-use material, equipment and technology
Radiation emitting devices

Environment Canada

www.ec.gc.ca
1-800-668-6767

Endangered animals and plants
Hazardous recyclable material
Hazardous waste
Ozone-depleting substances
Note: Provincial export permits may be required. Contact the appropriate provincial or territorial government.

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

www.international.gc.ca
1-800-267-8376

Goods exported to countries on the Area Control List and/or subject to United Nations sanctions
Goods on the Export Control List
Firearms, military weapons

Health Canada

www.hc-sc.gc.ca
1-866-225-0709

Controlled substances
Controlled or restricted drugs
Narcotics
Precursor chemicals

National Energy Board

www.neb.gc.ca
1-800-899-1265

Butane, ethane, electricity, gas, oil, propane

Natural Resources Canada

www.nrcan.gc.ca

613-996-0947 or 1-866-539-0766

613-948-5200

 

Diamonds (Kimberley Process Office)

Explosives

Public Health Agency of Canada

www.publichealth.gc.ca

613-948-7988

613-957-1779
1-800-545-7661 (Emergencies)

 

Bodies and body parts

Human pathogens

Transport Canada

www.tc.gc.ca
1-866-995-9737

Transportation of dangerous goods

For more information, within Canada call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064. Long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time, except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.

 

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