Food, Plant and Animal Inspections
Be aware and declare

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Declaring is the Law

Be aware … Declare everything.

You are required by law to declare all food, plant and animal products you bring with you into Canada. For instance, you must declare:

Failure to declare any of these products or to provide required permits/certificates can lead to:

Inadmissible goods may be confiscated and disposed of, or ordered removed from Canada. Travellers may also be held responsible for any costs related to the disposal, quarantine, treatment or removal of these items from Canada.

Common mistakes

Many travellers fail to declare items such as:

These travellers may not realize the hazards of food, plant and animal products, which can be or carry invasive species and diseases. However, the risks to Canada's food supply, economy, environment and human health are very real.

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