Food, plant and animal inspections
You may not be able to bring live birds, bird products and by-products from states affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza into Canada. As the updates are ongoing, check here for the latest information: Information for travellers: Restrictions on poultry and birds from the United States
As of , commercial dogs at high-risk for dog rabies to be stopped from entering Canada
From this date until further notice, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will not issue import permits for commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies. The CBSA will deny such dogs entry to Canada.
For more information: Notice to industry
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) establish the requirements for all food, plants, animals and related products entering or leaving the country. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is responsible for enforcing these requirements as they apply at the border in both the travellers and commercial streams in all modes.
Services and information
Bringing food, plant and animal products into Canada
Requirements when travelling with food, plant and animal products, how to help Canada's ecosystems.
Penalties and fines: Importing goods for personal use
Violation rates, warnings and how to make payments.
Be aware and declare
Products and common mistakes.
Travelling with animals
Import and travel requirements, service dogs, exotic pets.
Protecting Canada from invasive species
Information on invasive species and their pathways such as firewood, Asian carps, wood packaging material, soil, zebra and quagga mussels.
Commercial imports, exports, Safe Food Canadians (SFC) licence, contacts.
Inspections and fees
Inspection types and of associated fees.
Guides, legislation and more.
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