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May 03, 2019

CFIA will simplify application process for plant import permits

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that, beginning June 1, 2019, importers applying for an import permit under the Plant Protection Act can submit their application electronically to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, without having to submit a hard copy.

According to the Plant Protection Regulations, an importer must obtain a Permit to Import before a regulated commodity is permitted to enter Canada.

The CFIA says that removing the hard-copy requirement makes the electronic application process easier, faster and cheaper, and reduces the administrative burden.

Link: CFIA Notice to industry – Simplified plant import permit application process

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