ARCHIVED - Invitation to comment: CFIA proposal for a service standard and user fee for Importer Licensing for the Non-Federally Registered Sector

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The consultation closed 2012-06-29.

April 20, 2012 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is asking for comments on a user fee proposal for its proposed Food Safety Action Plan importer licensing regime.

In December 2007, the Government of Canada announced its Food and Consumer Safety Action Plan (FCSAP), a component of which is to enhance Canada's food safety system for imported food products. The CFIA is proposing to charge a user fee for the issuance of an import license pursuant to the proposed regulatory requirement that importers of imported food sector (IFS) products obtain an import license to perform importation activities.

The draft proposal is available on the CFIA website.

The proposed fees and service standards are necessary to establish a program that is financially viable and meets the level of service consistent with the World Trade Organization Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures.

Interested parties are invited to provide comments through the on-line feedback page, by e-mail, fax, or mail. Comments should be received no later than June 29, 2012 and should clearly indicate "CFIA user fee proposal for FSAP: Importer Licensing" in the subject line. For e-mail, fax, or regular mail submissions, please send to:

Linda Webster
Acting Senior Policy Manager
Canadian Food Inspection Agency/ Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments
1400 Merivale Road / 1400 rue Merivale
Ottawa, ON K1A 0Y9
Fax: 613-773-5695

For information:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Media relations: 613-773-6600

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