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The consultation closed 2013-02-21.
Summary of Stakeholder Comments and CFIA Responses

December 13, 2012— The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is inviting comments on a user fee proposal for Destination Inspection Service (DIS).

Destination inspection is a quality-based inspection of fresh fruits and vegetables. The results of these inspections help settle commercial disputes, primarily between sellers and purchasers of fresh produce. The proposal sets out revised fees that would be introduced on April 1, 2013.

The proposal pertains to the final year of a three-year phase-in approach to fully cost recover the DIS program. Current user fees are set to recover 75% of total program costs.

ServiceCurrent User Fee
FY 2012-13
Proposed User Fee
FY 2013-14
Inspection Services (Condition/ quality inspections or witnessing of destruction/ disposal) $145.00/hr $190.00/hr
Call-out fee per inspection $50.00 $50.00
Cancellation of inspection services request after an inspector has been dispatched $70.00 $70.00

The CFIA is committed to reviewing fees every five years or more frequently if necessary. The CFIA proposes to keep fees at the FY2013-14 level until the next review is completed.

For questions related to DIS, please contact:

Shelley Ippolito
Director, Destination Inspection Service
Tel: (613) 773-8130
Email: Shelley.Ippolito@inspection.gc.ca

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