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The CFIA is responsible for regulating the safety and quality of food, animal and plant health in Canada. CFIA's official Guidance Documents provide the Agency's functional direction to its front line staff regarding their compliance verification activities. They also provide guidance to regulated parties regarding program requirements.

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RMD-07-02: Cereal Leaf Beetle (Oulema melanopus) Policy Directives, Risk Management 2013-11-05 HTML
D- 97-12: Seed potato certification program – Bacterial ring rot testing program for field grown seed potatoes Guidelines for Testing, Policy Directives 2012-03-11 HTML
D-03-07: Canadian Barley, Oat, Rye, Triticale and Wheat – Policy on export to countries with requirements for dwarf bunt (also known as TCK) via transfer elevators along the St. Lawrence seaway and Halifax Exports, Policy Directives 2016-04-20 HTML
D- 98-01: Import Requirements for Seed Potatoes and Other Potato Propagative Material Imports, Policy Directives 2016-12-28 HTML
D- 96-07: Import Requirements for Screenings and Grain and Seed for Cleaning Imports, Policy Directives 2014-02-21 HTML
D-08-02: Pre-Shipment Approval Program for the Export of Grain from Canada Exports, Policy Directives 2013-07-24 HTML
D-06-03: Import requirements for wheat, barley, triticale and rye for propagation originating from the state of North Dakota and approved areas within the state of Montana Imports, Policy Directives 2014-02-21 HTML
D-05-02: Import requirements for wheat, triticale, rye and barley for non-propagative uses originating from the state of North Dakota and approved counties within the state of Montana Imports, Policy Directives 2014-02-21 HTML
D- 98-06: Interim Import requirements of parasitic plants: Cuscuta, Striga, and Orobanche Imports, Policy Directives 2016-04-20 HTML
D- 95-18: Seed Potato Certification Program - Investigation Procedure after Clavibacter michiganensis Subsp. sepedonicus Has Been Detected on a Seed Potato Farming Unit Exports, Policy Directives 2013-05-07 HTML
D-00-08: Requirements to Prevent the Introduction of undescribed species of Phytophthora pathogenic to Alder (Alnus spp.) Imports, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2013-08-13 HTML
D- 96-03: Plant Protection Import Requirements for Cannabis sativa Imports, Policy Directives 2014-08-14 HTML
D- 94-31: Exhibitions - Plant Protection Import Policy and Procedures Policy Directives 2011-08-03 HTML
D- 98-04: Seed Potato Program - Certification of Garden Potato Varieties in Canada Domestic Movement, Policy Directives 2011-08-13 HTML
Appendix 1: List of Approved Garden Varieties Policy Directives 2017-11-02 HTML
D- 95-13: Seed Potato Certification Program – Submission / Refund of Fees for Field Inspection Policy Directives 2012-03-26 HTML
D- 97-08: Production, Maintenance, Multiplication and Certification of Nuclear Stock Class Seed Potatoes Policy Directives 2014-02-19 HTML
D-01-06: Canadian phytosanitary policy for the notification of non-compliance and emergency action Policy Directives 2017-07-26 HTML
D- 95-03: Plant protection policy for marine vessels arriving in Canada from areas regulated for Asian Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar, Lymantria albescens, Lymantria postalba, Lymantria umbrosa) Additional Information, Other Invasive Species, Pests, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2016-03-03 HTML
Appendix 1: Summary of phytosanitary import requirements for temperate fresh fruit and tree nuts approved for entry into Canada Policy Directives 2017-11-10 HTML
D- 95-26: Phytosanitary requirements for soil and soil-related matter, and for items contaminated with soil and soil-related matter Imports, Policy Directives 2014-06-06 HTML
D- 95-28: Plant Protection Import and Domestic Movement Requirements for Corn (Zea mays) Imports, Policy Directives 2014-08-05 HTML
D-11-01: Phytosanitary Requirements for Plants for Planting and Fresh Branches to Prevent the Entry and Spread of Anoplophora spp. Imports, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2012-01-18 HTML
Appendix 1: Host genera of Anoplophora spp. Policy Directives 2013-04-28 HTML
Appendix 2: Areas, territories and countries where Anoplophora spp. are present Policy Directives 2013-04-28 HTML
D- 96-08: Import and Domestic Movement Requirements, Sorghum spp. Exports, Policy Directives 2014-08-05 HTML
D-08-04: Plant protection import requirements for plants and plant parts for planting Imports, Policy Directives 2017-06-26 HTML
D- 97-04: Application, procedures, issuance and use of a Permit to Import under the Plant Protection Act Imports, Policy Directives 2011-12-13 HTML
D- 96-05: Phytosanitary requirements for the importation and domestic movement of non-propagative potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) and related potato articles, including associated soil Domestic Movement, Imports, Policy Directives 2014-03-31 HTML
D-01-01: Phytosanitary Requirements to Prevent the Entry and Spread of Phytophthora ramorum Imports, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2013-08-22 HTML
D- 96-13: Import Requirements for Plants with Novel Traits, including Transgenic Plants and their Viable Plant Parts Policy Directives 2013-05-08 HTML
D-02-10: Canadian Phytosanitary Certification Program for Seeds (CPCPS) to meet the phytosanitary import requirements of the United States Exports, Policy Directives 2014-06-13 HTML
D-04-03: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Policy for International Reporting of Quarantine Pests Policy Directives 2011-12-14 HTML
D- 97-11: Seed Potato Certification Program - Requirements for the Production of Pre-Elite Seed Potatoes From Sources Other Than Nuclear Stock Policy Directives 2012-08-22 HTML
Appendix 7: Houseplants for personal use (examples of eligible and non-eligible plants) Policy Directives 2011-12-23 HTML
Appendix 4- Plants Excluded from the United States Greenhouse Certification Program (USGCP) for Export to Canada Policy Directives 2014-04-24 HTML
Appendix 2: Plant taxa that are Not Authorized Pending a Pest Risk Analysis (NAPPRA) when intended for planting Policy Directives 2016-12-14 HTML
Appendix 5: Presence of soil-borne quarantine pests regulated under directive D-08-04 in the continental United States Policy Directives 2017-05-24 HTML
Invasive Plants Policy Invasive Plants, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2012-02-20 HTML
Appendix 2: Distribution of Regulated Potato Pests in the Continental United States Policy Directives 2013-11-25 HTML
RMD-11-05 : Taraxacum kok-saghyz (Russian dandelion) in Canada Additional Information, Invasive Plants, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests, Risk Management 2014-06-19 HTML
D-06-04: Seed Potato Tuber Quality Management Program (SPTQMP) Domestic Movement, Exports, Policy Directives 2015-10-06 HTML
D-11-04 : Canadian Compliance Program for Grain Screening Pellets (GSP) to meet the phytosanitary import requirements of the United States Exports, Policy Directives 2012-02-26 HTML
D-06-01: Compliance Program for the Export of Niger Seed Products from Canada to the United States Exports, Policy Directives 2012-02-28 HTML
Appendix 1 - Sampling time for stems: days after planting (DAP) before sampling, for some potato varieties grown in Canada Policy Directives 2014-04-24 HTML
Approved nurseries, USDA-APHIS Barberry Certification Program Policy Directives 2017-11-02 HTML
Appendix 1: Counties in the Continental United States which are Considered Free of Apple Maggot Policy Directives 2014-03-20 HTML
Appendix 6: List of Canadian Approved Facilities (Canadian Fruit Tree Export Program) Policy Directives 2016-11-28 HTML
Appendix 1: Summary of plant health requirements for fresh pepper and tomato from countries where regulated pests occur Policy Directives 2014-08-28 HTML
Appendix 6: Approved Nurseries (USDA APHIS Barberry Certification Program Compliance List) Policy Directives 2012-08-22 HTML
D-11-03: Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the spread of Eriochloa villosa (woolly cup grass) and control infestations in Canada Policy Directives 2012-08-27 HTML
D-10-02: The Canadian Grain Sampling Program (CGSP) Exports, Policy Directives 2012-09-25 HTML
Appendix 1: Regulatory status of areas in Canada and the United States for Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) Policy Directives 2016-11-21 HTML
Appendix 1: Taxa regulated for Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth) from the United States Policy Directives 2014-10-31 HTML
Appendix 2: Areas regulated for Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth) Policy Directives 2016-08-29 HTML
Appendix 11: Nurseries participating in the Canadian Nursery Certification Program (CNCP) Policy Directives 2013-09-11 HTML
Appendix 4 - CFIA Approved Pest Free Certification Programs for Phytophthora ramorum Policy Directives 2014-02-06 HTML
Appendix 2 - Areas Regulated for the Control of Phytophthora ramorum Associated with Sudden Oak Death Policy Directives 2015-04-27 HTML
Appendix 1- Plants Regulated for Phytophthora ramorum (Sudden Oak Death) Policy Directives 2013-03-12 HTML
Appendix 7 - Summary of Import Requirements Policy Directives 2014-02-06 HTML
Appendix 8 – Facilities approved under a Japanese beetle program Policy Directives 2017-11-21 HTML
RMD-12-02: Halyomorpha halys Stål (Brown Marmorated Stink Bug) Policy Directives, Risk Management 2012-03-20 HTML
Appendix 1: Areas Regulated for Phytophthora Pathogenic to Alder (Alnus spp.) Policy Directives 2013-08-15 HTML
D-12-01: Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction of plants regulated as pests in Canada Invasive Plants, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2015-07-31 HTML
Asian Gypsy Moth Critical Response Plan
To Prevent the Incursion of Asian Gypsy Moth via Marine Vessels
Additional Information, Other Invasive Species, Policy Directives, Regulated Pests 2015-04-24 HTML
D-12-02: Import Requirements for Potentially Injurious Organisms (Other than Plants) to Prevent the Importation of Plant Pests in Canada Imports, Policy Directives 2015-09-03 HTML
D-12-03: Domestic Requirements for Potentially Injurious Organisms (Other than Plants) to Prevent the Spread of Plant Pests Within Canada Imports, Policy Directives 2015-08-18 HTML
Appendix 1: Plant health requirements for the import into Canada of certain potentially injurious organisms Imports, Policy Directives 2017-08-03 HTML
D-14-01 : Pilot Canadian Compliance Program for the Export of Canary Seed (Phalaris canariensis) to Mexico Exports, Policy Directives 2015-11-12 HTML
D-15-04: Audit-based Compliance Program for the Export of Canadian Wild Rice to China Exports, Policy Directives 2016-09-22 HTML
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