D-01-07: Canadian phytosanitary import requirements for fresh citrus and tropical fruits
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Effective date: October 3, 2014
This directive provides the general policy for importation of fresh citrus and tropical fruits.
This directive has been revised to make administrative changes only. The requirements have not changed.
Table of contents
- Definitions, abbreviations and acronyms
- 1.0 General requirements
- 2.0 Specific requirements
- 3.0 Non-compliance
This directive will be updated as required. For further information or clarification, please contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Chief Plant Health Officer
The CFIA considers that fresh citrus and tropical fruit pose a relatively low risk for the entry of pests of quarantine concern for Canada.
This directive is intended for the use of CFIA staff, Canada Border Services Agency staff, National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) of exporting countries and any individual or company intending to import fresh citrus and tropical fruits from any country into Canada.
This directive supersedes all previous versions of directive D-01-07.
Definitions, abbreviations and acronyms
Definitions for terms used in the present document can be found in the Plant Health Glossary of Terms.
1.0 General requirements
1.1 Legislative authority
Plant Protection Act, S.C. 1990, c. 22
Plant Protection Regulations, SOR/95-212
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, Canada Gazette: Part I (as amended from time to time)
The CFIA charges fees in accordance with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice. For information regarding fees associated with imported product, please contact the National Import Service Centre (NISC). Anyone requiring other information regarding fees may contact any local CFIA office or visit our Fees Notice website.
Fresh citrus and tropical fruits.
Examples of citrus or tropical fruits: avocados, bananas, coconuts, grapefruit, jackfruit, lemons, lichees, limes, longans, mangoes, oranges, papayas, pineapples.
1.4 Regulated areas
2.0 Specific requirements
Certain tropical fruits, such as mangoes and lychees, from certain origins are regulated for Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth). Please see directive D-07-03: Phytosanitary Import Requirements to Prevent the Entry of Epiphyas postvittana (light brown apple moth) or the CFIA's Automated Import Reference System for details.
For all other citrus and tropical fruits from all other origins, a Phytosanitary Certificate or a Permit to Import are not required.
All shipments must be free from soil, soil-related matter, pests, leaves and plant debris.
Imported consignments may be inspected by the CFIA and must meet all requirements when they reach first point of arrival in Canada. Products that are found to be infested with pests of quarantine concern or are otherwise non-compliant will be refused entry to Canada, and must be removed from the country or destroyed. Infested shipments may be ordered treated prior to disposal to prevent the spread of pests. The importer is responsible for all costs relating to treatment, disposal or removal of the products. The CFIA will advise the NPPO of the country of origin of any non-compliance with any conditions outlined in this directive as per directive D-01-06: Canadian phytosanitary policy for the notification of non-compliance and emergency action.
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