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CFIA Forward Regulatory Plan: 2019 to 2021

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stakeholders and government, timelines for all regulatory initiatives will be delayed. The dates in the 2019-21 Forward Regulatory Plan are no longer applicable. CFIA will assess these timelines over the coming months.

In the meantime, we invite stakeholders to submit questions or comments on specific regulatory initiatives by email to

This Forward Regulatory Plan provides information on regulatory proposals that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency aims to propose or finalize in the next 2 years through:

The Forward Regulatory Plan may also include regulatory initiatives that are planned to come forward over a longer time frame. Comments or enquiries can be made using the contact information included with each regulatory initiative.

Regulatory initiatives

Regulatory initiatives planned or anticipated to be proposed or finalized between 2019 to 2021:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Feeds Act

Fertilizers Act

Health of Animals Act

Plant Breeders' Rights Act

Plant Protection Act

Safe Food for Canadians Act

Seeds Act

Regulations amending Several Regulations Administered by CFIA

Recent Regulatory Amendments

For more information

Consult CFIA's acts and regulations web page for:

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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