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Notice to industry – Terrestrial Animal Products and By-products Import Policy Framework

In an effort to streamline and update information, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is launching a new Terrestrial Animal Products and By-products Import Policy Framework, which combines and updates current policy documents regarding the import of animal products and by-products. It includes a general section applicable to all commodities and 14 commodity specific chapters, such as; Rendered Products, Milk Products, Laboratory and Research Samples, and Pet Food, among others. Each chapter follows a general format, with a policy statement, legislative authority, roles and responsibilities, scope and general information regarding import conditions.

The new policy framework will be implemented over the next two years. Industry will be provided advance notice of changes as they come into effect.

Key changes of note are as follows:

For additional details, please read the Terrestrial Animal Products and By-products Import Policy Framework.

Questions or comments about the policy may be sent to

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