Food exports

Rules, licences, fees, certificates and notices for exporting food.

Services and information

Step-by-step guide

Steps you must follow to make sure food can be exported from Canada.

Exporting to specific countries

Requirements and conditions for exporting to specific countries.


Export certificates for food produced in Canada.

Exporting specific foods

Labelling and rules for meat, fish and seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, organic foods, dairy and eggs.

Registers and lists

Safe Food for Canadians Licence Registry, roles and responsibilities of industry and exporters, establishments approved to export.

General requirements

Rules for processors, stores and most exporters.

Food export notices

New and updated export requirements and the opening or closing of access to foreign markets.

Policies and guidance

Making an Export Certification Control Program plan, port-of-entry violations and non-compliance, export policies.