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Archived - Notice to exporters : Updates to Canadian phytosanitary certificates

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has revised its policy on issuing phytosanitary certificates and phytosanitary certificates for re-export to align it with international standard for phytosanitary measures (ISPM) No. 12: Phytosanitary certificates.

Effective January 11, 2016, Canada will begin using a revised phytosanitary certificate for shipments for export.

Changes to the policy for phytosanitary issuance include:

Phytosanitary certificates are issued by an exporting country's national plant protection organization such as the CFIA and certify that a shipment of plants, plant products or other regulated articles meets an importing country's specified phytosanitary requirements. CFIA is responsible for issuing phytosanitary certificates for Canadian exports. Please contact a CFIA office for more information.

All other elements on the Canadian phytosanitary certificate will remain the same.

Learn more about the changes to phytosanitary certificates and read the revised policy on the CFIA website.

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