Export registers and lists

Although the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) came into force on January 15, 2019, other requirements will be introduced in 2020 and 2021 based on food commodity, type of activity and business size. For more information, refer to the SFCR timelines.

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Introduction

Canada's international trading partners often require the exporters or various parts of the distribution chain to be identified on a registry or list, either maintained by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) or by the foreign competent authority (FCA).

Depending on the foreign competent authority (FCA) and the product being exported, lists will often be maintained that could require one or more of the following parts of the distribution chain to be listed in order for the shipment to be eligible for export:

  • Exporter
  • Product (including imported ingredients)
  • Manufacturer / processor
  • Storage facility
  • Harvesting vessel
  • Shellfish shippers

Establishments on eligibility lists may experience limitations if there is an animal disease outbreak linked to the animal based food products they are exporting. Countries sometimes impose specific animal health restrictions on meat and other foods from countries other than Canada which may reduce the ability of Canadian establishments importing product to use which will be exported later.

It is important that these registers and lists be kept current to enable the export of Canadian food products. Amendments may include the addition or deletion of eligible Canadian exporters or changes to the food products these exporters may export.

Changes to export approval lists may be initiated by Canadian exporters, the CFIA or the importing country. Exporters may ask to be included on an export approval list by submitting a request with the supporting documentation to CFIA. The CFIA may take actions to remove exporters from an export approval list if it is determined that the exporter no longer meets the CFIA requirements or those of the importing country. The foreign competent authority (FCA) of the importing country may also request changes to export approval lists.

Get access to the requirements for exporting different food products to many destination countries and learn how to keep up to date with these through our notification systems: Stay Connected.

Safe Food for Canadians Licence Registry

The food businesses on the Safe Food for Canadians Licence Registry are licensed under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) and are considered to be in good standing with the CFIA. The information on this list may meet some foreign country requirements that do not require a commodity and country specific establishment or product eligibility list.

Roles and responsibilities of industry and exporters

Exporters must determine if they meet the requirements for addition to the export list and can do so using information available through the CFIA Food exports webpage. Exporters will complete the supplied application and submit to the CFIA area or regional office for review. Exporters must request removal from export lists in writing otherwise they may be subject to foreign audits from a country whose list they are on. Additionally, exporters must notify the CFIA in writing, of any changes that may impact the eligibility of the exporter and their status on an export list, for example:

  • name changes
  • addition of new products or species
  • changes to production
  • changes to the operator of an establishment

Information by country

A

Argentina

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Argentina

Australia

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Australia

B

Brazil

Fish and seafood

Establishments approved to export fish and seafood to Brazil - (in Portuguese only)
Contact your local CFIA office to confirm listing. All federal establishments are eligible.

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Brazil

Establishments approved to export meat and poultry to Brazil - (in Portuguese only)
Contact your local CFIA office to confirm listing. All federal establishments are eligible.

Milk and dairy products

Establishments approved to export dairy products to Brazil - (in Portuguese only)
Contact your local CFIA office to confirm listing. All federal establishments are eligible.

C

Chile

Milk and dairy products

Establishments approved for export of dairy to Chile - (in Spanish only)
Contact your local CFIA office to confirm listing. All federal establishments are eligible.

China

Fish and seafood

List of Canadian Establishments Approved for Export to the People's Republic of China – PDF (347 kb)

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to China (People's Republic of China)

Milk and dairy products

List of Canadian establishments approved for export to the People's Republic of China – PDF (211 kb)

E

El Salvador

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to El Salvador

European Union (EU)

Here is a list of the countries that are member states of the EU. Please note, Switzerland, Macedonia and Serbia have adopted the certification and import requirements in place for the European Union (EU); even though they are not a member of the European Union.

All Canadian establishment lists (by commodity) approved for the EU can be found on the EU website for Third Country Establishments List per Country.

There are multiple lists for Canadian dairy, egg, fish and meat establishments.

H

Hong Kong

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Hong Kong

I

Indonesia

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Indonesia

J

Japan

Fish and seafood

Canadian certified shellfish dealers and list of leases approved to export raw oyster products to Japan

List of exporters of live lobster and lobster tomalley products to Japan

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Japan

List of establishments not eligible to export meat products derived from cloven-hoofed animals (1) to Japan

K

Korea

All Canadian establishment lists (by commodity) approved for Korea can be found on the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety website for Canadian dairy, egg and meat establishments.

Please note that when searching for establishments, the country must be inputted as Canada in the Korean language.

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Korea

M

Malaysia

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Malaysia

Mexico

Meat and poultry

List of establishments, names and species approved to export to Mexico

P

Peru

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Peru

Puerto Rico

Meat and poultry

See United States

R

Russia

All Canadian establishment lists (by commodity) approved for Russia can be found on the website of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance.

Meat and poultry

Lists of establishments approved by Russia

S

Saudi Arabia

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Singapore

South Africa

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to South Africa

U

Ukraine

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Ukraine

United States (US)

Registration of Food Facilities (under US FDA oversight)

Fish and seafood

Canadian Establishments Approved List for Export

Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List

Eligible Foreign Establishments (Siluriformes establishments)

Meat and poultry

List of establishments eligible to export to the United States and species and processing category information

Changes to the list of establishments not eligible to export poultry meat (1) to the United States

List of US eligible beef slaughter establishments required to report Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) verification laboratory test results in raw beef manufacturing trimmings in slaughter establishments eligible for export to the USA

Eligible Foreign Establishments

Processed egg products

Eligible Foreign Establishments

Shelled egg

Shell Egg Producer Registration

V

Vietnam

Fish and seafood

List of countries eligible to export fishery products to Vietnam (in Vietnamese only)

Meat and poultry

List of establishments approved to export to Vietnam

Information by food product sector

Milk and dairy products

Egg and processed egg products

Fish and seafood

Meat and poultry

Milk and dairy products

Brazil

Establishments approved to export dairy products to Brazil - (in Portuguese only)
Contact your local CFIA office to confirm listing. All federal establishments are eligible.

Chile

List of establishments approved for export to Chile - (in Spanish only)
Contact your local CFIA office to confirm listing. All federal establishments are eligible.

China

List of Canadian establishments approved for export to the People's Republic of China – PDF (211 kb)

European Union (EU)

All Canadian establishment lists (by commodity) approved for the EU can be found on the EU website for Third Country Establishments List per Country.

Korea

List of establishments approved for export to Korea
Please note that when searching for establishments, the country must be inputted as Canada in the Korean language.

Egg and processed egg products

European Union (EU)

All Canadian establishment lists (by commodity) approved for the EU can be found on the EU website for Third Country Establishments List per Country.

Korea

List of establishments approved for export to Korea
Please note that when searching for establishments, the country must be inputted as Canada in the Korean language.

United States (US)

Eligible Foreign Establishments (processed egg)

Shell Egg Producer Registration (shelled egg)

Fish and seafood

Brazil

Establishments approved to export fish and seafood to Brazil
Contact your local CFIA office to confirm listing. All federal establishments are eligible.

China

List of Canadian Establishments Approved for Export to the People's Republic of China – PDF (347 kb)

Russia

All Canadian establishment lists (by commodity) approved for Russia can be found on the website of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance.

United States (US)

Canadian Establishments Approved List for Export

Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List

Eligible Foreign Establishments (Siluriformes establishments)

Vietnam

List of countries eligible to export fishery products to Vietnam (in Vietnamese only)

Meat and poultry

Australia

List of establishments approved to export to Australia

Brazil

List of establishments approved to export to Brazil

Establishments approved to export meat and poultry to Brazil - (in Portuguese only)
Contact your local CFIA office to confirm listing. All federal establishments are eligible.

China

List of establishments approved to export to China (People's Republic of China)

El Salvador

List of establishments approved to export to El Salvador

European Union (EU)

All Canadian establishment lists (by commodity) approved for the EU can be found on the EU website for Third Country Establishments List per Country.

Hong Kong

List of establishments approved to export to Hong Kong

Indonesia

List of establishments approved to export to Indonesia

Japan

List of establishments approved to export to Japan

List of establishments not eligible to export meat products derived from cloven-hoofed animals (1) to Japan

Korea

List of establishments approved to export to Korea
Please note that when searching for establishments, the country must be inputted as Canada in the Korean language.

List of establishments approved to export to Korea

Malaysia

List of establishments approved to export to Malaysia

Mexico

List of establishments, names and species approved to export to Mexico

Peru

List of establishments approved to export to Peru

Puerto Rico

See United States

Russia

All Canadian establishment lists (by commodity) approved for Russia can be found on the website of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance.

Lists of establishments approved by Russia

Saudi Arabia

List of establishments approved to export to Saudi Arabia

Singapore

List of establishments approved to export to Singapore

South Africa

List of establishments approved to export to South Africa

Ukraine

List of establishments approved to export to Ukraine

United States (US)

List of establishments eligible to export to the United States and species and processing category information

Changes to the list of establishments not eligible to export poultry meat (1) to the United States

List of US eligible beef slaughter establishments required to report Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) verification laboratory test results in raw beef manufacturing trimmings in slaughter establishments eligible for export to the USA

Eligible Foreign Establishments

Vietnam

List of establishments approved to export to Vietnam

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