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Programs and services for commercial importers
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is responsible for the initial import inspection of food, agricultural inputs and agricultural products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) sets the policies and regulations for these importations and they are enforced by the CBSA at Canadian entry points.
Important notice: Declaring Imports to the CBSA
Those who declare imports electronically to the CBSA should have completed testing and became certified to transmit their import declarations through the Integrated Import Declaration (IID) by January 1, 2019. If you have not already, learn how to become certified today.
CFIA programs and services
- Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
- Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool (ASISST)
- AIRS Verification Service
- National Import Service Centre
- Declaring CFIA regulated goods as Canadian Goods Returning
- Fact sheet: Single Window Initiative – Integrated Import Declaration
- Food and Horticultural Products Import Guide for Trade Fairs and Shows in Canada
- Plant and Plant Products Import Primer
Canada Border Services Agency
- Importing Goods into Canada
- Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises – A Step-by-Step Guide to Importing
- Border Wait Times
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