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Soil and soil-related matter

Because soil is a known pathway for the introduction and spread of pests, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes and maintains policies and standards relating to the importation and domestic movement of soil and soil-related matter to prevent the introduction and spread of regulated pests into Canada.

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Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste and recyclable materials that contain soil must be authorized by both the CFIA and Environment and Climate Change Canada prior to importation to Canada.

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