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Each day TFO Canada publishes a sample of trade news on the Canadian import market along with any new, updated or changed regulations and legislations regarding international trade; countries in which TFO Canada offers services and on the export sectors which it promotes.


Implementation of CFIA Horticulture Plant List

Monday, March 23, 2015 > 11:47:28


The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing a new approach to issuing import permits for commonly traded plants intended for planting and propagation. Importers may now apply for permission to import all the plants on a new Horticulture Plant List (HPL) from all countries with a single entry on their import permit application form. The HPL is available on the CFIA’s website at www.inspection.gc.ca/plantlist 

For more information (including contact information for any questions), please consult the Frequently Asked Questions athttp://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/horticulture/imports/horticulture-plant-list/faq/eng/1419022153910/1419022198238

Updates to the HPL will be communicated via a new e-mail notification service (listserv) for all notifications related to import permits for plants and plant products. Importers of these products are strongly encouraged to sign up for this notification service. To do so, please check the box marked “Centre of Administration – Plant Import Permits” under the heading “Plant Health policy updates” and click the “Submit” button, on the following page:http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/util/listserv/listbunsube.shtml  

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