Chapter 4 - Exports
4.2 CFIA Fees (updated February 2015)

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CFIA Fees: Testing and certification for Export and admission to an animal semen production centre.

Note: Fees may be subject to Government Sales Tax (GST) and in some provinces a Provincial Sales Tax (PST) may also be applicable. Contact your district office for more information.

"certification" means the signing by an inspector of a document authorizing an activity or attesting to the validity of information, no matter who prepared the document.

Testing and certification for Export:

1. Cattle to U.S.:

1.1 Certification

  1. First animal on the certificate - $25.00
  2. Each additional animal on the certificate - $1.50 (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate)
  3. For registered cattle for export to a show designated by the Minister
    For each animal on the certificate - $1.50 (Minimum of $10.00) (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate).

2. Cattle to Mexico:

2.1 Certification

  1. Each animal on the certificate - $2.00 (Minimum $25.00) (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate).

2.2 Testing

  1. Testing of animals by a CFIA laboratory - $4.50 (Min. $15.00).

3. Equine to U.S. and Mexico:

3.1 Certification

  1. All purposes other than immediate slaughter:
    • First animal on the certificate - $15.00
    • Each additional animal on the certificate - $1.50 (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate)
  2. For immediate slaughter to the U.S.:
    • First animal on the certificate - $15.00
    • For each additional animal on the certificate - $0.50 (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate)

4. Porcine to U.S.:

4.1 Certification

  1. First animal on the certificate - $15.00
  2. Each of the next 50 animals on the certificate - $0.50
  3. Each animal in excess of 51 on the certificate - $0.15 (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate)

5. Porcine to Mexico:

5.1 Certification

  1. First animal on the certificate - $25.00
  2. Each additional animal on the certificate - $1.00 (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate)

6. Ruminants (other than cattle, sheep and goats) to U.S. and Mexico:

6.1 Certification

  1. First animal on the certificate - $25.00
  2. Each additional animal on the certificate - $2.50 (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate)

7. Ovine and caprine animals to U.S. and Mexico:

7.1 Certification

  1. First animal on the certificate - $15.00
  2. Each additional animal on the certificate - $1.00 (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate)

8. Sheep and goats consigned to a sale in Canada for possible export to U.S. (same shipper, same sale), for individual certificates:

8.1 Certification

  1. First certificate - $15.00
  2. Each additional certificate - $5.00

9. Poultry or hatching eggs to U.S.:

9.1 Certification

  1. Ratites or their hatching eggs:
    • First animal or egg on the certificate - $25.00
    • Each additional animal or egg on the certificate - $1.50 (Temporary cap fee: $75.00 per certificate)
  2. Chickens, turkeys, game birds, ducks, geese or their hatching eggs:
    • Each certificate - $25.00
  3. Other poultry or their eggs:
    • Each certificate - $20.00

9.2 Testing

  1. Ratites or their hatching eggs:
    • Test performed in a CFIA laboratory, each animal - $10 (min. $25.00)

10. Animals not mentioned elsewhere (pets), animal products, by products:

10.1 Certification

  1. Each certificate - $20.00

11. Correction of Certificate:

  1. Assistance to ensure compliance with import requirements or to correct an export certificate (documentation only) - $30.00

Animals Entering an Animal Semen Production Centre

12. On farm testing of animals by a CFIA laboratory for the purpose of admission to an animal semen production centre

  1. For each bovine - $30.00
  2. For each porcine - $20.00
  3. For any other animal - $25.00

13. Isolation testing of animals by a CFIA laboratory

  1. For each bovine - $70.00
  2. For each porcine - $25.00
  3. For each ovine or caprine - $30.00
  4. For any other animal - $70.00

14. Note: If an account with the CFIA exists, fees will generally be assessed to a client, whether a producer, an accredited veterinarian, or their clinic. If no account exists, the fees shall be paid when the service is requested.

15. Note: A complete list of fees relating to the Animal Health Program can be found on the CFIA Website.

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