Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.21E:
Guideline for the Importation and/or Release of Unlicensed Veterinary Biologics for Research or Emergency Use

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The Canadian Centre for Veterinary Biologics (CCVB) of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for licensing veterinary biologics in Canada and for regulating their importation, release, and use.

Under certain special circumstances, Canadian veterinarians may apply for the CCVB's permission to obtain a veterinary biologic that is unlicensed in Canada, for use under their supervision in research or in emergency situations. For product manufactured within Canada, the CCVB issues a Permit to Release Veterinary Biologics, authorizing the transfer of the product from the manufacturer to the veterinarian, and its use by the veterinarian. For product manufactured in a foreign country, importation for restricted use under veterinary supervision is authorized by issuing a Permit to Import Veterinary Biologics to the veterinarian.

To apply for the CCVB's permission to obtain an unlicensed veterinary biologic manufactured in Canada, refer to Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.21.1E: Guideline for the Release of Unlicensed Veterinary Biologics Manufactured in Canada.

To apply for the CCVB's permission to obtain an unlicensed veterinary biologic manufactured in a foreign country, refer to Veterinary Biologics Guideline 3.21.2E: Guideline for the Importation of Unlicensed Veterinary Biologics Manufactured in a Foreign Country.

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