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The CFIA is responsible for regulating the safety and quality of food, animal and plant health in Canada. CFIA's official Guidance Documents provide the Agency's functional direction to its front line staff regarding their compliance verification activities. They also provide guidance to regulated parties regarding program requirements.

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Document Name Activities Date modified Type
Animal Products and By Products - Export Policies Exports 2013-11-28 HTML
Export of Game Meat and Other Animal Products to the European Union for Non-Commercial Use Exports 2011-11-13 HTML
Export of feathers to the European Union Exports 2011-11-13 HTML
Export of Unprocessed Wool or other Hair to the European Union Exports 2014-02-06 HTML
Import Conditions of Animal Samples for Analysis or Research Purposes Only to the European Union Exports 2011-11-13 HTML
Explanatory Notes on the Veterinary Certificate for the Import of Products of Animal Origin Into the European Union Exports 2016-01-10 HTML
Export Certification of Furs and Game Trophies to the European Union Exports 2011-11-13 HTML
Approval of Facilities to Process Animal Proteins Not Intended for Human Consumption for Export to the European Union Exports 2011-11-13 HTML
Plant Approval or Registration for Export of Intermediate Products Intended for Technical Use to the European Union Exports 2014-05-22 HTML
Registration or Approval of Facilities to Export Animal By-Products Not Intended for Human Consumption to the European Union (EU) Exports 2014-05-20 HTML
Export Certification of Animal By-Products Not for Human Consumption to the European Union Exports 2011-11-13 HTML
Pets (Dogs, cats and ferrets) - Animal Health Certificates Exports 2017-10-02 HTML
Canadian International Health Certificate Exports 2014-07-07 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Australia Exports 2017-09-21 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to the Cayman Islands Exports 2017-09-20 HTML
Export of dogs, cats, raccoons, foxes and skunks to Japan Exports 2011-11-14 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Mexico Exports 2017-02-07 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to New Zealand Exports 2017-09-27 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Singapore Exports 2016-03-17 HTML
Export of Small Mammals (rabbits, hares, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and chinchillas) as Personal Pets to Singapore Exports 2011-11-15 HTML
Non-commercial Export of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to the European Union Exports 2016-11-24 HTML
Export of Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets to the European Union – Commercial Movements and Non-Commercial Movements of More Than Five Animals Exports 2017-06-08 HTML
Protocol for the CFIA Inspection (BSE Questionnaire) for U.S. Import Permits of Animal Products and By-Products, Rendered Meals, Livestock Feed, and Finished Pet Foods, Treats and Chew Exports 2015-03-22 HTML
Policy on the Use of External Laboratories for Export Testing Exports 2012-04-17 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to the Turks and Caicos Islands Exports 2016-12-23 HTML
Birds – Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2017-11-08 HTML
Live Animals - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2014-07-19 HTML
Bovine - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2017-10-10 HTML
Camelidae - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2017-10-10 HTML
Caprine / Ovine - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2017-10-10 HTML
Cervids - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2017-07-13 HTML
Horses - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2017-10-02 HTML
Semen - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2017-11-16 HTML
Animal Products – Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2017-11-08 HTML
Embryos - Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2017-10-24 HTML
Animal Products and By Products - Animal Health Certificates Exports 2013-05-27 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to the Republic of Korea Exports 2015-11-17 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Taiwan Exports 2016-03-17 HTML
Pet Food – Animal Health Certificates and Sanitary Requirements for Export Exports 2017-12-01 HTML
Certification Procedure to Export Embryos Exports 2013-08-31 HTML
Biosecurity for Canadian Dairy Farms - Producer Planning Guide Exports 2013-08-06 HTML
Description of regulatory requirements Exports 2017-07-10 HTML
Import Permit Application Form - Live Animals, Semen, Embryos, Animal Products and By-Products Exports 2014-05-23 HTML
Validation of Animal Health Import Permits Prior to Importation Exports 2013-07-23 HTML
Biosecurity Planning Guide for Canadian Goat Producers Exports 2013-08-01 HTML
National Farm-Level Mink Biosecurity Standard Exports 2013-08-23 HTML
National Farm - Level Mink Biosecurity Standard - Producers' Guide Exports 2016-08-31 HTML
Memorandum - Approved Laboratories performing RNATT titres for the export of dogs and cats to Australia Exports 2013-08-31 HTML
Guidelines to Export Frozen Canine Semen to New Zealand and Approve a Storage Facility Exports 2013-08-31 HTML
Approval of Facilities to Export Treated Hides and Skins of Ungulates for Technical Purposes (tannery) to the European Union Exports 2013-11-28 HTML
Export Poultry to the United States of America Exports 2013-09-06 HTML
Export of Captive Birds to the European Union Exports, Guidance Documents 2013-09-06 HTML
Registration or Approval of Facilities to Export Blood and Blood Products Not Intended for Human Consumption for Use Outside the Feed Chain to the European Union Exports 2013-10-25 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Ruminant Raw Materials for the Production of Technological Coadjuvants for Food Industry from Canada to Italy
HA2663 Amended (2014-04-02)
Exports 2014-04-07 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Feed Premix from Canada to Algeria
HA 2441 (May 17, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-09 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of treated bovine hides and skins for use in tanning to Argentina
HA 2207 (amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-10 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of furs of wild land animals to Belgium
HA 2273 (amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-10 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of (processed) porcine blood products to Brazil
HA 2330 (amended June 18, 2012)
Exports 2014-04-10 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of rendered fats (beef tallow) for industrial use from Canada to China
HA 2083 (April 8, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-10 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of processed porcine blood products from Canada to China
HA 2140 (amended June 10, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-10 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of ruminant hides and skins from Canada to China
HA 2301 (Amended 2015-09-30)
Exports 2015-10-21 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of sheep wool from Canada to China
HA 2305 (amended June 10, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-15 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of treated hides and skins to Colombia
HA 2206 (amended 2015-09-28)
Exports 2015-10-01 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of rendered fats (inedible deproteinated tallow) to Colombia
HA 2263
Exports 2014-04-15 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of porcine spray-dried blood from Canada to Colombia
HA 2517 (June 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-15 HTML
Sanitary requirements for the export of game trophies or other preparations of birds and ungulates consisting of entire parts not having been treated, intended for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union
HA 2059 (Amended November 1, 2011)
Exports 2014-04-16 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of rendered fats (tallow) for industrial use from Canada to Egypt
HA 2093 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-19 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of fish meal for fish feed from Canada to Egypt
HA 2175 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-19 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of hides and skins of ungulates from Canada to Egypt
HA 2338 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-19 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of processed animal protein not intended for human consumption, including mixtures and products other than pet food containing such protein, for dispatch to or for transit through the European Community
HA 2182 (Amended November 1, 2011)
Exports 2014-05-22 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of animal rendered fats exported from Canada to Guatemala
HA 2742 (October 31, 2012)
Exports 2014-04-24 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of cervid velvet antlers from Canada to Hong Kong
HA 2528 (Amended February 19, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-25 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of hides and skins from Canada to Hong Kong
HA 2611 (Amended December 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-25 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of untreated game trophies of animals other than ungulates and birds intended for consignment to Hungary
HA 2689 (December 15, 2011)
Exports 2014-04-25 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of bovine serum from Canada to India
HA 2659 (April 30, 2012)
Exports 2014-04-26 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of animal feed from Canada to Iran
HA 2710 (May 16, 2012)
Exports 2014-04-26 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of carcasses of lagomorphs from Canada to Japan
HA 2211 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-26 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of fish oil not intended for human consumption to be used as feed material or for purposes outside the feed chain, intended for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union
HA 2510 (Amended November 1, 2011)
Exports 2014-04-26 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of poultry by-product meal, and feather meal From Canada to Indonesia
HA 2085 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-04-29 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of ruminant meat and bone meal from Canada to Indonesia
HA 2376
Exports 2017-08-30 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of treated hides and skins to Israel
HA 2302
Exports 2015-09-09 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of fresh frozen hides and skins to Israel
HA 2303
Exports 2015-09-09 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS) for in-vitro medicine uses from Canada to Japan
HA 2148 (Amended June 2, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-01 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of formalin-fixed or ethanol-fixed carcasses of rodents and lagomprophs from Canada to Japan
HA 2212 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-01 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Porcine Dried Blood Products from Canada to Vietnam
HA 2347 (Amended 2015-09-10)
Exports 2015-10-15 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of carcasses of rodents from Canada to Japan
HA 2210 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-03 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of chinchilla fibers to Italy
HA 2328 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-03 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of finished feed preparations for ruminant feed from Canada to Japan
HA 2256 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-03 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of rendered fats for industrial use from Canada to Japan
HA 2345 (Amended July 26, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-03 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export gelbone for technical use (for gelatine production for photography) from Canada to Japan
HA 2532 (January 24, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-03 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export gelatin for technical uses (photography) from Canada to Japan
HA 2406 (Amended January 24, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-03 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of fish meal for animal feed or as fertilizer from Canada to Japan
HA 2284 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-06 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of Hides and skins from Canada to Japan
HA 2383 (Amended March 1, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-06 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export rabbit furs from Canada to Japan
HA 2503 (September 4, 2009)
Exports 2014-05-06 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of milk, milk-based products and milk-derived products not intended for human consumption for dispatch to or transit through the European Union
HA 2356 (Amended November 1, 2011)
Exports 2014-05-06 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of fat derivatives not intended for human consumption to be used as feed or outside the feed chain, intended for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union
HA 2677 (Amended September 21, 2011)
Exports 2014-05-08 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of flavouring innards for use in the manufacture of pet food, for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union
HA 2683 (Amended November 1, 2011)
Exports 2014-05-08 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Hides and Skins from Canada to Taiwan
HA 2304 (Amended 2015-09-05)
Exports 2015-09-10 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of hides and skins from Canada to Indonesia
HA 2483 (January 14, 2009)
Exports 2014-05-15 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Non-Ruminant Rendered Fats for Animal Feed from Canada to Japan
HA 2285 (Amended July 26, 2010)
Exports 2014-05-21 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of animal by-products for the manufacture of pet food, intended for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union
HA 2684 (Amended November 27, 2013)
Exports 2014-05-22 HTML
Porcine - Animal Health Certificates for Export Exports 2017-12-06 HTML
Instructions for filling the Health Certificate for the non-commercial movement into the EU from Canada of dogs, cats and ferrets Exports 2017-12-11 HTML
Export of Fur-bearing animals, Rabbits, Dogs and Cats to the Customs Territory of Eurasian Economic Union (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia) Exports 2016-08-31 HTML
Non-Commercial Movement of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to the European Union - Checklist Exports 2016-03-24 HTML
Export of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to the Republic of Turkey Exports 2016-11-19 HTML
Sanitary requirements for export of Hides to Brazil HA2919 (2016-05-31) Exports 2016-08-11 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to the State of Hawaii, United States of America Exports 2017-01-11 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to Brunei Darussalam Exports 2016-11-15 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for the Export of Collagen Intended for Human Consumption from Canada to the European Union HA2939 (Amended 2017-07-01) Exports 2017-08-28 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to United Arab Emirates Exports 2016-12-01 HTML
Approval of facilities to export gelatine and collagen or raw material and treated raw material for the production of gelatine and collagen for human consumption to the European Union (EU) Exports 2017-04-04 HTML
Approval of facilities that produce gelatine and collagen not intended for human consumption, to be used as feed material or for purposes outside the feed chain, intended for dispatch to or for transit through the European Union (EU) Exports 2017-04-13 HTML
Export of Dogs and Cats to French Polynesia Exports 2017-05-17 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for Export of Dairy Products (Colostrum) to Brazil HA2720 (2016-01-19) Exports 2017-08-11 HTML
Sanitary Requirements for the export of raw milk and milk products from cloven-hoofed animals not for human consumption to be exported to Japan from Canada
HA2983 (2017-08-29)
Exports 2017-09-21 HTML
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