ARCHIVED - Notice to exporters : Updates to Canadian phytosanitary certificates
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has revised its policy on issuing phytosanitary certificates and phytosanitary certificates for re-export to align it with international standard for phytosanitary measures (ISPM) No. 12: Phytosanitary certificates.
Effective January 11, 2016, Canada will begin using a revised phytosanitary certificate for shipments for export.
Changes to the policy for phytosanitary issuance include:
- Updating certificate headings to ensure consistency with language used by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC),
- Removing the optional clause on the certifying statement of the phytosanitary certificate, and
- Adding the ability to include additional phytosanitary information in the certificate to facilitate subsequent re-export certification.
Phytosanitary certificates are issued by an exporting country's national plant protection organization such as the CFIA and certify that a shipment of plants, plant products or other regulated articles meets an importing country's specified phytosanitary requirements. CFIA is responsible for issuing phytosanitary certificates for Canadian exports. Please contact a CFIA office for more information.
All other elements on the Canadian phytosanitary certificate will remain the same.
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