List of propagative plant material and other commodities that require an import permit if originating (i.e. place of propagation) from the Continental United States

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July 15, 2016

All products of biotechnology unapproved for unconfined release in Canada, such as plants with novel traits (including transgenic plants) and their products require a permit to import. See: D-96-13.

The prior approval process and import requirements for plants rooted in approved media (Canadian Growing Media Program) is subject to D-96-20.

Scientific Name Common Name Regulated Areas / Restriction Directive
Abies Fir
(except for seeds)
All states but prohibited entry to British Columbia. D-98-09
D-98-02
L12 (81-06-29) (Contact the CFIA)
Ajania chrysanthemum All states, however must be from an approved grower for California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania and from approved counties for Oregon and Washington. D-97-05
Allium
(for planting)
garlic, onion, chive, leek, shallot All states D-94-26
D-89-09
(89-06-15) (Contact the CFIA)
Allium
(rootcrops for consumption)
garlic, onion, chive, leek, shallot New York D-94-26
Arachis hypogaea
(seeds)
Peanut (in the shell or without shell) All states L6D
 (87-07-06)
QC10C
(77-01-20)
(Contact the CFIA)
Berberis barberry
Approved species only
(See Appendix 1)
(including seeds)
All states (per exporter) D-01-04
Berberis thunbergii barberry
Approved species only
(See Appendix 1)
(including seeds)
All states
Must be from approved facilities
D-01-04
Capsicum pepper All states Plant Health Early Warning System, Issue: 0301
(03-01-09) (Contact the CFIA)
Castanea chestnut (excluding seeds) All states  D-99-03
D-98-09
D-83-01
(83-01-09)
(Contact the CFIA)
Castanopsis chinquapin
(except for seeds)
All states D-99-03
D-98-09
Chaenomeles flowering quince
(including decorative branches, except for seeds)
Must be from approved facilities from California, Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington. Other states are non-authorized. D-08-04
D-98-09
D-94-35
Chrysanthemum chrysanthemum All states, however must be from an approved grower for California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania or from approved counties for Oregon and Washington. D-97-05
Corylus
(plants, except sterile tissue cultured plantlets for planting)
cobnut, filbert, hazelnut All states. Prohibited entry to British Columbia except with an import permit from Alabama, Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. D-00-03
D-98-09
Corylus
(seeds)
Cobnut, filbert, hazelnut All states. Prohibited entry to British Columbia (including raw nuts for BC only). D-83-02
(83-01-10)
(Contact the CFIA)
Corylus
nuts for consumption
Cobnut, filbert, hazelnut cured, processed, graded Destined to British Columbia D-83-02
(83-01-10)
(Contact the CFIA)
Crataegus hawthorn
(except for seeds)
All states. If destined to British Columbia must be without soil, except from counties in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington D-00-07
D-98-09
Cuscuta Dodder (parasitic plant)
(including seeds)
Not admissible from all states D-98-06
Cydonia quince
(including decorative branches)
Must be from approved facilities from California, Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington. Other states are non-authorized. D-08-04
D-98-09
D-94-35
Dendranthema spp.
Dendranthemum spp. chrysanthemum
chrysanthemum All states, however must be from an approved grower from California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania and from approved counties from Oregon and Washington. D-97-05
Exhibitions Plants, seeds and plant products for exhibition purposes All states D-94-31
Frangula Cascara
coffeeberry
Not admissible from all states Plant Protection Regulations
Fraxinus
(plants)
ash (except for seeds) All states except Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin which are prohibited. D-03-08
D-98-09
Gaylussacia
(plants with roots)
huckleberry All states. D-02-04
Growing media CGMP California D-96-20
D-01-01
Hay and straw barley, oat, rye, triticale, wheat Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. Importation prohibited from infested counties. RMD-07-02
D-99-01
Houseplants for personal use See non-eligible plants (Appendix 1) Refer to specific genus D-08-04
Juniperus juniper (except for seeds)  All states D-98-09
D-97-01
Larix larch (except for seeds) All states D-98-09
D-97-10
Leucanthemella serotina chrysanthemum All states but must be from an approved grower for California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania and from approved counties for Oregon and Washington. D-97-05
Lithocarpus tanbark oak (except for seeds) All states  D-99-03
D-98-09
Mahoberberis
Mahonia
Hybrid of mahonia, mahonia
(Approved species only (See Appendix 1), including seeds)
All states
D-01-04
Malus apple, crab apple, including decorative branches
(except for seeds)
Must be from approved facilities from California, Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington. Other states are non-authorized. If destined to British Columbia, must be without soil, except from counties in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. D-08-04
D-00-07
D-98-09
D-96-02
D-94-35
Nicotiana All species Not admissible from all states, excluding seed. Plant Health Early Warning System, Issue: 0301
(03-01-09)
Memorandum
(80/05/20) (Contact the CFIA)
Nipponanthemum
Nipponicom
Chrysanthemum All states, however must be from an approved grower from California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania and from approved counties from Oregon and Washington. D-97-05
Orobranche Broomrape (parasitic plant)
(including seeds)
Not admissible from any states D-98-06
Panax
(fresh roots for consumption or processing)
Ginseng New York D-94-25
Pinus pine (except for seeds) All states D-98-09
D-98-02
D-94-22
Prunus almond, apricot, cherry, chokecherry, nectarine, peach, plum (including decorative branches; kernels and seeds) Must be from approved facilities from California, Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington. Other states are non-authorized. D-08-04
D-99-07
D-98-09
D-94-35
D-00-07
Pseudolarix golden larch (except for seeds) All states D-98-09
D-97-10
Pyrus pear, including decorative branches (except for seeds) Must be from approved facilities from California, Delaware, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington. Other states are non-authorized. D-08-04
D-98-09
D-94-35
Quercus oak (except for seeds) All states D-99-03
D-98-09
Rhamnus Buckthorn
(including seeds)
Not admissible from all states Plant Protection Regulations
Root crops
(edible roots)
(i.e. sugar beet, carrot, chicory root, ginger root, yam, truffle, onion, garlic, shallot, peanut in shell, etc.) New York

D-94-26

Salix willow, excluding decorative branches and seeds All states  D-08-04
D-98-09
No. 001.0
(86-06-16) (Contact the CFIA)
Snails
(for consumption)
live, terrestrial (land) snails All states - Admissible only controlled and restricted species; other species non-authorized D-90-07
No. 018-0
(90-03-02)
(Contact the CFIA)
Striga Witchweed
(parasitic plant)
(including seeds)
Not admissible from all states D-98-06
Ulmus elm (except for seeds) All states but only allowed into Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. D-98-09
D-97-07
QC12C
(77-03-10)
(Contact the CFIA)
Vaccinium
(plants with roots)
blueberry, cranberry (V. oxycoccus) except cranberry commonly used for commerce (V. macrocarpon), deerberry, lingonberry All states. D-02-04
Vitis grapevine (except for seeds) Must be from approved facilities for California, Oregon and Washington. Other states are non-authorized D-94-35
Zelkova elm (except for seeds) All states but only allowed into Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. D-98-09
D-97-07
QC 12C
(77-03-10)
(Contact the CFIA)

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