SFCR Import License for Food – Coming into force January 15, 2019

Nov 20, 2018

Importers will require a licence from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to import food into Canada.  Depending on the food commodity you are importing, the import licence requirements will apply as of January 15, 2019.  To find out if you require a licence refer to the Licensing Interactive Tool link  https://na1se.voxco.com/SE/93/SFCR_licence/?&lang=en and the Timelines resources link http://inspection.gc.ca/food/sfcr/timelines/eng/1528199762125/1528199763186 on the CFIA website.  You may consider starting the process now by creating an account on My CFIA, http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/my-cfia/eng/1482204298243/1482204318353

Additional information on the SFCR for importers is available on the CFIA website http://inspection.gc.ca/food/sfcr/imports/eng/1526656151226/1526656151476 or you may call 1-800-442-2342.

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