Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.
Animal Products to Canada
*NOTICE REGARDING PET FOOD FACILITY IMPORT PERMITS*
As of April 13, 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is no longer issuing import permits for Raw/BARF/Minimally Processed Pet Food/Pet Treats from U.S. origin bovinae pet food facilities. Import permits will continue to be required for other pet food produced in countries other than the U.S. (The exception is Thermally Processed Pet Food produced in Canada which will NOT require a permit to be re-exported to Canada.) Exporters are advised to work with their importers to ensure all entry requirements are met.
*NOTICE CHANGES TO PET FOOD EXPORTS TO CANADA EFFECTIVE APRIL 13, 2021 WITH TRANSITION PERIOD UNTIL JUNE 8, 2021.
HEAT PROCESSED, SHELF STABLE PET FOOD, PET TREATS, AND COMPOUND CHEWS will change to new THERMALLY PROCESSED PET FOOD/PET TREATS/COMPOUND CHEWS. Please follow the new links below.
RAW/BARF DIETS PET FOOD will change to UNPROCESSED (RAW) OR MINIMALLY HEAT TREATED PET FOOD OR PET TREATS. Please follow the new links below.
*ALERT REGARDING CERTIFICATION LANGUAGE FOR CANADA*
Canada - Trade Restrictions - March 2022 (pdf 1.91mb)
Required Language Prefacing Attestations on Export Certificates for Canada - February 2010 (pdf 27kb)
Animal Origin Materials for Manufacture of Pet Food - for Export to the Ukraine (from Canada) - November 2013 (pdf 86kb)
Bovine Blood Meal/Spray-Dried Serum (bulk shipments) - July 2019 (pdf 220kb)
Bovine Serum and BSA for Laboratory/Technical Use - June 2019 (pdf 18kb)
By-Products for the Production of Pet Food for Eventual Export to Australia - September 2019 (pdf 168kb)
By-Products for the Production of Pet Food for Eventual Export to the Russian Federation - December 2016 (pdf 24kb)
By-Products for the Production of Materials for Eventual Export to the European Union under Regulation 1069/2009 and its Implementing Legislation - January 2020 (pdf 136kb)
Dairy Materials (for Human Consumption) Exported to Canada for Eventual Export to the European Union - November 2010 (pdf 12kb)
Dairy products - April 2003 (pdf 16kb)Fetal Bovine Serum Collected in the United States and/or Canada - August 2018 (pdf 45kb)
Forwarding Certification for Animal Products Legally Imported into the United States for Further Export to Canada - December 2017 (pdf 65kb)
Manure or Fertilizers Containing Manure - August 2020 (pdf 118kb)
Raw Glands Intended for Pharmaceutical Use - January 2018 (pdf 177kb)
Thermally Processed Pet Food/Pet Treats/Compound Chews - Effective April 13, 2021
Transshipment (Re-Export) of Imported Ruminant Meals - December 2011 (pdf 68kb)
Unprocessed (Raw) or Minimally Heat-Treated Pet Food and Pet Treats - Effective April 13, 2021