Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, 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 animal or 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 15, 2015, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is no longer issuing import permits for shelf-stable, heat processed pet foods and treats from U.S. origin bovinae pet food facilities. Import permits will continue to be required for other pet food commodities, such as raw (BARF) diets. Exporters are advised to work with their importers to ensure all entry requirements are met.
*NOTICE REGARDING EXPORTS OF U.S. ORIGIN, HEAT-PROCESSED PET FOODS, TREATS & COMPOUND CHEWS TO CANADA*
All U.S. origin, heat-processed, shelf stable pet foods, treats, and compound chews shipped to Canada on or after September 1, 2015, must be certified for export to Canada by APHIS/Veterinary Services. As of July 1, 2016, all U.S. origin, heat-processed, shelf-stable pet foods, treats and compound chews must be certified for export to Canada by APHIS/VS on the basis of APHIS inspection and approval of the manufacturing facilities. Please follow link entitled “Pet Foods, Treats, Compound Chews – Heat-Processed, Shelf-Stable Products” for needed documents and guidance.
*ALERT REGARDING CERTIFICATION LANGUAGE FOR CANADA*
Canada - Trade Restrictions - March 2019 (pdf 265kb)
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)
By-Products for the Production of Petfood 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 - June 2011 (pdf 39kb)
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)Inedible Bovine Blood - October 2017 (pdf 15kb)
Manure or Fertilizers Containing Manure - October 2018 (pdf 44kb)
Raw Glands Intended for Pharmaceutical Use - January 2018 (pdf 177kb)
Spray-Dried Porcine Plasma - February 2018 (pdf 80kb)
Transshipment (Re-Export) of Imported Ruminant Meals - December 2011 (pdf 68kb)