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 where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).
Animal Products to Canada
*NOTICE REGARDING BOVINAE 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. Between September 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, certification of pet foods with no bovinae ingredients or only exempt bovinae ingredients may be certified on the basis of a notarized affidavit from the manufacturer. Certification of pet foods with non-exempt bovinae ingredients must be based on APHIS inspection and approval of the manufacturing facility. 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*
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 - September 2013 (pdf 20kb)
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)
Transshipment (Re-Export) of Imported Ruminant Meals - December 2011 (pdf 68kb)