The CFIA Chronicle – Spring 2019
Message from the President and Executive Vice-President
As the new President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), I am honoured to be leading this organization. In the few short weeks that I have been here, it is clear there is no shortage of important work being done across the Agency. As France can certainly attest, work is progressing on many fronts – from our core focus on food safety, animal health, plant protection and supporting international market access to innovating to better position us for the future.
Coming soon – International Year of Plant Health!
Have you heard that 2020 will be the International Year of Plant Health? Plants are essential for life. They feed us, clothe us, provide shelter, are a source of income, and allow us to breathe. That's why the Government of Canada supports the UN's declaration of the year 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.
Throughout 2019, CFIA will work with other government departments and industry organizations across the country to prepare for and promote this special year that will raise awareness of the importance of plant health. To keep up with our activities on plant health, follow us on Twitter @CFIA_Canada.
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CFIA has successfully negotiated an extension to the EU's plant health derogation from EU regulation 2016/412. This extension ensures continued access for heat-treated ash lumber from Canada to the EU, valued at $50M per year, until June 30, 2020.
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