Import Reference Document (As referenced in the Health of Animals Regulations)

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AHPD-DSAE-IE-2002-3-4
Prepared: January 25, 2007

Please note: This document is a subset of the Health of Animals Regulations. Any changes to this document must go through a full official regulatory amendment process.

Introduction

Part I - Equivalent Risk Areas

Part II - Low Risk Areas

Part III - Undesignated Areas

  1. Domestic cats
  2. Domestic dogs
  3. General Import Requirements - US Animals
  4. Canadian Animals Returning to Canada from the US
  5. Animals Imported for Immediate Slaughter
  6. Ferrets
  7. Swine
  8. Equines Page
  9. Poultry Page
  10. Pigeons
  11. Ostriches
  12. Hatching Eggs
  13. Birds of the Parrot family and Song Birds
  14. Removed
  15. Ruminants
  16. Removed
  17. Feeder Calves
  18. Removed
  19. Removed
  20. Removed
  21. Foxes, Skunks, Raccoons, Corsacs, Fennecs
  22. Turtles and Tortoises
  23. Non-Human Primates
  24. Elephants
    24.1 Honeybees
  25. Other Animals not Elsewhere Specified or Included
  26. Semen
  27. Embryos and Oocytes

Part IV - Non-compliance


Introduction

Sections 11 and 12 of the Health of Animals Regulations prohibit the importation of regulated animals and germplasm from any country except in accordance with either (a) a permit issued by the Minister, or (b) the provisions set out in section 12 of the Regulations and in this document.

The definitions in the Health of Animals Act and Health of Animals Regulations apply in this Import Reference Document.

In this Document:

"equivalent disease status" means, in respect of a species of regulated animal, a status within an area for a disease for that species that is equivalent to the status for that disease for that species in Canada. (Statut zoosanitaire équivalent).

"Regulations" means the Health of Animals Regulations made under the Health of Animals Act.

Part I - Equivalent Risk Areas

In this document, an area will be identified as an equivalent risk area for a specified species of a regulated animal if an evaluation by the CFIA shows that the importation of a regulated animal of that species from that area would pose only a negligible risk of any disease to which the species is susceptible, or that can be transmitted by an animal of that species, being introduced into Canada or being spread within Canada.

No areas are so designated at this time.

Part II - Low Risk Areas

In this document, an area will be identified as a low risk area for a specified species of a regulated animal if an evaluation by the CFIA shows that the importation of a regulated animal of that species from that area, with conditions being imposed on the importation, would pose at most a very low risk of any disease to which the species is susceptible, or that can be transmitted by an animal of that species, being introduced into Canada or being spread within Canada.

No areas are so designated at this time.

Part III - Undesignated Areas

The world is an undesignated area for regulated animals

1. Domestic cats

(1) Domestic cats less than three (3) months of age are not subject to any restrictions for importation.

(2) Domestic cats three (3) months of age or over may be imported if the animal is accompanied at the time of importation by a veterinarian's certificate, in English or French, that clearly identifies the animal and indicates that:

  1. the animal is currently vaccinated against rabies, or
  2. the animal is being imported from a country designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations (Rabies-free country) in which it was living during the six (6) month period immediately before the date of entry, or
  3. the animal has a Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test (RNATT) resulting in a titre of at least 0.5 IU/ml, taken at least 30 days after any prior rabies vaccination. The animal must be properly identified on the laboratory report and the lab report must accompany the animal.

(3) Where a domestic cat does not meet the requirements of subsection 1.(2)

  1. an inspector may order the person importing the cat to:
    1. have the cat vaccinated against rabies within period of time specified in the order at the owner’s expense, and
    2. present the vaccination certificate to an inspector; and
  2. the person must comply with this order

2. Domestic dogs

Note: Pet dogs imported from any country are not subject to post-import quarantine in Canada.

Note: A dog that is less than three months of age at the time of import does not require rabies vaccination or certification that the dog is being imported from a country designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations (Rabies-free country).

(1) Dogs eight months of age or older from a country designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations (Rabies-free country) may enter Canada if:

  1. the dog is accompanied by a certificate of a veterinarian that clearly identifies the dog and shows that:
    1. rabies has not existed in that country for the six-month period immediately preceding the shipment of the dog; and
    2. the dog has been in that country for the six-month period referred to in subparagraph (i), or since birth; or
  2. the dog originated from Canada and is being returned directly from a country designated by the Minister as having been free from rabies for not less than six months, and the dog is accompanied by the certificate set out in paragraph (a). This includes dogs coming out of a quarantine imposed by the exporting country before the quarantine period is completed; or
  3. the dog is accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate issued in either English or French by a licenced veterinarian from the country of origin, which clearly identifies the dog and shows that the dog is currently vaccinated against rabies; or
  4. the dog has a Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test (RNATT) resulting in a titre of at least 0.5 IU/ml, taken at least 30 days after any prior rabies vaccination. The animal must be properly identified on the laboratory report and the lab report must accompany the animal; or
  5. the dog does the dog does not meet the requirements of paragraphs (a), (b) or (c), and
    1. an inspector orders the person importing the dog to:
      1. have the dog vaccinated against rabies within a period of time specified in the order at the owner’s expense and
      2. present the vaccination certificate to an inspector; and
    2. the person complies with the order.

(2) Dogs eight months of age or older from a country that is not designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations (Rabies-free country) may enter Canada if:

  1. the dog is accompanied by a valid rabies vaccination certificate issued in either English or French by a licenced veterinarian from the country of origin, which clearly identifies the dog and shows that the dog is currently vaccinated against rabies; or
  2. the dog has a Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test (RNATT) resulting in a titre of at least 0.5 IU/ml, taken at least three to four weeks after any prior rabies vaccination. The animal must be properly identified on the laboratory report and the lab report must accompany the animal; or
  3. the dog does not meet the requirements of paragraphs (a) and
    1. an inspector orders the person importing the dog to:
      1. have the dog vaccinated against rabies within a period of time specified in the order at the owner’s expense and
      2. present the vaccination certificate to an inspector; and
    2. the person complies with the order.

(3) Pet dogs less than eight months of age that are accompanied by the owner may enter Canada from:

  1. a country designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations (Rabies-free country) if the dog meets the requirements for rabies certification or vaccination as set out in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of subsection (1); or
  2. a country that is not designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations if the dog meets the requirements for rabies vaccination as set out in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (2).

(4) Pet dogs less than eight months of age that are not accompanied by the owner may enter Canada from any country if:

  1. for a dog from a country designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations (Rabies-free country), the dog meets the requirements for rabies certification or vaccination as set out in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of subsection (1); or
  2. for a dog from a country that is not designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations, the dog meets the requirements for rabies vaccination as set out in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (2); and
  3. the dog is accompanied by a certificate of a veterinarian that bears the signature of the veterinarian and the name of the veterinarian recorded legibly in the veterinarian’s handwriting, and that clearly identifies the dog and states:
    1. that the veterinarian has examined the dog and is satisfied that the dog:
      1. is not less than eight weeks of age at the time of examination;
      2. is free from any clinical evidence of disease;
      3. was vaccinated, not earlier than at six weeks of age, for distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza virus; and
      4. can be transported to Canada without undue suffering by reason of infirmity, illness, injury, fatigue or any other cause;
        1. the date on which the dog was vaccinated, the trade name and serial number of the vaccine referred to in clause (C),and that the vaccine used was licenced by the country of origin of the dog; and
        2. the date and time of the examination referred to in subparagraph
        3. recorded legibly in the veterinarian’s handwriting; and
  4. the dog is imported into Canada not more than 72 hours after the time of the examination referred to in subparagraph (c) (i).

(5) A dog less than eight months of age may enter Canada on a temporary basis, for competition in a show or trial, if:

  1. at the time of importation, the importer provides an inspector with proof that the dog is entered in a show or trial organized by a recognized association; and
  2. for a dog from a country designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations (Rabies-free country), the dog meets the requirements for rabies certification or vaccination as set out in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) or (e) of subsection (1); or
  3. for a dog from a country that is not designated as free from rabies under section 7 of the Regulations, the dog meets the requirements for rabies vaccination as set out in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of subsection (2);

(6) An assistance dog that is imported as a guide, hearing, or other service dog is not subject to any restrictions for import where the person importing the assistance dog is the user of the dog and accompanies the dog to Canada.

(7) This section does not apply to commercial dogs less than eight (8) months old which may only be imported in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

3. General Import Requirements - US Animals - Other than ruminants

(1) An equine, swine, poultry, hatching egg, bear or non-domestic feline may be imported into Canada from the United States if the animal is accompanied by a certificate of an official veterinarian of the United States or a certificate of a veterinarian endorsed by an official veterinarian of the United States that clearly identifies the animal and states that:

  1. the animal was inspected by a veterinarian within 30 days preceding the date of importation;
  2. the animal was found by a veterinarian to be free from any communicable disease;
  3. the animal was, to the best of the knowledge and belief of a veterinarian, not exposed to any communicable disease within 60 days preceding the date of the inspection;
  4. the applicable conditions set out in the Regulations and in this Document respecting the importation of that species of animal have been satisfied; and
  5. the animal meets the conditions shown on the certificate.

(2) An animal imported into Canada from the United States shall not be admitted into Canada if it has been in the United States for less than 60 days unless it is accompanied by

  1. a certificate of an official veterinarian of the country of origin stating that they have inspected the animal and found it free from any communicable disease; and
  2. a certificate of an official veterinarian of the United States stating that they have inspected the animal and found it free from any communicable disease and, if the animal has been quarantined or tested, the duration of the quarantine and the result of the test.

(3) A certificate referred to in paragraph (2)(b) may be accepted in lieu of the certificate referred to in subsection (1) with respect to any matter certified therein.

(4) A certificate referred to in subsection (1) shall not be accepted unless the official veterinarian who endorses the certificate certifies that it was issued by a licensed veterinarian in the United States.

(5) An equine, swine, bear, or non-domestic feline referred to in subsection 3.(1) that was born after its mother was inspected is not required to meet the requirements of this Document, as long as the animal is imported into Canada at the same time as its mother and, unless the animal was born en route to Canada, the animal is identified on the certificate, referred to in subsection 3.(1), of its mother.

4. Canadian Animals Returning to Canada from the US

Section 3 does not apply to any equine or poultry imported into Canada from the United States if

(1) the animal was exported from Canada to the United States not more than 30 days before the date of importation into Canada and is accompanied by a certificate of a veterinary inspector, or a certificate of a veterinarian endorsed by a veterinary inspector, that clearly identifies the animal and states that it was free from communicable disease when it was exported to the United States; or

(2) the animal was exported from Canada to the United States more than 30 days but less than 60 days before the date of importation into Canada and

  1. is accompanied by a certificate referred to in subsection (1), and
  2. in the case of a bovine, caprine or ovine animal or a member of the Camelidae or Cervidae family, the animal is also accompanied by a certificate of an official veterinarian of the United States, or a certificate of a veterinarian endorsed by an official veterinarian of the United States, that shows that the animal proved negative, within 30 days before the date of importation,
    1. in the case of a bovine or an animal of the family Cervidae, to a test for brucellosis and anaplasmosis,
    2. in the case of a caprine, to a test for brucellosis, and
    3. in the case of an animal of the family Camelidae, to a test for brucellosis.

5. Animals Imported for Immediate Slaughter (other than swine and ruminants (other than cattle))

(1) Where any equine is or any cattle are imported into Canada from the United States for immediate slaughter at an establishment registered under the Meat Inspection Act,

  1. the equine requires a certificate referred to subsection 3(1) but does not have to meet the requirements of section 8, and
  2. the cattle do not require any CFIA documentation prior to entry.

(2) Any equine or cattle imported for immediate slaughter may only move from the place of entry into Canada if a licence for its removal to an establishment registered under the Meat Inspection Act has been issued by an inspector.

(3) Where any poultry is imported into Canada from the United States for immediate slaughter at an establishment registered under the Meat Inspection Act or an establishment operated under the authority of a provincial law respecting the inspection of meat, the poultry requires the certificate set out in subsection 3(1) but does not have to meet the requirements set out in section 9.

(4) Poultry imported for immediate slaughter may only move from the place of entry into Canada if a licence for its removal to an establishment described in subsection (3) has been issued by an inspector.

(5) Any equine, bovine or poultry for which a license has been issued under subsections (2) or (4) may only be transported if the person transporting the animal has been provided with a copy of the licence.

(6) Any equine, bovine or poultry for which a licence has been issued under subsection (2) or (4) may only be transported to the establishment designated in the licence.

(7) Every operator of an establishment registered under the Meat Inspection Act shall slaughter any equine, bovine or any poultry referred to in this section within four days of its arrival at such establishment.

(8) Every operator of an establishment operated under the authority of a provincial law respecting the inspection of meat shall slaughter any poultry referred to in this section within four days of its arrival at such establishment.

(9) Any live animal imported pursuant to this section may only be removed from the establishment mentioned in the licence with the authorization of an inspector.

(10) This section does not apply to swine or ruminants, other than cattle, imported into Canada from the United States, for the purposes of immediate slaughter, which swine and ruminants, other than cattle, may only be imported in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

6. Ferrets

(1) Ferrets less than three (3) months of age, imported into Canada from the United States, are not subject to any restrictions for importation.

(2) Ferrets three (3) months of age or older may be imported into Canada from the United States if the animal is accompanied at the time of importation by a veterinarian's certificate, in English or French, that clearly identifies the animal and indicates that the animal is currently vaccinated against rabies.

(3) Where a ferret does not meet the requirements of paragraph (2)

  1. an inspector may order the person importing the ferret to:
    1. have the ferret vaccinated against rabies within period of time specified in the order at the owner’s expense, and
    2. present the vaccination certificate to an inspector; and
  2. the person must comply with this order

7. Swine

Swine, other than a swine imported for immediate slaughter, may be imported into Canada from the United States if

(1) the certificate required by subsection 3.(1) states that

  1. the animal is free from pseudorabies and brucellosis as determined by tests approved by the Minister and conducted within 30 days before the date of importation into Canada, and
  2. the herd in which the animal was kept during the 12- month period before the date of shipment to Canada or since the date of its birth, whichever period is shorter, was free from pseudorabies and brucellosis during such period, so far as can be determined by blood test or from herd history; and

(2) the animal is quarantined in Canada for a period of at least 30 days from the time of its arrival in Canada and proves negative to such tests as the Minister may specify.

(3) This section does not apply to swine imported for research purposes which swine may only be imported in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

8. Equines

(1) Equines may be imported into Canada from the United States if the certificate required under subsection 3.(1) states that the animal proved negative to an ELISA test for equine infectious anemia, or to any other test for equine infectious anemia approved by the Minister, performed within six months preceding the date of importation.

(2) Subsection 8.(1) does not apply to a foal under five months of age if the animal is imported into Canada at the same time as its mother and, unless the animal was born en route to Canada, the animal is identified on the certificate of its mother.

9. Poultry

(1) Poultry, except songbirds and parrots referred to in section 13, may be imported into Canada from the United States if the certificate required under subsection 3.(1) states that, to the best of the knowledge and belief of a veterinarian, the poultry and flock of origin are free from communicable disease and have not been exposed to avian pneumoencephalitis (Newcastle Disease), fowl plague (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza), fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum), pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum) and ornithosis (Chlamydiosis, Psittacosis).

(2) Chicks may only be imported into Canada from the United States if the chicks are in new, clean containers or in used containers that have been cleaned and disinfected for the purpose of preventing the introduction of disease.

(3) A chicken, turkey or game bird may only be imported into Canada from the United States if the certificate required under subsection 3(1) states that the poultry being imported were resident in a flock of origin that is found free from pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum) and fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum) under the United States Department of Agriculture National Poultry Improvement Plan or states that

  1. in the case of poultry being imported only for exhibition and being returned to the United States within a period of 30 days from importation, serological tests have been conducted on such poultry over four weeks of age within 30 days prior to importation and those tests proved negative for pullorum (Salmonella pullorum) disease and fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum); and
  2. in any other case,
    1. serological tests have been conducted on all poultry in the flock of origin over four weeks of age within 12 months preceding importation and those tests proved negative for pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum) and fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum); and
    2. the poultry being imported were resident in the flock of origin that existed at the time of the tests of the flock referred to in subparagraph (i) or were a natural increase of that flock or additions thereto that originated from a flock serologically negative to a test for pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum) and fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum) conducted within 12 months prior to entry to the flock of origin.

10. Pigeons

Pigeons may be imported from the United States if:

  1. the pigeons are identified; and
  2. the pigeons meet the requirements of subsection 9(1); and
  3. the certificate required under subsection 3(1) states that the pigeons were vaccinated with a killed avian pneumoencephalitis (Newcastle Disease) vaccine at least 30 days and not more than 180 days prior to the date of entry into Canada.

11. Ostriches

(1) An ostrich may be imported into Canada from the United States if the ostrich meets the requirements of subsection 9.(1) and the ostrich is identified by a radio frequency identification transponder (microchip) that is located in a place on the ostrich that is satisfactory to the Minister and a transceiver (reader) capable of reading the transponder is present at the point of entry of the ostrich into Canada.

(2) The location of a transponder on an ostrich that is satisfactory to the Minister is a place:

  1. that permits the transponder to be located by a transceiver at any time; and
  2. where it will not move to another part of the ostrich's body.

12. Hatching Eggs

(1) Hatching eggs may be imported into Canada from the United States if, in addition to the certification required under subsection 3(1), the certificate required under subsection 3(1) states that to the best of the knowledge and belief of a veterinarian, the flock from which the eggs originated is free from communicable disease and has not been exposed to avian pneumoencephalitis (Newcastle Disease), fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum), fowl plague (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza), pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum) or ornithosis (Chlamydiosis, Psittacosis).

(2) Hatching eggs may be imported into Canada from the United States if:

  1. the hatching eggs are in new, clean containers, or in used containers that have been cleaned and disinfected for the purpose of preventing the introduction of diseases;
  2. the shells of the hatching eggs are free from egg yolk, manure, soil or other foreign matter; and
  3. the identification of the flock of origin of the hatching eggs is legible and clearly visible on the exterior of each container of hatching eggs.

(3) Hatching eggs of a chicken, turkey or game bird may be imported into Canada from the United States if the certificate required under subsection 3(1) states that:

  1. the flock of origin from which the eggs originated is free of pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum) and fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum) under the United States Department of Agriculture National Poultry Improvement Plan; or
  2. serological tests have been conducted on all poultry in the flock of origin from which the eggs originated within 12 months preceding importation and such tests proved negative for pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum) and fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum); and
  3. the eggs originated from poultry resident in the flock of origin which existed at the time of the tests of the flock referred to in paragraph (b) or from poultry that were natural increases of that flock or additions which originated from a flock serologically negative to a test for pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum) and fowl typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum) within 12 months prior to entry to the flock of origin.

13. Birds of the Parrot family and Song Birds

(1) A person may import into Canada from the United States pet birds of the parrot family or pet song birds if:

  1. the person importing the birds is the owner of the birds, is accompanying the birds, and makes a declaration to a Customs Officer at the place of entry into Canada that each bird:
    1. is the owner’s personal pet and is not being imported for the purpose of sale;
    2. has not been in contact with other birds; and
    3. has been in the owner’s personal possession in Canada or the United States for 90 days immediately preceding the date of entry; and
  2. no member of the importer’s household has imported a bird under this section during the 90 days immediately preceding the date of entry, or since hatching.

(2) Where an inspector has reason to believe that a pet bird of the parrot family or a pet song bird being imported into Canada from the United States is not in good health, the inspector may refuse admission of the bird, or if already admitted, the inspector may order the bird removed from Canada or destroyed.

(3) Birds of the parrot family, other than pet birds, may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

14. Removed

15. Ruminants

A ruminant, other than cattle imported for immediate slaughter under Section 5 of this document, a feeder calf imported under Section 17 of this document or a bovine imported under and in accordance with subsection 12.(6) of the Regulations, may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

16. Removed

17. Feeder Calves - Communicable Diseases

(1) In this section,

"feeder calf" means a male calf of the species Bos taurus that:

  1. is imported into Canada for the purpose of feeding and subsequent slaughter not later than 36 weeks after importation; and
  2. is not less than eight (8) days of age and not more than fourteen (14) days of age at the time of its importation into Canada. (veau d'engrais)

(2) Every feeder calf imported into Canada from the United States is quarantined from the time of its arrival in Canada until the day it is slaughtered as required by subsection (7).

(3) A person may import a feeder calf into Canada from the United States if

  1. the person has applied for a place to be approved by the Minister under section 60 of the Regulations for the quarantine of the feeder calf (in this section referred to as an "approved quarantine") and has had the place approved for that purpose;
  2. the feeder calf is identified by ear tags approved by the United States Department of Agriculture;
  3. the feeder calf is accompanied by a certificate of a veterinarian accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture or of an official veterinarian of the United States, and the certificate shows that
    1. the feeder calf was born in the United States,
    2. it is a male,
    3. it is, at the time of the inspection by the veterinarian, not less than eight (8) days of age and not more than fourteen (14) days of age,
    4. it is being imported into Canada for the purpose of feeding and subsequent slaughter,
    5. it was inspected by the veterinarian and was found to be free from any communicable disease, with the date, time and place of the inspection in the United States set out in the certificate,
    6. it is fit to travel and can be transported to Canada without undue suffering by reason of infirmity, illness, injury, fatigue, or any other cause,
    7. the numbers of the ear tags approved by the United States Department of Agriculture are set out in the certificate, and
    8. the feeder calf originated in a state that
      1. is designated by the United States Department of Agriculture as a Brucellosis Class Free State, and
      2. is recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture as a tuberculosis accredited-free state or a modified accredited advanced state;
  4. the feeder calf is presented for importation into Canada not more than eight (8) hours after its inspection by the veterinarian who signed the certificate referred to in paragraph (c); and
  5. the inspector who inspects or otherwise deals with the feeder calf under section 16 of the Health of Animals Act is satisfied, based on the arrangements made for its transportation by the importer, that the feeder calf will be provided with suitable food within 18 hours after the previous time it was provided, as required by section 149 of the Regulations.

(4) A person may only remove a feeder calf or cause a feeder calf to be removed from the place of its entry into Canada if a licence for its removal to an approved quarantine has been issued by the Minister under section 160 of the Regulations.

(5) A person may not transport or cause to be transported any feeder calf in respect of which a licence referred to in subsection (4) has been issued, unless the person transporting the feeder calf is in possession of a copy of the licence.

(6) A person may not transport or cause to be transported any feeder calf for which a licence referred to in subsection (4) has been issued, except

  1. to an approved quarantine as set out in the licence; and
  2. in the manner and within the time specified in the licence unless that person has obtained the written permission of an inspector.

(7) Not more than 36 weeks after a feeder calf is imported into Canada under this section, the feeder calf must be:

  1. slaughtered at an establishment registered under the Meat Inspection Act or an establishment operated under the authority of a provincial law respecting the inspection of meat, or
  2. exported to the United States.

(8) Where a feeder calf dies while being transported from the place of its entry into Canada to an approved quarantine, the person who transports the feeder calf, or who has the possession, care or control of the feeder calf during that time, shall have the carcass of the feeder calf disposed of within the time, in the manner and at a place authorized by the inspector in the licence referred to in subsection (4) issued in respect of that feeder calf.

(9) Where a feeder calf that has been quarantined pursuant to subsection (2) dies at an approved quarantine, an inspector may, in order to prevent a disease from being introduced into or spread within Canada, require the importer or the person having the possession, care or control of the feeder calf

  1. to have a post mortem examination performed on the carcass of the feeder calf by a veterinarian in order to determine the probable cause of death;
    and
  2. to have the carcass disposed of

in such a manner, at such place or places, under such conditions and within such time as is necessary in order to prevent the disease from being introduced into or spread within Canada.

18. Removed

19. Removed

20. Removed

21. Foxes, Skunks, Raccoons, Corsacs, Fennecs

Foxes, skunks, raccoons, corsacs and fennecs may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

22. Turtles and Tortoises

Turtles and Tortoises may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

23. Non-Human Primates

Non-human primates may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

24. Elephants

Elephants may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

24.1 Honeybees

Honeybees may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

25. Other Animals not Elsewhere Specified or Included

An animal, except an animal for which a specific import requirement is found elsewhere in this Document or in the Regulations and which meets that requirement, may not be imported into Canada except:

  1. if an inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the importation of the animal would not allow the introduction into Canada of any communicable disease to which the species is susceptible and which can be transmitted by the animal, or
  2. in accordance with Paragraph 12.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

26. Semen

(1) Semen from any regulated animal from the United States other than semen from any ruminant or porcine animal or honeybee may be imported if proof of origin is provided.

The Canada Customs invoice is acceptable as proof of origin.

(2) Semen of a ruminant or porcine animal or honeybee may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 11.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

27. Embryos and Oocytes

(1) Embryos and oocytes from any regulated animal from the United States, other than embryos or oocytes from a ruminant or a porcine animal, may be imported if proof of origin is provided.

The Canada Customs invoice is acceptable as proof of origin.

(2) Embryos of a ruminant or porcine animal may only be imported into Canada in accordance with Paragraph 11.(1)(a) of the Regulations.

Part IV - Non-compliance

Where an animal specified in this document does not qualify for import into Canada under the provisions of this document, the person importing the animal will be required to remove the animal from Canada, in accordance with Section 18 of the Health of Animals Act, within a specified period of time, and that person shall comply with the order.