Guidance Document Repository

The CFIA is responsible for regulating the safety and quality of food, animal and plant health in Canada. CFIA's official Guidance Documents provide the Agency's functional direction to its front line staff regarding their compliance verification activities. They also provide guidance to regulated parties regarding program requirements.

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Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) Imports 2017-08-08 HTML
Animal Health Status By Disease Imports 2011-05-29 HTML
Vesicular stomatitis - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2016-09-21 HTML
Iceland - Disease Freedom Recognition Diseases, Imports 2011-05-31 HTML
African Horse Sickness - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2011-06-01 HTML
African Swine Fever - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2017-08-03 HTML
Swine vesicular disease - Countries that Canada recognizes as being from the disease Diseases, Imports 2016-09-16 HTML
Import Policies Imports 2011-11-08 HTML
Import Policies - Semen and Embryos Imports 2011-11-08 HTML
Import Procedure for Canadian Semen and Embryo Shipments That Are Returned to Canada Imports 2014-02-06 HTML
Import Policies - Animal Products and By-Products Imports 2017-01-09 HTML
Import Policies - Live Animals Imports 2014-11-27 HTML
Import Policies - General Imports 2015-06-12 HTML
Requirements for Pet Birds Imported From Countries Other Than the United States Imports 2011-11-09 HTML
Requirements for the Movement of Small Ruminants Transiting Canada by Land Between the Continental United States and Alaska Imports 2016-08-19 HTML
Import Conditions for Horses From the United States for Immediate Slaughter Imports 2017-07-29 HTML
Requirements for Non-Human Primates Imported into Canada Imports 2017-04-05 HTML
Import Conditions for Breeding Swine from European Union Member States Imports 2015-03-31 HTML
Requirements for Small Ruminants Imported from the United States for Immediate Slaughter Imports 2014-06-02 HTML
Requirements for Small Ruminants Imported from the United States for Feeding and Subsequent Slaughter Imports 2016-05-10 HTML
Import of Restricted Feeder Cattle from the United States Imports 2017-04-11 HTML
Requirements for Small Ruminants Imported From the United States for Breeding, Domestic or Captive Purposes Imports 2016-10-25 HTML
Requirements for Breeding Cattle Imported from the United States to Canada Imports 2017-04-05 HTML
Import Measures for Live Birds to Prevent the Introduction of Avian Influenza in Domestic Birds Imports 2011-11-11 HTML
Import Reference Document (As referenced in the Health of Animals Regulations) Imports 2011-11-11 HTML
International Waste Directive Imports 2012-11-13 HTML
Request to import a new commodity or import from a new country of origin Imports 2017-01-11 HTML
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Import Policy for Bovine Animals and Their Products and By-Products Imports 2017-02-10 HTML
Returns and Permit Application Process for Canadian Animals, Semen, Embryos, Animal Products, Animal By-Products, and Finished Pet Food Imports 2015-06-12 HTML
Criteria for Quarantine Facilities Imports 2017-02-28 HTML
Criteria for Minimum Security Quarantine Facilities Imports 2017-02-28 HTML
Criteria for Medium Security Quarantine Facilities Imports 2017-02-28 HTML
Animal Products/By-Products to be used as Medicinal or Natural Health Products Imports 2014-05-30 HTML
Animal Health Import Requirements for Raw Inedible Products and Rendered products Imports 2016-02-12 HTML
Fodder Imports 2013-08-16 HTML
Fertilizers and Manure Imports 2016-03-15 HTML
Import Policy for Pet Food and Treats Containing Animal Products and By-Products Imports 2017-05-12 HTML
Egg Products - Import Procedures Imports 2011-11-12 HTML
Milk and Regulated Milk Products - Import Procedures Imports 2016-03-03 HTML
Bee Products Imports 2011-11-12 HTML
Highly Processed Products Imports 2014-05-30 HTML
Import Conditions for Canadian Horses returning from European Union Member States Imports 2015-06-25 HTML
Import Conditions for Horses from European Union Member States for Temporary Stay in Canada: Horses for Competition or Racing, Training and Stallions for Non-Competitive Entertainment Imports 2015-04-23 HTML
Import Conditions for Horses from the European Union Member States for Permanent Stay in Canada: Breeding Horses, Racing Horses, Horses for Riding and Pleasure, Horses for Non-Competitive Entertainment, and Andalusian Horses Imports 2015-04-23 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Pets Imports 2017-07-31 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Pet Amphibians and Reptiles Imports 2017-09-05 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Personally Owned Pet Birds from the United States Imports 2017-08-21 HTML
Importing or travelling with pet birds from countries other than the United States Imports 2013-09-23 HTML
Rift Valley Fever - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2012-02-19 HTML
Lumpy Skin Disease - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2017-03-28 HTML
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2012-02-23 HTML
Sheep Pox and Goat Pox - Countries that Canada recognizes as being free from the disease Diseases, Imports 2017-01-30 HTML
Peste des petits ruminants - Countries officially recognized by Canada as free of the disease Diseases, Imports 2012-02-24 HTML
Classical Swine Fever - Countries officially recognized by Canada as free of the disease Diseases, Imports 2016-11-17 HTML
Newcastle Disease - Countries officially recognized by Canada as being free of the disease Diseases, Imports 2017-09-06 HTML
Foot-and-Mouth Disease - Countries officially recognized by Canada as free of the disease Diseases, Imports 2012-07-16 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Pet Primates Imports 2013-09-23 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Pet Rabbits Imports 2013-09-23 HTML
Importing Horses from the United States Imports 2013-09-23 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Pet Rodents Imports 2013-09-24 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Domestic Dogs Imports 2017-07-31 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Domestic Cats Imports 2013-11-28 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Foxes, Skunks, Raccoons and Ferrets as Pets Imports 2015-10-09 HTML
Countries Recognized as Rabies Free for Domestic Cats and Dogs Imports 2012-03-22 HTML
Consultation: Strengthening the Health of Animals Regulations for importing milk and manure Imports 2012-11-20 HTML
Requirements for Captive Non-Domestic Ruminants Imported From the United States to Canada Imports 2016-02-03 HTML
Requirements for Camelids Imported From the United States to Canada Imports 2014-03-06 HTML
Import restrictions for equine germplasm from the United States - CEM Diseases, Imports 2012-12-22 HTML
Import restrictions for live horses from the United States - CEM Diseases, Imports 2017-01-15 HTML
Importation of Integumentary Tissue Imports 2014-06-03 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Domestic Cats - Three months of age or older from countries recognized by Canada as being rabies-free Imports 2013-11-28 HTML
Importing or Travelling with Domestic Cats - Three months of age or older from countries not recognized by Canada as being rabies-free Imports 2015-06-05 HTML
Clarification about importing hunting trophies Imports 2014-05-30 HTML
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Import Policy Definitions Imports 2015-03-19 HTML
Import of used equipment and things from non-designated countries Diseases, Imports 2015-05-12 HTML
Importing horses from the United States Imports 2015-08-22 HTML
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