Plant and Plant Product Imports
Important Notice: Declaring Imports to the CBSA
Those who declare imports electronically to the CBSA should have completed testing and became certified to transmit their import declarations through the Integrated Import Declaration (IID) by January 1, 2019. If you have not already, learn how to become certified today.
Requesting import permits online
Permits to import plants and plant products regulated under the Plant Protection Act can be requested through the Agency's online service portal, My CFIA. By signing up for a My CFIA account, you can submit a new service request, track the status of your application and pay for the service online.
If you do not have access to My CFIA, a completed application can also be faxed or mailed to CFIA, Centre of Administration (CoA).
Programs and Services for Commercial Importers
- CFIA programs and services for commercial importers
- CBSA programs and services for commercial importers
- Notice to industry: New plant health requirements to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests in Canada
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulates the imports of products such as:
- forestry commodities
- grains and field crops
- horticulture commodities
- plants with novel traits
- plant protection
- Soil and soil-related matter
Some plants and plant products must also meet the requirements of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Information for travellers: What can I bring into Canada?
Travellers are required, by law, to declare all plant, animal, and food items they bring into Canada. For more information visit What Can I Bring Into Canada?
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