May 3rd, 2022
Feb 22nd, 2013
Many food importers will be required to obtain import licenses if new regulations proposed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency come into effect.
The mandatory import license will cost about $250 and be valid for a 2-year period.
Each importer will be required to have one license, regardless of the number of products imported. Products covered by the proposed regulations are those in the Non-Federally Registered Sector; these include:
|Bakery products||Coffee and tea|
|Beverages||Fats and oils|
|Grains, breads and cereals||Meal replacements and formulated liquid diets|
|Juices||Biological additives such as bakers' and brewers' yeast|
It appears that obtaining a license will require:
All importers will be required to have an import license even if they hold other licenses or permits. Heavily regulated products already include dairy products, eggs, egg products, fish, seafood, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, honey, meat and poultry.
Seth B. Abbey, a corporate lawyer at Spiegel Sohmer, is available to answer your questions about this and other topics.