CFIA Update on Captive Cervids Imported from the United States to Canada

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently updated the import policy directive on the importation of captive cervides and the requirements.

All cervids imported into Canada require an import permit, issued by a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) office prior to the arrival of the shipment at a port of entry (Sections 12 and 160, Health of Animals Regulations

Cervids imported into Canada must be animals that have been born and raised in captivity as “captive cervids” and originate from herds, research stations, or collections that have been in existence for at least three years and in which there have been no additions of cervids from the wild since 2001.
1.3. Captive cervids for import must originate from a herd that is a Certified Brucellosis-Free cervid herd and a Tuberculosis Accredited herd (captive cervid), according to United States (U.S.) Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) and Uniform Methods and Rules definitions

Consult CFIA Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) for the import requirements for Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulated commodities.