Please be advised that as of April 15, 2019, all imports of live Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio koi) for aquarium and outdoor holding unit end uses from the U.S. will require a valid CFIA import permit specific to live koi carp and the newly negotiated USDA-APHIS export certificate, titled, Veterinary Health Certificate for the Export of Live Koi Carp for Aquarium or Outdoor Holding Unit from the USA to Canada.
Imports of all other susceptible ornamental or aquarium species (Susceptible species of Aquatic Animals) will continue to require a separate import permit and the export certificate, titled, Aquatic animal health export certificate for the export of live ornamental aquatic animals intended for aquarium private, aquarium commercial, outdoor holding unit private, and/or outdoor holding units commercial used in closed premises in Canada.
Import documentation for live Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio koi) imported for aquarium or outdoor holding unit end-uses from the U.S. must be reviewed by the National Import Service Centre (NISC). Prior to arrival at the first port of entry, all relevant documentation must be submitted to the NISC. Imports of all other susceptible ornamental or aquarium species from the U.S. intended for aquarium or outdoor holding unit end-uses will continue to be Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) approved.
Affected importers and brokers have been advised of these changes, and a Notice to industry has been posted on inspection.gc.ca