Delmar Customs Brokerage 2021 Review and 2022 Updates  

As 2022 begins, please review the notable initiatives and improvements that have impacted the Customs Brokerage industry in Canada and the United States in 2021 and what changes you can expect in 2022.   Canadian Officials Seize Goods Made with Forced Labour  As of July 1st, 2020, goods that are mined, manufactured, or produced wholly or in part by forced labour, are prohibited from entering Canada pursuant to tariff item No. 9897.00.00 of the Customs Tariff.  On November 12th,…

2022 Upcoming Canada Organic Regime Import Requirements

With 2022 around the corner, Delmar International would like to remind its clients about the upcoming Canada Organic Regime import requirements. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) had advised that starting in 2022, importers of organic commodities for which the import requirements are included in AIRS will be required to submit a digital copy of the…

Canadian Import Requirements for Romaine Lettuce Updated By CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an update regarding imports of Romaine Lettuce beginning in September 2021 through December 2021. During this period, a comprehensive sampling and testing program will be reinstated by the agency.  Appropriate licences will be required to import the product during this period. Each importer with an applicable SFC licence to import fresh fruits or vegetables will receive additional information through the MyCFIA portal. As in the previous year, special requirements will be…

Reminder: Importing Food into Canada with a Safe Food for Canadians Licence

As of March 15, 2021, food import transactions will automatically be rejected unless a valid Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence is entered in the Integrated Import Declaration (IID). If a transaction is rejected, the SFC licence holder may experience delays and have their shipment(s) held at the border until the error is addressed and…

Renewing Your Safe Food For Canadians License

Select Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license holders will need to act now to ensure they renew them before they expire. Some SFC licenses expire on January 15, 2021, while others will expire in the days and weeks that follow. If you have an SFC license, it can be renewed online through your My CFIA account….

Canada Updates Import Requirements for Organic Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has provided updated guidance concerning the import of organic fresh fruits and vegetables. Effective October 1st, 2020, imports of these products will require a digital copy of the organic product certification (certificate) be provided with the Integrated Import Declaration (IID) transmitted for customs release purposes.  Importers should take careful note of these new requirements. They should ensure organic certificates…