The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) delivers the Travellers' Program for the personal importation of food, plant and animal products.
For more information about personal imports, please contact the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
The CBSA can also provide information about:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) establishes the standards for the import of food, plants, animals and related products into Canada. The CBSA enforces these standards at the border and points of entry.
If you have questions about the CFIA's role in regard to import regulations, directives, and policies, please contact the CFIA.
The CFIA provides policy information on:
Travellers and importers should use the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) as a first step to help determine import requirements. AIRS is an extensive database designed for commercial importers but it does include helpful import information for individuals who are familiar with product classification systems.
If travellers have further questions, they should call the CFIA at 1-800-442-2342 / TTY: 1-800-465-7735.