31. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall import any eggs into Canada unless
(a) the eggs originated in a country that has grade requirements and a system of inspection substantially equivalent to those prescribed by these Regulations;
(b) the eggs meet the grade designation marked on the container and the requirements established by these Regulations for eggs of the equivalent Canadian grade;
(c) the eggs have been prepared under conditions substantially equivalent to those prescribed by these Regulations;
(d) in the case of eggs having the grade designation Grade A, the eggs have marked on the container the size designation as set out in Schedule III;
(e) the container of eggs bears a label marked with the words “Product of” and “Produit de” followed by the name of the country of origin;
(f) the eggs are packed and marked in accordance with these Regulations;
(g) in the case of eggs having the grade designation Grade C or Grade Nest Run, the eggs are conveyed to a registered processed egg station;
(h) in the case of pasteurized eggs, the information set out in paragraph 7(2)(h) has been submitted in advance to the Executive Director; and
(i) the eggs are accompanied by inspection documentation, for presentation to an inspector at the point of inspection, that verifies that the requirements set out in paragraphs (a) to (d) and, if applicable, paragraph (h) have been met.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a shipment of eggs that
(a) is of one case or less and is not intended for sale in Canada;
(b) is part of an immigrant’s effects;
(c) is of five cases or less and is intended for use in analysis, evaluation, testing or research or in a national or international food exhibition;
(d) is carried on any vessel, train, motor vehicle, aircraft or other means of transportation for use as food for the crew or passengers thereof; or
(e) is imported from the United States onto the Akwesasne Reserve for use by an Akwesasne resident.
(2.1) Paragraph (2)(e) does not apply in respect of a shipment of eggs that is conveyed to Canada from another country through the United States.
(2.2) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(e), “Akwesasne resident” means an individual who has established permanent residence on the Akwesasne Reserve.
(3) Subject to section 5 of the Export and Import Permits Act, subsection (1) does not apply to a person who imports into Canada ungraded eggs solely for direct delivery to a registered processed egg station for processing if
(a) prior to importation, the importer informs the Executive Director in writing of the quantity of ungraded eggs to be imported and the date of importation and identifies the registered processed egg station to which the eggs are to be delivered; and
(b) the eggs are packed in a container that
(i) is clean, as defined in section 13,
(ii) is dry and sound in construction,
(iii) is marked with the words “Ungraded Eggs” or “Oeufs non classés”, and
(iv) has marked on it the place and country of origin of the eggs.
(4) Every person who imports into Canada ungraded eggs pursuant to subsection (3) shall deliver the eggs or have them delivered directly to the registered processed egg station identified to the Executive Director pursuant to paragraph (3)(a).
(5) No person shall convey ungraded eggs imported into Canada pursuant to subsection (3) except to the registered processed egg station identified to the Executive Director pursuant to paragraph (3)(a).
(6) No person shall convey from a registered processed egg station any ungraded eggs imported into Canada pursuant to subsection (3) unless those eggs are processed eggs.
- SOR/81-1007, s. 14;
- SOR/90-110, s. 5;
- SOR/92-3, s. 1;
- SOR/92-70, s. 8;
- SOR/95-250, s. 6;
- SOR/2000-184, s. 4;
- SOR/2003-6, s. 1;
- SOR/2006-193, s. 15.
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