Maple Products Regulations (C.R.C., c. 289)

Regulations are current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2015-04-01. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), the Director must, on application by a person who has a financial interest in maple products in respect of which a certificate of inspection or an export certificate has been issued under section 13, grant an appeal inspection of those products.

  • (2) The application for an appeal inspection shall

    • (a) set out the reasons for requesting the appeal inspection; and

    • (b) be accompanied by a copy of the original certificate.

  • (3) The Director may refuse to grant an appeal inspection where

    • (a) the maple products cannot be made accessible for inspection;

    • (b) the maple products cannot be identified by the original certificate or the vehicle, if any, in which they were conveyed;

    • (c) less than 75 per cent of the lot of maple products is available for inspection;

    • (d) the person who applied for the appeal inspection has not indicated the reasons for requesting the appeal inspection or has not supplied a copy of the original certificate; or

    • (e) the applicable fee referred to in paragraph 13(1)(g) has not been paid.

  • (4) Where the Director grants an appeal inspection, the inspector carrying out the appeal inspection shall

    • (a) where the results of the appeal inspection substantiate the results of the original inspection, confirm the original certificate; and

    • (b) where the results of the appeal inspection do not substantiate the results of the original inspection with respect to any factor that could not have changed since the original inspection, issue a certificate rendering the original certificate null and void.

  • SOR/97-302, s. 5;
  • SOR/2002-354, s. 12;
  • SOR/2004-80, s. 4.

PART VImport, Export and Interprovincial Trade

[SOR/86-811, s. 1]
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall export out of Canada or send or convey from one province to another any maple syrup unless it is marked with a grade name and meets the requirements for that grade set out in Schedule I.

  • (2) Maple syrup may be sent or conveyed from one province to another without being graded and marked as prescribed by these Regulations if

    • (a) it is packed in containers that have a capacity of more than 5 L; and

    • (b) it is to be graded or reprocessed at a packing plant registered under these Regulations.

  • SOR/86-418, s. 2;
  • SOR/2011-205, s. 19(F).
  •  (1) No person shall market in export trade any maple product unless it is packed and marked in accordance with Parts II and III.

  • (2) Despite sections 12 and 15 and subsection (1), maple syrup or any other maple product that is not marked as prescribed by these Regulations may be marketed in export trade if

    • (a) the registration number issued to the operator of the packing establishment, to the sugar bush operator or to the maple syrup shipper is marked on the label of the container or appears on the bill of lading or contract of sale; and

    • (b) the label or other markings on the container do not misrepresent the quality, quantity, composition, characteristics, safety or value of the maple syrup or maple product.

  • SOR/81-577, s. 5(F);
  • SOR/89-267, s. 3;
  • SOR/97-302, s. 6;
  • SOR/98-154, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 15;
  • SOR/2002-354, s. 13;
  • SOR/2015-78, s. 2.
  •  (1) A person who wishes to obtain an export certificate for a maple product that certifies that the product meets the requirements of these Regulations shall

    • (a) submit an application, in a form provided by the Agency, duly completed in duplicate, to an inspector or at the nearest inspection office, containing the following information:

      • (i) the date and place of the application,

      • (ii) the registration number of the establishment in which the maple product was prepared,

      • (iii) the name and address of the exporter,

      • (iv) the name and address of the consignee,

      • (v) the name of the carrier,

      • (vi) the date the shipment is to go forward,

      • (vii) a description of the maple product and any identification marks, including the grade and colour class claimed and the brand name,

      • (viii) the number of shipping containers and the size, number and kind of containers per shipping container,

      • (ix) a statement that the maple product mentioned in the application is sound, wholesome and edible and that it meets the requirements of the Act and these Regulations,

      • (x) the signature of the applicant, and

      • (xi) whether or not a block inspection is requested;

    • (b) have the product inspected by an inspector; and

    • (c) pay the applicable fee prescribed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, in accordance with the conditions of payment set out in that Notice.

  • (2) An inspector may carry out a block inspection if

    • (a) the maple product is prepackaged;

    • (b) the individual lots that make up a block of that maple product are easily identifiable; and

    • (c) the total net quantity of maple product in the block does not exceed 40,000 kg.

  • SOR/89-267, s. 4;
  • SOR/97-302, s. 7;
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 14;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 15.

 No person shall convey from one province to another any maple product for which standards are set out in Schedule II unless it

  • (a) complies with those standards; and

  • (b) is packed and marked in accordance with Part II and Part III.

  • SOR/89-267, s. 5.
  •  (1) This Part does not apply in respect of a shipment of maple products that

    • (a) in the case of maple syrup, does not exceed 100 L;

    • (b) in the case of maple products other than maple syrup, weighs 25 kg or less;

    • (c) is part of an immigrant’s effects;

    • (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;

    • (e) is consigned to a national or international exhibition, weighs 100 kg or less, and is not intended for sale in Canada; or

    • (f) is imported from the United States onto the Akwesasne Reserve for use by an Akwesasne resident.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(f) does not apply in respect of a maple product shipped to Canada from another country through the United States, where the shipment is bonded.

  • (3) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(f), Akwesasne resident means any individual who has established permanent residence on the Akwesasne Reserve.

  • SOR/86-811, s. 2;
  • SOR/92-9, s. 1;
  • SOR/97-302, s. 8.
  •  (1) Only maple syrup meeting the following requirements may be imported into Canada:

    • (a) its container is marked with one of the grade names “Grade A” or “Processing Grade” on the same panel of the label as the name of the product and in letters of a size set out in Schedule IV;

    • (b) in the case of “Grade A” maple syrup, its container is marked, in English and French, with the name of the colour class that would have been applicable if it had been graded as “Canada Grade A”;

    • (c) in the case of “Grade A” maple syrup, the percentage of light transmission of the maple syrup is as required by Schedule III for the colour class with which it is marked;

    • (d) it is packed in the manner set out in section 10; and

    • (e) its container bears a label marked with

      • (i) the words “maple syrup”,

      • (ii) the net quantity expressed in litres or, if less than a litre, in millilitres,

      • (iii) the name and address of the packer or importer,

      • (iv) the name of the country of origin, and

      • (v) the lot number or the production code.

  • (2) Only a maple product, other than maple syrup, meeting the following requirements may be imported into Canada:

    • (a) it complies with one of the standards set out in Schedule II;

    • (b) it is packed in the manner set out in section 10; and

    • (c) its container bears a label marked with

      • (i) the name of the maple product,

      • (ii) the net quantity expressed in kilograms or, if less than a kilogram, in grams,

      • (iii) the name and address of the packer or importer, and

      • (iv) the name of the country of origin.

  • (3) Maple syrup or a maple product other than maple syrup that is packed in a container that has a capacity exceeding 5 L or 5 kg, respectively, need not meet the requirements of subsections (1) or (2) to be imported into Canada if

    • (a) before entry into Canada, written authorization is obtained from the President of the Agency in respect of the shipment; and

    • (b) on entry into Canada, the shipment is subjected to any inspection or analysis that under these Regulations is necessary to determine whether the product otherwise complies with these Regulations.

  • SOR/81-577, s. 6;
  • SOR/97-292, s. 11;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 14;
  • SOR/2014-297, s. 7.
 
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