Health of Animals Regulations

Version of section 53 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-06-29:


 No person shall import into Canada any animal food that contains an animal product or animal by-product, or an animal product or animal by-product that is to be used as animal food or as an ingredient in animal food, unless

  • (a) either

    • (i) the country of origin is determined by Revenue Canada, Customs, to be the United States, or

    • (ii) the country of origin or part of it is designated as free from any reportable disease or any other serious epizootic disease to which the species that produced the animal product or animal by-product is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the product or by-product, and the person who imports the animal food produces a certificate signed by an official of the government of the country of origin that shows that the country of origin or part of it is the designated country or part; and

  • (b) the product originated

    • (i) in the United States as determined by Revenue Canada, Customs, or

    • (ii) in a country other than the United States and

      • (A) the country of origin, or the part of that country from which the product originated, is designated as free from any reportable disease or other serious epizootic disease to which the species that produced the product is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the product, and

      • (B) the person produces a certificate signed by an official of the government of the country of origin that shows that the country of origin, or the part of that country from which the product originated, is the designated country or part referred to in clause (A); and

  • (c) in the case of animal food carried on board a vessel, the master of the vessel certifies that no ruminants or swine were taken on board the vessel, except animals that meet the requirements of an import permit issued under these Regulations.

  • SOR/78-69, s. 29;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 43;
  • SOR/97-362, s. 3;
  • SOR/97-478, s. 13;
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 7(F).
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