Certificates of Age and Origin for Distilled Spirits Produced or Packaged in Canada Order
Whereas, pursuant to section 4Footnote a of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food ActFootnote b, the powers, duties and functions of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food extend to and include all matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction, not by law assigned to any other department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, relating to, among other things, agriculture and products derived from agriculture;
Whereas distilled spirits are produced from botanical substances or products derived from them and, as such, constitute products derived from agriculture;
And whereas certain of Canada’s trading partners require as a condition to the importation of distilled spirits from Canada that the distilled spirits be accompanied by a certificate issued by a duly authorized official of the Government of Canada attesting to the age and origin of the distilled spirits;
Therefore, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, pursuant to section 4Footnote a of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food ActFootnote b, hereby authorizes inspectors designated pursuant to section 5.01Footnote c of that Act to issue certificates in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the annexed schedule attesting to the age and origin of distilled spirits that are produced or packaged in Canada in accordance with the requirements of Division 2 of the Food and Drug RegulationsFootnote d.
Ottawa, June 18, 2009
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