Backdating of bill of lading

As a result, Canadian phytosanitary certificates will make no statements regarding non-regulated pests.

If plants or plant products must be free from soil but no specific tolerances or instructions are given by the of the importing country specifically indicates that the treatment details must be entered in the additional declaration box.

For further information or clarification, please contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

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The quarantine pests are specific to each country or group of countries, .

These non-quarantine pests may be present in the importing country, in Canada or in the production area, but a certification program or treatment procedures must be in place to ensure that the propagative material meets a specific tolerance for regulated non-quarantine pests.

Most countries stipulate their phytosanitary import requirements in legislation, regulations, other official rules or by permits to import issued by the of the importing country.

Bilateral agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs) in the field of plant protection may also indicate the phytosanitary import requirements for specified commodities.

The is a treaty relating to plant health adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

It is an international agreement to secure common and effective action to prevent the spread and introduction of regulated pests of plants, plant products and other regulated articles and to promote appropriate measures for their control.

The importing country may establish tolerances for .

Canada has opted not to include on Canadian phytosanitary certificates the optional statement in the certifying statement regarding practical freedom from other pests.

Treatments that were applied, but were not specifically performed to meet the official import requirements, must not be entered on the phytosanitary certificate.

For situations to facilitate re-exportation please refer to section 5.8.1.

of the importing country in accordance with the model phytosanitary certificate of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

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