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Form CFIA/ACIA 5786 - Application for a Certificate of Free Sale


On January 15, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will come into effect.

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  • Until January 15, 2019 current information and requirements (that will be replaced by the SFCA and SFCR) continue to apply.


Effective January 15th, 2019, the Manufacturer's Declaration Form (CFIA/ACIA 5280) will no longer be used. The CFIA will instead issue the Certificate of Free Sale (CFIA/ACIA 5786) when a certificate or commercial document is required for export. This certificate will only be issued to food companies licensed under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). Please visit My CFIA page to apply for a licence.

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