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Phase one consultation closed on 2017-04-21. A summary of feedback received will be posted online and circulated to all stakeholders who participated in consultation activities.

Phase two: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will circulate specific fee proposals for stakeholder consultation.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy.

Committed to continuous improvement to better serve Canadians, the CFIA is proposing to streamline and update its cost recovery program. Our objectives are to support regulated parties in the food, plant and animal sector with greater consistency in fees, increased efficiencies and improve predictability in service delivery while aligning fees to better reflect the current costs of delivering service.

Currently, hundreds of sector-specific CFIA fees are in place, which creates complexity and inconsistencies in how fees are calculated. In addition, most of the CFIA's fees have not changed since the organization was created almost 20 years ago, but the cost of delivering services has increased with inflation and other factors.

To advance the cost recovery initiative, the CFIA is undertaking a two-phased consultation.

Phase one: From January 26 to April 21, 2017, the CFIA is seeking your input on:

Phase two: The CFIA will provide stakeholders with a summary of feedback received during phase one consultations and specific fee proposals for each service.

To participate

Comments should be submitted by April 21, 2017 to:

Director – User Fees
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0Y9
or by email:

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