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Comment on the proposal to deregulate the pine shoot beetle

Current status: Closed

This consultation ran from July 3, 2019 to August 15, 2019.

About the consultation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) was seeking feedback on a proposal to deregulate Tomicus piniperda (pine shoot beetle) in Canada.


Pine shoot beetle is an invasive forest pest that has been in North America for almost forty years, and has been under official control in both the United States and Canada since it was first found. There were concerns when the pest was first introduced that it would spread and be damaging to valuable pine forests that are important to Canada's forestry sector.

However, twenty years after its establishment in Canada, there is little evidence to suggest that pine shoot beetle has caused significant damage to native pine stands.

This pest risk management document pertains to Canada's regulations and programs (plant import and domestic movement) with respect to pine shoot beetle. CFIA is proposing to deregulate pine shoot beetle as a quarantine pest.

Who was the focus of this consultation

Contact us

Potato and Forestry Section
Plant Protection Division
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9


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