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Notice to industry: Service fee cap extended for some animal health export certificates

In order to be compliant with the Service Fees Act (SFA), the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will begin adjusting its fees based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) starting March 31, 2020, and on every March 31 going forward.

Refer to the CFIA Fees Notice for current fees. Learn more about adjusting service fees for inflation.

Ottawa, October 10, 2019: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) renewed its existing $75 per unit cap on service fees for certain animal health export certificates. This cap applies to export certification for live animals (for example, swine, cattle, flightless birds, poultry, hatching eggs, horses, sheep and goats) and mammalian embryos that do not require testing and inspection by CFIA. This measure will be in effect until September 30, 2020.

The cap will not affect the level of inspection or animal health services provided by the CFIA. There are no other changes to animal health fees at this time.

CFIA continues to review its service standards and service fees to better reflect the actual cost of delivering services.

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