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Memorandum 2023-01: Renewal of veterinary biologics establishment licences, product licences, and import permits

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59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9
Telephone: 1-855-212-7695
Facsimile: 613-773-7115

Date: April 3, 2023

To: Importers and manufacturers of veterinary biologics licensed in Canada

This memorandum serves as a renewal reminder for holders of Canadian veterinary biologics establishment licences, product licences, and import permits.

The following forms and guide for renewal of veterinary biologics import permits, as well as renewal information for holders of establishment licences and product licences, are available.

For foreign manufacturers, and their Canadian importers

For Canadian manufacturers

How to renew

  1. Review the above materials, and follow the instructions when preparing your renewal application
  2. Make a copy of your current Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) veterinary biologics import permit or the current CFIA veterinary biologics establishment licence and veterinary biologics product licence, as applicable, note any necessary revisions, and include it in your application
  3. Submit the application with appropriate cost-recovery fees at least 2 weeks before your permit or licence expires

Ongoing responsibilities

Manufacturer must ensure that the product file at the CCVB is kept up to date.

Canadian importers must update their CFIA veterinary biologics veterinarian of any major change in their facility or operating procedures.

For more information

If you have any questions or require additional information about the renewal procedure, please contact CCVB, c/o the Pre-market Application Submissions Office at 1-855-212-7695 or by e-mail at

Gita Malik-Dahiya, DVM, MVSc, PhD
National Manager
Canadian Centre for Veterinary Biologics
Animal Health Directorate

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