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CFIA User Fee Proposal: Destination Inspection Service
Summary of Respondent Comments and CFIA Responses (Phase III)

About the Consultation

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The consultation was conducted online and included posting the user fee proposal on the CFIA website and providing a link on the Consulting Canadians website, issuing a World Trade Organization notification, engagement with national industry associations and outreach through front-line staff. Thirteen complete responses were received: five through the online questionnaire and eight through written correspondence.

Respondent Profile

Table 1: Respondent Profile
Categories of Respondents Distribution
Individual 15%
Firm/Business 31%
Association 54%
Government Organization 0%
Non-governmental Organization 0%
Other 0%
Total Number of Respondents 13
Table 2: Primary Respondent Firm/Business Focus
Firm/Business Focus Distribution
Exporter 0%
Importer 8%
Manufacturer 0%
Distributor/Broker 23%
Research 0%
Industry Association 54%
End user (for example, consumer) 8%
Other 8%
Total Number of Respondents 13

Of the respondents who identified as businesses, two employ staff greater than 100, one employs staff between 50 and 100 employees, and one employs staff less than 10. Seven responses were received from Ontario, two from Quebec, one each from Alberta and British Columbia, and one each from California and Florida, USA.

The industry associations that responded promote both Canadian and international fresh produce industries, and collectively represent a total membership in excess of 22,000.

Proposed User Fees

The CFIA had proposed increasing the hourly rate of DIS inspections from $145 per hour to $190 per hour, while maintaining the call-out fee at $50 per inspection.

The CFIA introduced the call-out fee in April 2012 in order to recover travel costs and labour costs of the DIS inspector on a 'per inspection' basis.

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