Horticulture: exporting and certification
Canadian Fruit Tree Export Program (CFTEP)
This stand-alone program is audit based and uses integrated pest risk management measures as the basis for the phytosanitary certification of fruit trees. It is designed to be compatible with the Canadian Nursery Certification Program.
- D-08-05: Canadian Fruit Tree Export Program (CFTEP) for Malus, Pyrus, Chaenomeles, Cydonia and Prunus spp.
United States – Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program (GCP)
This export certification option is for authorized facilities to ship greenhouse-grown plants to the United States using an export certification label in lieu of a CFIA issued Phytosanitary Certificate. It is a systems approach that utilizes integrated pest risk management measures to prevent the movement of regulated pests with certified plants.
- D-16-02: Administration of the United States – Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program
- Technical requirements: United States – Canada Greenhouse-Grown Plant Certification Program (GCP)
Canadian Nursery Certification Program (CNCP)
This phytosanitary certification program for Canadian nurseries and greenhouses that ship nursery stock to the United States or to other certified facilities within Canada. It uses a Phytosanitary Management System to minimize pest risks so that plants consistently meet U.S. import requirements. The program offers an alternative to traditional phytosanitary certification for shipments to the U.S.
Canadian Peat Export Certification Program (CPECP)
This phytosanitary certification program is for Canadian sphagnum peat exporters to ship product to countries that require phytosanitary certification. It requires a preventive control plan developed by exporter which will be used to determine inspection and sampling activities in advance of the export season. This program offers an alternative to traditional phytosanitary certification which would require inspection and sampling for every shipment.
Export of other horticulture products
Export certification requirements for horticulture products are based on pests of concern to the importing country. Requirements may vary from one destination to another.
Export certification requirements may need to be negotiated with the importing country for some horticulture products like fresh fruits (such as apples, cherries, blueberries) and vegetables (such as peppers, tomatoes).
Understand the export certification requirements for horticulture products.
If the requirements you're looking for aren't available, contact a local CFIA office.
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