Health of Animals Regulations (C.R.C., c. 296)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-05-19. Previous Versions

Germplasm

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall import germplasm of any regulated animal except

    • (a) in accordance with a permit issued by the Minister under section 160; or

    • (b) in accordance with all applicable provisions of the import reference document.

  • (2) Canine semen is exempt from the requirements of these Regulations.

  • SOR/2001-210, s. 3.

Regulated Animals

  •  (1) Subject to section 51, no person shall import a regulated animal except

    • (a) in accordance with a permit issued by the Minister under section 160; or

    • (b) in accordance with subsections (2) to (6) and all applicable provisions of the import reference document.

  • (2) A regulated animal may be imported without a permit from an area that is an equivalent risk area for an animal of that species if it is accompanied by a certificate of an official veterinarian from that area that

    • (a) clearly identifies the animal and its area of origin; and

    • (b) verifies that a veterinarian inspected the animal within five days before it was exported to Canada and found it to be clinically healthy and fit to travel without undue suffering.

  • (3) A regulated animal may be imported without a permit from an area that is a low risk area for an animal of that species if the person importing the animal meets any applicable post-entry conditions set out in the import reference document and the animal is accompanied by a certificate of an official veterinarian from that area that

    • (a) clearly identifies the animal and its area of origin; and

    • (b) shows that the animal conforms with all applicable conditions, other than post-entry conditions, that are set out in the import reference document.

  • (4) A regulated animal may be imported without a permit from an area that is an undesignated area for an animal of that species if there are provisions in the import reference document that relate to the importation of that species and those provisions are complied with.

  • (5) A regulated animal that is imported for slaughter or for confinement in a restricted premises, such as a zoo or laboratory facility, may be imported without a permit if all applicable provisions of the import reference document are complied with and the following conditions are met:

    • (a) the animal is to be transported directly from its port of entry to its destination in accordance with a licence that has been issued by the Minister under section 160;

    • (b) the animal is being transported by means of a conveyance that has had all exits by which the animal could leave the conveyance sealed by an official of the government of the country from which it is imported; and

    • (c) the animal will not come into contact with the national herd in Canada.

  • (6) A regulated animal, other than a porcine, may be imported without a permit if it is transported directly between Rainy River, Ontario and Sprague, Manitoba via the state of Minnesota by means of a conveyance that has had all exits by which the animal could leave the conveyance sealed by an official of the government of Canada or of the United States.

  • SOR/2001-210, s. 3.

 No person shall import a regulated animal if a certificate required by this Part, or required under an import permit required by this Part, contains any false or misleading information.

  • SOR/78-69, s. 8;
  • SOR/79-839, s. 7;
  • SOR/83-900, s. 1;
  • SOR/85-689, s. 1;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 5;
  • SOR/2001-210, s. 3.
  •  (1) No person shall import a regulated animal that has, on or after the day described in subsection (2), been in contact with another animal, or with a thing used in respect of another animal, if that other animal poses a greater risk for the transmission or spreading of a disease than does the regulated animal.

  • (2) The day referred to in subsection (1) is the earliest of the days on which begins any period of isolation, any testing or the performance of any other procedure required in respect of the importation by the import reference document or by a permit issued under section 160.

  • SOR/83-900, s. 2;
  • SOR/85-689, s. 2(F);
  • SOR/97-85, s. 6;
  • SOR/2001-210, s. 3.

 No person shall import a regulated animal unless it is clearly identified at the time of importation.

  • SOR/2001-210, s. 3.

 Every person who imports a regulated animal shall keep records that clearly indicate its original source and the date and place of importation.

  • SOR/2001-210, s. 3.

 [Repealed, SOR/2001-210, s. 3]

PART IIIImportation of Animal Products

Dairy Products and Certain Eggs

  •  (1) No person shall import milk or milk products into Canada from a country other than the United States or from a part of such a country, unless

    • (a) the country or part of the country is designated as free of foot and mouth disease pursuant to section 7; and

    • (b) the person produces a certificate of origin signed by an official of the government of the country of origin that shows that the country of origin or part of such a country is the designated country or part thereof referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall import unfertilized bird eggs or egg products into Canada from a country other than the United States or from a part of such a country, unless

    • (a) the country of origin or part of such a country is designated as free of avian pneumoencephalitis (Newcastle disease) and fowl plague pursuant to section 7;

    • (b) the person produces a certificate of origin signed by an official of the government of the country of origin that shows that the country of origin or part of such a country is the designated country or part thereof referred to in paragraph (a); and

    • (c) the eggs are packed in containers that are clean and free from dirt and residue of eggs.

  • (3) Paragraph (2)(a) does not apply to eggs imported into Canada if they are transported under seal of an inspector direct from the place of entry to a registered processed egg station approved by the Minister.

  • SOR/78-69, s. 21;
  • SOR/92-650, s. 1;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 28.
  •  (1) Notwithstanding subsections 34(1) and (2), a person may import an animal product referred to therein if the person produces a document that shows the details of the treatment of the animal product and the inspector is satisfied, based on the source of the document, the information contained in the document and any other relevant information available to the inspector and, where necessary, on an inspection of the animal product, that the importation of the animal product into Canada would not, or would not be likely to, result in the introduction into Canada, or the spread within Canada, of a vector, disease or toxic substance.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsections 34(1) and (2), a person may import a dairy product or an egg from a country other than the United States under and in accordance with a permit issued by the Minister under section 160.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 65]

  • SOR/92-650, s. 2;
  • SOR/95-475, s. 4(F);
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 65.

 [Repealed, SOR/2001-210, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 4]

PART IVImportation of Animal By-products, Animal Pathogens and other Things

Importation Prohibited

 No person shall import into Canada an animal by-product, manure or a thing containing an animal by-product or manure except in accordance with this Part.

  • SOR/79-839, s. 15;
  • SOR/80-428, s. 4;
  • SOR/92-708, s. 1;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 34.
  •  (1) A person may import into Canada an animal by-product, manure or a thing containing an animal by-product or manure, other than one described in section 45, 46, 47, 47.1, 49, 50, 51, 51.2 or 53, if

    • (a) the country of origin is the United States and the by-product, manure or thing is not derived from an animal of the subfamily Bovinae or Caprinae;

    • (b) the country of origin, or the part of that country, is designated under section 7 as being free of, or as posing a negligible risk for, any reportable disease, any disease referred to in Schedule VII and any serious epizootic disease to which the species from which the by-product, manure or thing was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the by-product, manure or thing, and the person produces a certificate of origin signed by an official of the government of that country attesting to that origin; or

    • (c) the by-product, manure or thing has been collected, treated, prepared, processed, stored and handled in a manner that would prevent the introduction into Canada of any reportable disease, any disease referred to in Schedule VII and any serious epizootic disease to which the species from which the by-product, manure or thing was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the by-product, manure or thing, and the person produces a certificate signed by an official of the government of the country of origin that

      • (i) attests that the by-product, manure or thing has been collected, treated, prepared, processed, stored and handled in that manner, and

      • (ii) shows the details of how it was collected, treated, prepared, processed, stored and handled.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of manure found in or on a vehicle that is entering Canada from the United States if the manure was produced by animals, other than swine, that are being transported by the vehicle.

  • SOR/78-69, s. 23(F);
  • SOR/80-428, s. 4;
  • SOR/82-590, s. 2;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 34;
  • SOR/2009-18, s. 6.
 
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