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

Regulations are current to 2017-06-05 and last amended on 2017-05-19. Previous Versions

Ships’ Stores

 A person may import into Canada meat or meat by-products from a country or a part of a country not referred to in section 41 if the meat or meat by-product is kept on a ship as ships’ stores.

  • SOR/78-69, s. 27(F);
  • SOR/97-85, s. 38.

Carcasses of Game Animals

  •  (1) No person shall import the carcass of a game animal unless

    • (a) the Canada Border Services Agency has determined under the Customs Tariff that the carcass originated in the United States; and

    • (b) the person importing the carcass holds a hunting permit for that game animal issued under the applicable legislation of the United States or a state of the United States.

  • (2) The number of carcasses that a person may import into Canada shall be the number indicated on the hunting permit described in paragraph (1)(b).

  • SOR/78-69, s. 28(F);
  • SOR/97-85, s. 38;
  • SOR/2009-18, s. 13;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 52(E);
  • SOR/2017-94, s. 13.

General

 No person shall import into Canada

  • (a) matted or blood-stained wool, hair or bristles; or

  • (b) any animal by-product or manure that was derived from an animal affected with anthrax, foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or any reportable disease, any disease referred to in Schedule VII and any serious epizootic disease to which the species from which the by-product or manure was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the by-product or manure.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 39;
  • SOR/2009-18, s. 14.

Animal Pathogens, Animals or Other Organisms, Animal Blood and Animal Serum

 Subject to section 51.2, no person shall, except under and in accordance with a permit issued by the Minister under section 160, import into Canada any

  • (a) animal pathogen;

  • (b) animal, animal product, animal by-product or other organism carrying an animal pathogen or part of one; or

  • (c) animal blood or animal serum, other than a veterinary biologic,

    • (i) from a bird or a mammal, except a member of the orders Rodentia, Cetacea, Pinnipedia and Sirenia, and

    • (ii) that are to be used in animals.

  • SOR/95-54, s. 2;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 40;
  • SOR/97-478, s. 11;
  • SOR/2004-80, s. 16(E).

 Where any animal pathogen, animal or other organism, animal blood or animal serum referred to in section 51 is imported into Canada under a permit, no person shall

  • (a) move the imported pathogen, animal or other organism, blood or serum from the place or places specified in the permit to any other place, except under and in accordance with that permit or another permit issued for that purpose by the Minister under section 160; or

  • (b) introduce into an animal the imported pathogen, animal or other organism, blood or serum, except under and in accordance with that permit or another permit issued for that purpose by the Minister under section 160.

  • SOR/95-54, s. 2.
  •  (1) A person may import into Canada animal blood or animal serum, other than a veterinary biologic, if it does not contain an animal pathogen or part of one and

    • (a) the country of origin is the United States and the blood or serum 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 blood or serum was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the blood or serum, 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 blood or serum 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 blood or serum was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the blood or serum, and the person produces a certificate signed by an official of the government of the country of origin that

      • (i) attests that the blood or serum has been collected, treated, prepared, processed, stored and handled in that manner, and

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

  • (2) No person shall in any manner expose to or use in a live animal, animal blood or animal serum imported in accordance with subsection (1).

  • SOR/97-85, s. 41;
  • SOR/97-478, s. 12;
  • SOR/2009-18, s. 15;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 53(F).

Importation Permitted

  •  (1) Despite anything in this Part, a person may import into Canada an animal by-product if the person produces a document that shows the details of the treatment of the by-product and an inspector has reasonable grounds to believe — based on the source of the document, the information contained in the document and any other relevant information available to the inspector and, if necessary, on an inspection of the by-product — that the importation of the by-product 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 anything in this Part, a person may import an animal by-product under and in accordance with a permit issued by the Minister under section 160.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 67]

  • SOR/92-650, s. 3;
  • SOR/95-475, s. 4(F);
  • SOR/97-85, s. 42;
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 67;
  • SOR/2009-18, s. 16.

Animal Food

  •  (1) No person shall import into Canada any animal food that contains an animal product or animal by-product unless

    • (a) the country of origin

      • (i) of the animal food is the United States and the animal food is not derived from an animal of the subfamily Bovinae or Caprinae; or

      • (ii) or the part of that country of the animal food — and each animal product and animal by-product contained in that food — 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 food, product or by-product was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the food, product or by-product, and the person produces a certificate of origin signed by an official of the government of that country attesting to that origin; and

    • (b) in the case of animal food that is carried on board a vessel, the master of the vessel certifies that no ruminants or swine, other than those imported in accordance with a permit issued under section 160, were taken on board the vessel.

  • (2) No person shall import into Canada any animal product or animal by-product that is to be used as animal food or as an ingredient in animal food unless 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 product or by-product was derived is susceptible and that can be transmitted by the product or by-product, and the person produces a certificate of origin signed by an official of the government of that country attesting to that origin.

  • SOR/78-69, s. 29;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 43;
  • SOR/97-362, s. 3;
  • SOR/97-478, s. 13;
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 7(F);
  • SOR/2009-18, s. 17.

PART VImportation of Fodder

 No person shall import into Canada from any country other than the United States any fodder to be used to feed ruminants, swine or horses except grains, cereals and seeds.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 43.

PART VIImportation of Packing Material, Beehives and Beeswax

Packing Material

  •  (1) No person shall import into Canada hay, straw or grasses in which merchandise, goods or articles are packed unless

    • (a) the shipment is accompanied by a certificate of an official veterinarian of the exporting country showing that the hay, straw or grasses were disinfected in a manner approved by the Minister; or

    • (b) where no such certificate accompanies the shipment, the hay, straw or grasses are without delay

      • (i) disinfected under the supervision of an inspector at a fumigation station approved by the Minister, or

      • (ii) incinerated.

  • (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), hay, straw or grasses in which merchandise, goods or articles are packed may be imported into Canada from a country of origin or part of such a country designated by the Minister as free of foot-and-mouth disease pursuant to section 7.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 44;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 54(E).
 
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