On June 10, 2019, new OGD extensions for organic fresh fruits and vegetables were implemented in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) database. The AIRS database shows the import requirements for Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulated commodities.
On October 1, 2020, the AIRS database will be updated to reflect the Organic Certificate (Registration type #68 ) admissibility requirements. Importers of fresh fruits and vegetables will be required to submit a digital copy of organic product certificate, when declaring organic products online using the Integrated Import Declaration (IID).
For information on how this affects your business, please reach out to Carson.