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Personal Protective Equipment: What Importers Need To Know – Webinar

July 29, 2020

On July 23, we hosted a webinar in partnership with Miller Thomson LLP about personal protective equipment (PPE) and the most important things that importers should know in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In case you weren’t able to join us — or just need a refresher — follow the link below to access the presentation and webinar recording: Personal Protective Equipment: What Importers Need To Know.



There is an unprecedented demand and urgent need for access to health products during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of Canada’s response to COVID-19, interim measures and interim orders (IO) are in place to help ensure quicker and more flexible access to health products.

Health Canada works with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to assess the compliance of health products at the border. To ensure that CBSA and Health Canada can determine if health products meet requirements, shipments should include the necessary information, such as:

  • product licence numbers
  • site or establishment licence numbers
  • copy of the IO authorization or
  • copies of other import documents

Health Canada is expediting approvals of product reviews and relevant site or establishment licences for COVID-19-related health products. Find out what authorizations or licences you need to import COVID-19-related health products by contacting us at

Read the full Government of Canada memo and link to specific products are located here.