This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has successfully updated the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to include the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence requirement for the food commodities that now require a SFC licence.

Due to the numerous changes to the AIRS database, we encourage the users to consult AIRS to view the most recent updates to the CFIA regulated food products and to obtain pertinent information. For those importers/brokers using the AIRS Verification Service (AVS), AVS currently reflects all updated AIRS information.

For more information regarding the HS codes being changed, see Changes to harmonized system (HS) codes.


Members are reminded to consult the CFIA Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) for import requirements for fresh fruits and vegetables.

To view the AIRS instructional video, please click on the following link:  http://inspection.gc.ca/airs


Below is a listing of recent CFIA-AIRS updates.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: April 11, 2019

B) AIRS was published to:

i) change the format from “Numeric” to “Alpha numeric” for the following Registration Type. NO VERSION CHANGE.

114 - Number of units per package

ii) modify the Licence Permit Certificate or Other (LPCO) from “Materialized” to “Dematerialized” for the following Registration Type. NO VERSION CHANGE.

277 - State of origin of the product indicated on any official USDA documentation


CFIA-AIRS Updates: February 21, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS codes with the end use “Samples for testing”.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

07.02.00 - Tomatoes, fresh or chilled. (Lycopersicum esculentum)
07.03.10 - Onions and shallots. (Allium cepa), (Allium ascalonicum)
07.03.20 - p>07.02.00 - Tomatoes, fresh or chilled. (Lycopersicum esculentum)
07.03.10 - Onions and shallots. (Allium cepa), (Allium ascalonicum)
07.03.20 - Garlic. (Allium spp.)
07.03.90 - Leeks and other alliaceous vegetables. (Allium spp.)
07.04.10 - Cauliflowers and headed broccoli. (Brassica oleracea L. var. Botrytis)
07.04.20 - Brussels sprouts. (Brassica oleracea) 07.04.90 - Other.
07.05.11 - Lettuce: Cabbage lettuce (head lettuce). (Lactuca sativa var. capitata)
07.05.19 - Lettuce: Other. (Lactuca spp.)
07.05.21 - Chicory: Witloof (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum). (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum)
07.05.29 - Chicory: Other. (Cichorium spp.)
07.06.10 - Carrots and turnips. (Daucus carota), (Brassica rapa)
07.06.90 - Other.
07.07.00 - Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled. (Cucumis sativus)
07.08.10 - Peas (Pisum sativum).
07.08.20 - Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.).  (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)
07.08.90 - Other leguminous vegetables.
07.09.20 - Asparagus. (Asparagus spp.).
07.09.30 - Aubergines. (Solanum melongena).
07.09.40 - Celery other than celeriac. (Apium spp.).
07.09.51 - Mushrooms and truffles: Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus.
07.09.59 - Mushrooms and truffles : Other.
07.09.60 - Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta. (Capsicum spp.).
07.09.70 - Spinach, New Zealand spinach and orache spinach (garden spinach). (Spinacia oleracea).
07.09.91 - Other: Globe artichokes.
07.09.93 - Other: Pumpkins, squash and gourds (Cucurbita spp.).
07.09.99 - Other: Other.
07.14.10 - Manioc (cassava). (Manihot spp.).
07.14.20 - Sweet potatoes. (Ipomoea spp.).
07.14.30 - Yams (Dioscorea spp.).
07.14.40 - Taro (Colocasia spp.).
07.14.50 - Yautia (Xanthosoma spp.).
07.14.90 - Other.

Chapter 08 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS codes with the end use “Samples for testing”.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

08.03.10 - Plantains.
08.03.90 - Other.
08.04.10 - Dates (fresh or dried).
08.04.20 - Figs (fresh or dried).
08.04.30 - Pineapples (fresh or dried).
08.04.40 - Avocados (fresh or dried).
08.04.50 - Guavas, mangoes and mangosteens (fresh or dried).
08.05.10 - Oranges (fresh or dried).
08.05.21 - Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids: Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas).
08.05.22 - Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids: Clementines.
08.05.29 - Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); clementines, wilkings and similar citrus hybrids: Other.
08.05.40 - Grapefruit, including pomelos (fresh or dried).
08.05.50 - Lemons (Citrus limon, Citrus limonum) and limes (Citrus aurantifolia, Citrus latifolia).
08.05.90 - Other (fresh or dried).
08.06.10 - Grapes (fresh). (Vitis spp.)
08.07.11 - Melons: Watermelons (fresh).
08.07.19 - Melons: Other (fresh).
08.07.20 - Papaws (papayas) (fresh).
08.07.19 - Melons: Other (fresh).
08.08.10 - Apples (fresh). (Malus spp.)
08.08.30 - Pears.
08.08.40 - Quinces.
08.09.10 - Apricots (fresh).
08.09.21 - Cherries: Sour cherries (Prunus cerasus).
08.09.29 - Cherries: Other.
08.09.30 - Peaches, including nectarines (fresh).
08.09.40 - Plums and sloes (fresh).
08.10.10 - Strawberries (fresh).
08.10.20 - Raspberries, blackberries, mulberries and loganberries (fresh).
08.10.30 - Black, white or red currants and gooseberries.
08.10.40 - Cranberries, bilberries and other fruits of the genus Vaccinium (fresh).
08.10.50 - Kiwifruit (fresh)Kiwi fruit (fresh).
08.10.60 - Durians (fresh).
08.10.70 - Persimmons (fresh).
08.10.90 - Other.

Chapter 09 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS codes with the end use “Samples for testing”.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

09.10.99.7338 - Thyme.
09.10.30.7100 - Turmeric (curcuma).

Chapter 12 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS codes with the end use “Samples for testing”.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

12.01.90 - Soya beans, whether or not broken: Other.
12.11.90.9990 - Other herbs - with or without roots (Fresh or Chilled).


CFIA-AIRS Updates: January 31, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to modify the list of registration types for the following HS code with the end uses “Further processing” and “Human consumption” originating from California.
NO VERSION CHANGE.

07.09.99.3034.01 - Parsley - with or without roots (fresh or chilled).


CFIA-AIRS Updates: January 23, 2019

Chapter 08 was published to change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA-NISC” to “Approved” for the following HS codes originating from the state of California.

08.10.20.4011 – Loganberries (fresh). (Rubus × loganobaccus)
08.10.20.4013 – Raspberries (fresh).(Rubus sp. other than R. caesius, R. fructicosus, R. × loganobaccus, R. ursinus × R. idaeus)
08.10.20.4014 – European dewberries (Fresh) - (Rubus caesius)
08.10.20.4015 – European blackberries (Fresh) - (Rubus fructicosus)
08.10.90.4023 – Boysenberries  (fresh). (Rubus ursinus × R. idaeus)


CFIA-AIRS Updates: January 19, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to:

i) change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA - NISC” to “Approved” and to remove a registration type for the following HS code with the end uses “Further processing” and “Human consumption” with the miscellaneous codes “Rooted, grown in soil-free media” and “Without soil” originating from the state of California.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine Lettuce.

ii) remove a registration type for the following HS code with the end uses “Further processing” and “Human consumption” with the miscellaneous code “With soil or related matter (including growing media not approved under the CGMP)” originating from the state of California. NO VERSION CHANGE.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine Lettuce.

Chapter 20 was published to change the release recommendation from “Refer to CFIA - NISC” to “Approved” and remove a registration type for the following HS code with the end use “Human consumption” originating from the United States.

20.05.99.7271 - Other Salads.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: January 17, 2019

Chapter 07 was published to remove a registration type for the following HS code with end use “Human Consumption”.

07.12.20.7100 – Onion: Dried

Chapter 20 was published to remove a registration type for the following HS code with the end use “Human Consumption”.

20.05.99.9999 – Other

This created a requirement version change for the following HS codes.

20.05.99.2084 - Single vegetables (airtight containers).
20.05.99.2085 - Mixture of vegetables (airtight containers).
20.05.99.7273 - Sauerkraut with preservative.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: December 21, 2018

This notice is to inform importers and brokers that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be updating the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) to include the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) licence requirement for the food commodities that will require a SFCR licence on January 15, 2019.

For more information regarding the HS codes being changed, see Changes to harmonized system (HS) codes.

To find out if and when you need a licence, refer to the licencing interactive tool and the SFCR timelines resources on the CFIA website.

If you have questions, fill out our feedback form or call 1-800-442-2342.


CFIA-AIRS Updates: December 7, 2018

Chapter 07 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS code with end uses “Human Consumption” and “Further Processing” originating from California.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine Lettuce.

Chapter 20 was published to modify the import conditions for the following HS code with end use “Human Consumption” originating from the United States.

20.05.99.7271 - Other Salads


CFIA-AIRS Updates: November 30, 2018

Chapter 07 was published to add the miscellaneous codes “Rooted, grown in soil-free media” and “Without soil” to the following HS code originating from the United States except California.

07.05.19.3028.99 Other lettuce

This created a requirement version change for the following HS code.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine lettuce

Chapter 07 was published to add the following OGD extensions.

07.05.19.3028.10 - Romaine Lettuce.
07.05.19.3028.99 - Other lettuce.

This created a requirement version change for the following HS codes originating from the United States.

07.05.19.3025 - Asian lettuce (fresh or chilled).
07.05.21 - Chicory: Witloof (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum). (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum)
07.06.10.3018 - Baby carrots (fresh or chilled). (Daucus carota)
07.06.10.3019 - Turnips (fresh or chilled). (Brassica rapa)
07.06.90.3021 - Horseradish (fresh or chilled). (Armoracia lapathifolia)
07.06.90.3026 - Celery root, celeriac (fresh or chilled). (Apium spp.)
07.09.20.3030 - Spinach - New Zealand and orache spinach (fresh or chilled). (Spinachia oleracea)
07.09.99.3034 - Herbs - with or without roots (fresh or chilled).
07.09.99.3039 - Jicama (fresh or chilled).
07.14.10.3044 - Manioc (cassava) (fresh or chilled). (Manihot spp.)
07.14.20.3043 - Sweet potato (fresh or chilled). (Ipomoea spp.)
07.14.30.0001 - Yam (tuber) (fresh or chilled).
07.14.40.0001 - Taro (root) - fresh or chilled.
07.14.50 - Yautia (Xanthosoma spp.).
07.14.90.0006 - Tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes - with high starch or inulin content.

Chapter 20 was published to change the release recommendation from “Approved” to “Refer to CFIA - NISC” and add the Registration Type “Proof of Origin” for the following HS code with the end use “Human Consumption” originating from the state of California.

20.05.99.7271 - Other Salads

This created a requirement version change for the following HS codes.

20.05.99.7272 - Hummus vegetable spread.
20.05.99.7274 - Coleslaw.
20.05.99.7275 - Ready-to-serve salad mixes, prepared or preserved.
20.05.99.7277 - Vegetable-based dips and spreads (except hummus), prepared or preserved.