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Import-Export: requirements, rules and customs system

Import and export formalities

Import and export formalities are numerous and they are updated regularly.

  • Are you up to date with the latest changes ?

  • Are the requirements of certain countries causing you delays or worse stoppages in your export deliveries?

  • Are you competitive?

The export and import of food products require a well-established organization and preparation that it is important not to neglect.

Do you have someone on your team who is familiar with import-export rules, bilateral health agreements between countries, potential limitations or losses of eligibility when importing or exporting certain products, special programs, etc. .?

In addition to not being simple, import-export is not only a question of customs papers or official signatures.

Make sure you are well prepared and equipped

The following elements deserve special attention and good preparation on the part of several people in your team :

  • The validation of the requirements of the country which will receive your products or of those of Canada towards the importing country.

  • Steps to become eligible for export to a new destination

  • Steps to become eligible for import from certain countries

  • The implementation of programs or verification elements allowing you to demonstrate to the regulatory authority that the compliance requirements are met

  • The implementation of specific programs for certain countries and/or certain products which may require significant changes in your establishments

  • The application of segregation measures when you import products that could limit your own export privileges

  • Use of export stamps, printable labels or stamps

  • Export via transit in a country other than the final destination

We are able to help you develop, implement or improve your import-export operations so that you are able to meet regulatory and normative compliance requirements and those of your customers (including those stipulated in the GFSI standards). This will simplify/streamline your approach to improve efficiency, minimize your efforts to stay compliant while allowing you to benefit from new opportunities and even explore new markets that you didn't even think you could export to in the first place.

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