You may already be a Non-Resident Importer (NRI) shipping to Canada, thinking about becoming an NRI if you are shipping to Canada, or perhaps your customer wants you to be the importer of record for shipments going to them in Canada. No matter the circumstance, it is important to know that on January 15, 2019 the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into effect and will impact the way NRIs currently export to Canada.
What does this mean from a DRC and SFCR perspective?
CFIA defines a non-resident importer as a person importing food into Canada whose fixed place of business is in a country other than Canada. Effective January 15, 2019 in order to be an NRI for fresh fruits and vegetables, CFIA will apply four main conditions when considering NRI status:
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To view this information as a pdf file follow this link: http://fvdrc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/DRC-SFCR-and-NRI-2019-January-1.pdf