The Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) is a reference tool that shows the import requirements for Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regulated commodities.

If you are planning on importing fresh fruits and vegetables into Canada or are an exporter intending to export fresh fruits and vegetables to Canada, CFIA-AIRS will provide you with the requirements that a Canadian company must comply with in order for that product or commodity to be able to enter Canada. A few of these requirements are:

• Dispute Resolution Corporation Membership, unless exempted
• CFIA Safe Food for Canadians License
• Electronic Date Interchange (EDI) – Integrated Import Declaration (IID) or Confirmation of Sale (COS) – Government form
• Labeling
• Phytosanitary if applicable

If you want to learn how to use CFIA-AIRS, click on the following link and follow the instructions:

CFIA Automated Import Reference System

If this would be your first-time using CFIA-AIRS, we recommend using the following tutorial link:

CFIA-AIRS Tutorial

If you have any questions about this tool, do not hesitate to contact us at DRC’s Help Desk.

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