Electronic signatures now accepted on health certificates

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) have come to an agreement on electronically signed health certificates.

Under the agreement, which went into effect June 1, the U.S. will accept electronically signed certificates (i.e. certificates that are requested and issued via My CFIA) for the import of live cattle and bison at all U.S. ports of entry.

The agreement comes after a pilot program in Manitoba last winter.

For more info or to enrol, go to inspection.gc.ca/mycfia.

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