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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for the federal Seed Potato Certification Program, establishment and maintenance of policy directives to prevent the introduction and spread of diseases and regulated quarantine pests of potatoes in Canada.

CFIA activities include:

  • verifying and certifying that exports of potatoes meet the phytosanitary requirements of countries that import Canadian products
  • verifying that imports of potatoes meet Canadian phytosanitary requirements
  • conducting surveys to detect and control or eradicate designated plant pests in Canada

The key acts and regulations we enforce are:

Information we provide for the general public includes:

Information we provide for the plant industry includes:

Additional government and industry information can be found at: