Canadian exporters are required to use the Trade Control and Expert System New Technology (TRACES NT) as of January 15, 2022, for export certificates for all food and animal commodities destined to the EU. For more information about TRACES, refer to the CFIA web page Exporting food and animal products to the European Union.
Exporters are required to complete Part I of the appropriate certificate in TRACES NT and continue to request export services (inspection and certificate issuance) from their local CFIA office.
Export certificates are accessed through the TRACES NT and are listed below.
If you are planning an export, please contact the Animal health offices in your area to get further information.
Anyone wanting to transport horses must first ensure that the animals are healthy enough to handle the stress of transportation. When in doubt, seek the advice of a veterinarian or contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) before loading animals.
To help protect horses during travel, transporters must:
Everyone responsible for transporting horses must follow Canada’s animal transport requirements. The CFIA recognizes that the majority of transporters treat animals with care. The few who do not may face fines or prosecution. As well, imported loads of improperly transported animals may be refused entry into Canada.