Next, you need to find out if there are any restrictions in place.

Import restrictions may be in place for controlled and regulated goods.

These goods may be imported but require additional documentation such as:

  • Licenses
  • Permits
  • Certificates

Certificates and licenses are often required for regulated and controlled goods to make sure they meet health and safety standards, these include:

Export permits are often required for controlled goods, these include:

Please see the Canada Business Network for additional information on permits, licenses and regulations

Yes. You need to determine if they country you’re exporting to has any restrictions in place.

To learn more about restrictions for goods in Canada and abroad, please contact the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.