Trophy Import issues into Canada
This came to me via a good friend and Hunting TV Host. I also confirmed it through my shipping agent. One big problem right now is there is only one certified taxidermist in Canada at the moment (hopefully another will be approved shortly).
Make sure to let your voices know this is not acceptable!
Hello to All,
The Importing Requirements have changed in Canada and we feel it is important that you know the new regulations. In simple form, Wildlife Trophies that enter Canada after July 22, 2013 must be in a fully Taxidermied state meaning ready to mount on a wall or fully mounted (no other taxidermy needed.) Any skins, Skulls, Horns etc that are NOT fully taxidermied will have to be sent to a CERTIFIED TAXIDERMIST (CFIA APPROVED) to be fully taxidermied before clearance will be issued. They will be treated like quarantined shipments. If you could please pass this information on to any parties you know will be affected by this change we would greatly appreciate it.
The requirement for all animal tissues to be imported into Canada has been updated to reflect the high-risk nature of this commodity. This requirement for hunting trophy imports will be enforced at Vancouver International Airport beginning July 22, 2013. In the meantime, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be scrutinizing trophy shipments more closely.
The most up-to-date policy is "Importation of Integumentary Tissue", available online:
Importation of Integumentary Tissue - Animals - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Please forward this information to any interested parties.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Richmond Sub-District Office/
Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments, Bureau de sous-district Richmond
Animal Health/Santé des animaux
Tel: (604) 666-7042
Fax: (604) 666-6027
Plant Health/Santé des végétaux
Tel: (604) 666-7177
Fax: (604) 666-7170