OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2017 /CNW/ – If you’re planning on bringing pesticides into Canada, you should know that Health Canada is changing the rules for importing pesticides for personal use.
Unregistered pesticides brought in from other countries have not been assessed for safety by Health Canada, and may not be labeled or packaged properly for safe use in Canada. For this reason, the Pest Control Products Regulations are being updated to further protect the health, safety and environment of Canadians.
What you should do
Starting April 18, 2018, you can no longer bring unregistered pesticides into Canada if they are not equivalent to those already registered in Canada for personal use in or around your home (i.e., Domestic Class products). An equivalent pesticide is one that has the same active ingredient in the same concentration. In addition, you will no longer be allowed to purchase unregistered pesticides online and have them shipped to Canada. The purchaser of the product must bring it into Canada in person. Read More…