Pre-market Application Submissions Office


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The Pre-market Application Submissions Office (PASO) delivers and coordinates the services and activities related to reviewing and processing applications for products requiring a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) pre-market approval. PASO is the first point of contact for questions regarding the status of a previously submitted application, or administrative guidance to complete a new application package for any of the following:

  • Fertilizers and supplements
  • Plant Breeders’ Rights
  • Plants with novel traits
  • Livestock feeds
  • Crop varieties subject to registration
  • Veterinary biologic