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Old 12-04-03, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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You can now import to Canada!

I don't know what this means about shipping or buying and selling, but I know that it is now legal to bring over any reptile other than turtles and tortoises WITHOUT A PERMIT! Here's the quote:

"Please be advised that amphibians and reptiles (excluding turtles and tortoises) are no longer regulated under the Health of Animals Regulations and as a result, no Canadian Food Inspection Agency import permit is required, nor a health certificate and no inspection will normally be done at the border. Imports are permitted from any country, for any use, to any destination in Canada."

I just got off the phone with customs and the lady explained it all to me. She said it is a good idea to bring a printed copy of the web page just in case the border guards aren't familiar with the new rule yet. Here's the page:
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