Solutions for Commercial Importers of Natural Health Products

Import Natural Health Products efficiently with our extensive network of distributors and brokers. Whether you would like to sell to independent health food stores or to mass, we will always stand by you.

Canada Supplement Import Regulations

Natural Health Products (NHPs) are substances that come under Schedule 1 of the Natural Health Products Regulations. Their scope includes traditional products, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic and Homeopathics (HM-DIN). Quality Import Solutions assist you to meet regulations of the commercial import of natural health products. Before importing NHPs, you must know that

  • NHPs meet the requirements of the Food and Drugs Act like licensing, labelling and GMPs.
  • Obtaining a Natural Product Number (NPN) is a must for commercial importers of NHPs.
  • The holder of NPN must have a business location in Canada.
  • A Health Canada authorized importer should ensure quality assurance activities with the potency, identity and purity of the health product.
  • Key activities performed by the importer include product release, stability data reporting, and if required,  adverse event reporting.

Important Import Fundamentals

It is advisable to keep your import record for six years following the date of import as they can be audited by Customs at any point during this time. Since you will be serving as the ‘Importer of Record’, you will be liable for the accuracy and completeness of the import declaration. Also, you will be responsible for the payment of applicable taxes and duties in Canada.

  • Tax and duty must be paid upon importation into Canada.
  • The tariff, value, and origin of commodities being imported determine the rate of duty.
  • At the port of entry, certain import documentation needs to be presented to the border services.
  • The import is subject to inspection, customs review, audit prior to or after the importation.
  • The Government of Canada may levy extra fees for these services.

Checklist before Exporting Dietary Supplements/NHPs to Canada

Site License Facility

Carefully choose the licensed facility in Canada you want to use for importing NHPs.

Quality Assurance Experts

Make sure you have Quality Assurance experts before importing NHPs to Canada.

GMP Compliant

Confirm your manufacturing units comply with NHP and GMP regulations.

Packaging Compliant

Check if additional buildings used in the supply chain meet packaging regulations.

Shelf Life at Expiry

Confirm whether you collect evidence that your product meets its shelf life expiry.

Quality Technical Agreement

Check with an importer to ensure all sections of GMPs are covered by both parties.

Release Specifications

Be ready to provide written product release specifications according to NHP guides.

Addition of Buildings

Arrange for adding your building and supplements to the Canadian importer’s site.

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