International Trade Certificate (ITC)

Get assistance from our team to acquire ITCs for your Natural Health Product or facility sooner than expected. We are experts in accuracy and we can help obtain English or French versions of ITCs for your business.

International Trade Certificate

International Trade Certificates (ITC) are a standard practice among various countries for getting any Natural Health Product (NHP) imported into their jurisdiction. ITCs provide information to the exporting country about the regulatory status of a Canadian NHP or Canadian manufacturer, labeler, or packager. It confirms that the product or site caters to the requirements of the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Product Directorate.

Why International Trade Certificate (ITC) Is Important

International Trade Certificates are important as they assure foreign regulatory authorities that NHPs exported to their countries can be marketed in Canada in compliance with the Natural Health Product Regulations. Most countries recognize and adhere to the regulatory programs in Canada, both in terms of product registration and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). Having said that, some countries require additional proof of these Canadian regulatory requirements. That’s where an International Trade Certificate comes in handy.

An ITC provides one of two functions:

  1. An ITC certifies the valid status of an NHP being exported (ie. the product holds an NPN or DIN-HM)
  2. An ITC can demonstrate GMP compliance for sites that possess a valid NHP Site License (SL) issued by the NNHPD.

Note that ITCs are only distributed to Canadian-based companies with a valid NPN, DIN-HM, or site license.

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Issuance of ITCs in Canada

Health Canada has discontinued issuing International Trade Certificates (ITC) and has made third-party issuers responsible for issuing these certificates. Wondering who you should consult for ITCs or where you will acquire the certificate? Don’t worry. Quality Smart Solutions can help you by issuing ITCs for your product or site with a quick turnaround time.

International Trade Certificates (ITC) Issued by Quality Smart Solutions

As a registered third-party ITC issuer, Quality Smart Solutions offers International Trade Certificates with accuracy and the capability of either English or French versions of ITCs.

International Trade Certificate for NHPs

Any product with a validNPN or DIN-HM can obtain an ITC. Remember to submit a separate application for each product and country of destination.

International Trade Certificate of GMP Compliance

A Good Manufacturing Practices Compliance certificate is a product-specific document. It is offered for domestic Canadian sites that have a valid Site License. It proves that a facility complies with the Canadian NHP GMPs.

Frequently Asked Questions - International Trade Certificate

International Trade Certificates (ITC) are a standard practice among various countries for getting any Natural Health Product (NHP) imported into their jurisdiction. ITCs provide information to the exporting country about the regulatory status of a Canadian NHP or Canadian manufacturer, labeler, or packager. It confirms that the product or site caters to the requirements of the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Product Directorate.

International Trade Certificates are important as they assure foreign regulatory authorities that NHPs exported to their countries can be marketed in Canada in compliance with the Natural Health Product Regulations. Most countries recognize and adhere to the regulatory programs in Canada, both in terms of product registration and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice). Having said that, some countries require additional proof of these Canadian regulatory requirements. That’s where an International Trade Certificate comes in handy.

An ITC provides one of two functions:

  1. An ITC certifies the valid status of an NHP being exported (ie. the product holds an NPN or DIN-HM)
  2. An ITC can demonstrate GMP compliance for sites that possess a valid NHP Site Licence (SL) issued by the NNHPD.

Note that ITCs are only distributed to Canadian-based companies with a valid NPN, DIN-HM, or site license.

Health Canada has discontinued issuing International Trade Certificates (ITC) and has made third-party issuers responsible for issuing this certificate. Wondering who you should consult for ITCs or where you will acquire the certificate? Don’t worry. Quality Smart Solutions can help you by issuing ITCs for your product or site with a quick turnaround time.

As a registered third-party ITC issuer, Quality Smart Solutions offers International Trade Certificates with accuracy and the capability of either English or French versions of ITCs.

  1. International Trade Certificate for NHPs
  2. International Trade Certificate of GMP Compliance – proving that your facility is compliant

Need Expert Assistance with International Trade Certificates (ITC)?

Contact us today at 1-800-396-5144 or info@qualitysmartsolutions.com to obtain International Trade Certificates. You can also complete the form below and leave your message. We will respond to you soon.

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