Canadian Sheep Federation Press Release: Ottawa, ON – All tags approved in the Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) are subject to increased program fees, in keeping with the newly ratified agreement with Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA).
The Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with CCIA that outlines shared roles and responsibilities in CSIP delivery. The agreement includes a schedule of program fee changes that will eventually see the fee harmonized with those of other regulated (and future regulated) species groups. Fee increases will take place over the course of the next two years, varying by tag type according to the terms of the agreement and as tag inventories are replenished.
In a directive issued earlier this spring, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed that CCIA will remain Responsible Administrator of the Canada’s sheep national identification and traceability programs through the regulatory amendment. To that end, the CSF and CCIA worked together to finalize an agreement that will ensure continued CSIP delivery and a smooth transition to future traceability regulations.
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