September 15, 2023 | Circular No. 11578

Dear Member,

Attached please find Memo from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency advising us that the high risk period for Flighted Spongy Moth Complex (FSMC – formerly AGM, Asian Gypsy Moth) ends after September 15, 2023.  Thus, from September 16, 2023 until February 29, 2024 (for Western Canada) and until March 14, 2024 (for Eastern Canada), all high risk ships will be permitted to enter Canada without certification requirements.

Details of Canada’s FSMC/AGM certification can be found in this link.


Farah Ahmad
Coordinator, Marine Operations
Shipping Federation of Canada