May 5, 2023 | Circular No. 11521

Dear Member,

Further to our Circular Letter 11496 last February, please find attached an invitation scheduled for a virtual information session (on Friday, May 12) regarding the new policy directive issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on the new national shipborne dunnage program.

As the session will be of interest to all stakeholders involved in the breakbulk supply chain, we seek your cooperation to extend this invitation to terminals, stevedores, and any other marine service providers whom you think will benefit from this information session and who may be interested in offering this service to vessel owners and operators.

We are also working on a guidance document to further explain the requirements of the policy (D-98-08 Entry Requirements for wood packaging material into Canada) which will follow in the coming weeks.


Farah Ahmad
Administrative Coordinator
Shipping Federation of Canada