Trade Update • March 28, 2023 T
he Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) adjusts its service fees annually based on the Consumer Price Index in accordance with the Service Fees Act. This requirement ensures that the CFIA’s service fees keep pace with inflation.
The next annual adjustment will result in an increase of the service fees by 3.4% as of March 31, 2023.
This fee increase reflects the rise in prices during the period from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Each year, the CFIA conducts an annual review of its service fees to ensure that they are appropriate and reflective of the costs associated with delivering regulatory services. This process is known as the Annual Adjustment of Service Fees.
During the Annual Adjustment of Service Fees, the CFIA considers various factors, including inflation, changes in service delivery costs, changes in demand for services, and changes in the complexity of regulatory requirements. The CFIA also consults with industry stakeholders and other interested parties to gather feedback on its proposed fee adjustments.
By charging appropriate fees, the CFIA is able to ensure that industry stakeholders are paying their fair share of the costs associated with food safety and animal health regulation, while also ensuring that it has the resources it needs to carry out its important mandate.
For more information: Adjusting service fees for inflation
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