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Agribusiness

Published: December 2019

Canada


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  • 1.

    Regulation
    What is the regulatory environment for meat and poultry?

  • 2.


    What is the regulatory environment for all other human food?

  • 3.

    Relevant organisations
    What are the main non-governmental organisations and non-profit organisations in the agribusiness sector in your jurisdiction?

  • 4.

    Legislation
    Identify and summarise the enacted legislation addressing agricultural property transactions in your jurisdiction. Outline how farmland is typically held.

  • 5.

    Non-agricultural land rules
    Outline any rules related to use of farmland for non-agricultural uses.

  • 6.

    Lending
    What special rules are important to agricultural lending in your jurisdiction?

  • 7.

    Publicly controlled property
    Describe any rules relating to public control of farm property in your jurisdiction. What enacted legislation governs them?

  • 8.

    Foreign ownership restrictions
    Are there any restrictions on foreign ownership of farm property in your jurisdiction? What enacted legislation governs them?

  • 9.

    Support programmes
    Does the government provide agriculture support programmes to producers, processors or agriculture-related businesses and organisations? Outline the programmes and how they are generally accessed.

  • 10.

    Incentives for foreign investors
    Are there any programmes addressing assistance or government incentives for investment by foreign ownership in agribusiness?

  • 11.

    Livestock legislation
    List the main applicable enacted legislation for primary processors of live animals.

  • 12.

    Food safety regime
    Describe food safety regulations for meat and poultry products, and all other food products in your jurisdiction.

  • 13.

    Safety enforcement
    What enforcement can take place in relation to food safety? What penalties may apply?

  • 14.

    Product certification
    Describe any certification programmes and regulations for genetically modified foods and organic foods.

  • 15.

    Food labelling requirements
    What are the food labelling requirements, including the applicable enacted legislation, enforcement and penalties?

  • 16.

    Food animal legislation
    List the main applicable enacted legislation regarding health of food animals, including transportation and disease outbreak and management.

  • 17.

    Animal movement restrictions
    What are the restrictions on the movement of animals within your country?

  • 18.

    Slaughter legislation
    Where would one find the regulations related to livestock slaughtering?

  • 19.

    Pest control requirements
    Outline the regulatory regime for pesticides in your jurisdiction.

  • 20.

    Typical organisation
    How are agricultural operations typically organised in your jurisdiction?

  • 21.

    Foreign ownership
    Outline any restrictions on foreign ownership of agricultural operations or businesses other than farming operations.

  • 22.

    Worker rights
    Describe any specific rules or laws governing the rights of workers or employees for agricultural operations.

  • 23.

    Immigration regulation
    How is farmworker immigration regulated in your jurisdiction?

  • 24.

    Work health and safety regulation
    Outline the health and safety regulations relating to farmworkers in your jurisdiction.

  • 25.

    Import regulation
    Describe the regulatory environment for animal product imports.

  • 26.


    Describe the regulatory environment for all other food imports.

  • 27.

    Tariffs and quotas
    May tariffs, quotas or similar measures be put in place?

  • 28.

    Import and export treaties
    What treaties apply to the import and export of agricultural products in your jurisdiction?

  • 29.

    Plant breeder rights
    How are plant breeders’ property rights protected in your jurisdiction?

  • 30.

    Access to plant varieties and technologies
    How is farmers’ access to crop varieties and plant technologies addressed in your jurisdiction?

  • 31.

    Other intellectual property
    What other intellectual property considerations apply to agribusiness in your jurisdiction?

  • 32.

    Regulatory agencies
    Describe the regulatory agencies that have a role in managing the environmental impact of agricultural production in your jurisdiction.

  • 33.

    Water and air pollution regulation
    Describe how water and air pollution is regulated in relation to primary agriculture in your jurisdiction.

  • 34.

    Waste regulation
    Describe how liquid and other waste is regulated in relation to primary agriculture in your jurisdiction.

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