International Trade Certificates
As a service to the Natural Health Product sector, CHFA offers International Trade Certificates to facilitate international trade. The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) of Health Canada encourages companies to submit their International Trade Certificate (ITC) requests to designated third party issuers, including CHFA, who have agreed to adhere to certain NHPD criteria. CHFA has developed its ITC program based on information and direction provided by Health Canada. The certification to be provided under this program will be verified against the following NHPD databases, the Licensed Natural Health Products Database (LNHPD), and the List of Site Licence Holders. CHFA may update the process based on experience with issuing of ITCs or any additional international needs. Changes to the process will be driven by the need to streamline the review process and to ensure international acceptance of certificates. The certificate program, which includes International Trade Certificates for Natural Health Products (NHPs) and International Trade Certificates of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance, is available to members of CHFA.