Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

October 4, 2019

Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will experience temporary systems maintenance outage October 4, 2019 - 22:30 - October 5, 2019 20:59 PST

Who will this effect? Every shipment was requiring CFIA review entering Canada regardless of the customs broker.

What does this mean?

Consequently, the following services may not be available for this period:

  • CFIA Website (
  • Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
  • CFIA Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool (ASISST)
  • AIRS Verification Service (AVS)

·         National Import Service Centre (NISC) Email (

When will my shipment be cleared for entry? CFIA will continue to process shipments.


Pacific Customs Brokers will continue to communicate with CFIA on its system's outage and update this notification as new information emerges. Once operational, this message will no longer appear on our website.