Shawn Buckley’s discussion paper on expensive proposed changes to Exporting and Importing in Canada under The Food And Drug Act and the expected impact on Natural Health Products (NHPs) cost and availability is now available.
Once again, Health Canada has found a new strategy to impose rent seeking on Canadian NHP manufacturers, importers, and sellers. There is no benefit to any Canadian or to Canadian business as a result of the newly proposed changes to exporting and importing. These changes can only harm businesses in the Canadian NHP industry and Canadians’ individual access to NHPs.
Health Canada appears determined to cripple Canadian NHP businesses via astronomical and unnecessary licensing, inspection, and other regulatory fees that will make it next to impossible for small or medium sized NHP businesses to continue to operate in Canada – especially once the Self-Care Framework is fully implemented. For more on that timeline, read our recent update.
ACTION NEEDED NOW
We are asking you to educate yourself by downloading and reading this Discussion Paper (July 2021).
The actions of NHPPA are currently restricted by limited funding. We are relying on you, our supporters and fellow members of the Canadian public to engage Members of Parliament, participate in the democratic process, and activate your networks more than ever. We need you to push back and stop these changes. After reading the Discussion Paper, we are requesting you do the following:
To comment on proposed regulations, Canadians can access the comment section of the Canada Gazette online at: https://gazette.gc.ca/consult/consult-eng.html
If you are reading this prior to August 25, 2021, while the comment period is still open to the public, we encourage you to visit the Canada Gazette to comment on the proposed regulations. Download or view the Discussion Paper at the link above for detailed instructions on how to submit your comments.
Thank you for taking immediate action.