The Government of Canada defines an International Trade Certificate (ITC) as “a document which speaks to the regulatory status of a Natural Health Product (NHP) in Canada and/or the Canadian manufacturing, packaging, and/or labeling site. Given the significant number of NHPs exported abroad, the ITC was developed to help facilitate access to Canadian-made NHPs in foreign markets”
What this means: If you have a product with a Natural Product Number (NPN) and want to sell your product outside North America, you are recommended to get an ITC. The issuance of an ITC will help ease market entry in foreign jurisdictions. You cannot get simpler than that for an explanation.
These documents were at one time issued by Health Canada, however since September 2, 2013, the responsibility was designated independent 3rd parties, such as dicentra.
While there are many companies that have the authority to issue ITCs, at the end of the day these documents are standardized and no one ITC is better than another. So then how should you choose which company to partner with for your ITC?
As mentioned above, obtaining an ITC from dicentra is a quick and easy process. In order for us to complete your form we’ll need:
Besides ITCs, dicentra also issues GMP Compliance Certificates and Certificates of Free Sale. Same price and the same great customer service.
dicentra is a contract research organization and professional consulting firm that specializes in addressing all matters related to safety, quality, and compliance for all product categories in the life sciences and food industries.
We evaluate, implement, and provide all the necessary support for your products and operations, allowing you to gain market access while building confidence in your brand.
We are also very happy to say that our mission remains the same today as it did 18 years ago; To continuously provide our clients with result-oriented regulatory and scientific solutions that promote accelerated business growth and a long-term strategic partnership.
Terry has been with dicentra for over 8 years and is our Global Certifications Operations Manager.
If you have any questions about this article or anything related to Global Certifications, email us or feel free to give Terry a call at 416-361-3400, ext 222
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