Thus, GMP certificates and batch inspection certificates are to be mutually recognized to avoid re-controls after importation.
Until 31 December 2020, trade between the UK and Canada was regulated by the CETA agreement. With Brexit coming into force, the UK's participation has ended.
Unlike the EU-UK trade agreement, the UK-Canada agreement is more comprehensive, as it also regulates batch testing. In contrast, products imported into the EU from the UK have to be retested.
The interim agreement between Canada and the UK is to be followed by a more extensive trade agreement after ratification.