Share your thoughts: Consultation on the pest risk management options for regulating Cydalima perspectalis, box tree moth (BTM), in Canada

Current status: Open

This consultation is open from August 5, 2022 to September 3, 2022

About the consultation

Cydalima perspectalis, box tree moth, is a serious pest of Buxus spp. (boxwood), a woody ornamental plant that, although not native to North America, represents an estimated annual value of $40 million to the Canadian nursery sector.

The CFIA is proposing to add Cydalima perspectalis, Box Tree Moth, to the list of federally regulated plant pests, to establish a regulated area for all of Ontario, and to implement import restrictions for Buxus spp. plants. Risk management document RMD-22-02 summarizes the pest risk assessment and presents 3 options for regulating this pest.

The CFIA has submitted a notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the proposed changes to the regulation of this pest in Canada.

Join in: how to participate

  • Read the pest risk management proposal for the regulation of Cydalima perspectalis in Canada
  • Send an email with your ideas or comments to make yourself heard

Who is the focus of this consultation

All groups that are interested in plant health, including:

  • the nursery industry
  • plant importers, distributors and retailers
  • industry associations
  • other government departments
  • international trading partners

All comments are welcome from industry, governments, the public, or other organizations or individuals.

Key themes for discussion

The CFIA is seeking feedback on the 3 risk management proposals

  1. no federal regulation
  2. establishment of a localized regulated area in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Niagara peninsula, or
  3. establishment of a regulated area for the province of Ontario (recommended option)

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Contact us

Your opinion counts!

To submit your ideas, questions, comments, or to request a copy of RMD-22-02, send an email to:

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