Regulation – Order amending the Export Control List

On June 20, 2017, the Government of Canada finalized the regulatory process to amend the Export Control List. This amendment serves to add controls, clarify controls and remove controls over specific items as agreed upon in the various multilateral export control regimes.

The current December 2013 version of “A Guide to Canada’s Export Controls” remains in effect until August 10, 2017. On August 11, 2017, the December 2015 version of the “A Guide to Canada’s Export Controls List” (Guide) will formally come into effect. The December 2015 version of the Guide will be available on the Export Controls Division website as of July 12, 2017.

The new version of the Guide will incorporate Canadian commitments and obligations to the various multilateral export control regimes up to December 31, 2015. A table identifying the date of Canadian commitments to each regime appears below.

Export Control RegimeLatest Controls Incorporated into ECL
Wassenaar ArrangementDecember 2015
Nuclear Suppliers GroupJune 2015
Missile Technology Control RegimeOctober 2015
Australia GroupJune 2015

A brief overview of key changes are provided on the Export Controls Division website.

The regulation and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement were published on the Canada Gazette website on July 12, 2017. Please contact the Export Controls Division for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at tie.reception@international.gc.ca.

Contact Information:

Export Controls Division (TIE)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2
Tel: 343-203-4331
Fax: 613-996-9933
E-mail: TIE.reception@international.gc.ca