Logs

Clarification of the procedures regarding the export of logs harvested from Treaty Settlement (and self-government) Lands in British Columbia

This notice provides clarification of the procedures regarding the export of logs harvested from Treaty Settlement (and self-government) Lands in British Columbia, categories of land that did not exist at the time of the initial publication of Notice to Exporters No. 102 – Export of Logs from British Columbia.

1. In order to lawfully export logs harvested from Treaty Settlement Lands in British Columbia (areas of land owned and managed by First Nations pursuant to a treaty between the First Nations and the Federal Government) or self-government lands (areas of land over which First Nations have jurisdiction pursuant to a self-government agreement with the Federal Government), an applicant/exporter must obtain an export permit issued by the Export Controls Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (ECD/DFAIT). In order to obtain an export permit, the applicant/exporter must provide the ECD/DFAIT the following documents:

i) A completed export permit application:

Applicants/Exporters wishing to apply for an export permit via paper may do so by completing form EXT-1042 (PDF, 91.5 KB), Application for Permit to Export Goods (General Information Form) and form EXT 1042-3 (PDF, 113 KB), Application for Permit to Export Goods (Logs Detail Form).

Applicants/Exporters wishing to apply for an export permit electronically may do so by using EXCOL, DFAIT's online export permit application system. Within the EXCOL system, applicants will select ‘Apply for… B.C. Logs' from the list of options provided.

ii) Written letter of consent from the duly appointed representative of the First Nation government having jurisdiction over the Treaty Settlement Lands or self-government lands from which the logs proposed forexport were harvested.

2. The letter of consent issued shall be sent to the ECD/DFAIT at the following address:

i) By postal mail:
Log Export Controls Clerk
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Export Controls Division (TIE)
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2

ii) By E-mail: tie.logs-billes@international.gc.ca

iii) By Fax: 613-944-2491

3. Upon receipt of the documents noted above, the ECD/DFAIT will undertake the process of reviewing the application and if acceptable, issuing the Federal export permit.

4. As with all logs exported from British Columbia, logs must be available for inspection by the British Columbia Ministry of Forests and Ranges. As well, all logs must be marked to identify their origin.