Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Export and Import Permits Act

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Economic Significance of Import Permits

Graphic representation of issued import permits by commodity (excluding steel commodity for which 299,331 permits were issued). In 2011, over 339,000 permits were issued.

  • 2,042 permits for beef and veal;
  • 7,244 permits for chicken and chicken products;
  • 5,858 permits for cheese;
  • 4,785 permits for dairy products;
  • 1,994 permits for broiler hatching eggs and chicks;
  • 1,471 permits for eggs and egg products;
  • 444 permits for turkey and turkey products;
  • 445 permits for margarine; 32 permits for pork;
  • 442 permits for wheat and barley;
  • 13,611 permits for textiles and clothing;
  • 2,149 permits for arms and ammunition.

Import Permit Applications

Graphic representation of import permits processed in 2011 for agriculture and dairy products, steel products and weapons and munitions.

  • 339,846 permits issued;
  • 1,889 applications denied;
  • 15,575 permits cancelled.

Tarrif Rate Quota Vs. Imports

Graphic representation of Tarrif Rate Quotas (TRQ) versus imports for wheat, wheat products, barley, and barley products.

  • Wheat: 226,883 tonnes (TRQ) vs. 74,089 tonnes (imports);
  • Wheat products: 123,557 tonnes (TRQ) vs. 163,754 tonnes (imports);
  • Barley: 399,000 tonnes (TRQ) vs. 118,233 tonnes (imports);
  • Barley products: 19,131 tonnes (TRQ) vs. 30,711 tonnes (imports).

Economic Significance of Export Permits

Graphic representation of issued export permits by commodity. In 2011, over 185,500 permits were issued.

  • 6,424 permits for sugar;
  • 928 permits for peanut butter;
  • 26,511 permits for clothing and textiles;
  • 134,667 permits for softwood lumber;
  • 9,078 permits for ECL 5101 Logs;
  • 15 permits for ECL 5102 Pulpwood;
  • 2,712 permits for GRP 1 Dual Use;
  • 4,139 permits for GRP 2 Munitions;
  • 335 permits for GRP 3 Non-Proliferation;
  • 105 permits for GRP 4 Nuclear;
  • 374 permits for GRP 5 Goods and technology;
  • 339 permits for GRP 6 Missile;
  • 56 permits for GRP 7 Chemical.

Export Control List Applications

Graphic representation of export permit applications processed in 2011 for goods or technology included on the Export Control List.

  • 17,153 permits issued;
  • 6 applications denied;
  • 356 applications withdrawn;
  • 176 permits cancelled;
  • 419 applications returned without action.

Softwood Lumber permit Applications

Graphic representation of softwood lumber permit applications processed in 2011.

  • 134,667 permits issued;
  • 1,763 applications rejected;
  • 4,846 permits cancelled.

Agricultural Export Applications

Graphic representation of agricultural export permits processed in 2011.

  • 7,352 permits issued (6,424 for sugar, 928 for peanut butter);
  • 57 applications rejected (37 for sugar, 20 for peanut butter);
  • 341 permits cancelled (305 for sugar, 36 for peanut butter).

Permits and Certifcates Issued

Graphic representation of import certificate and delivery verification certificates issues in 2011 (excludes Steel products).

  • 339,846 import permits;
  • 185,821 export permits;
  • 4,216 import certificates;
  • 482 delivery verifications.