On January 14, 2013, the Government of Canada concluded the regulatory process issuing General Export Permit No. 46 – Cryptography for Use by Certain Consignees (GEP 46).
As a result of the introduction of GEP 46, the process to export or transfer certain cryptographic goods and technology for use by certain consignees has been streamlined. Under GEP 46, residents of Canada will be able to export or transfer most goods and technology identified in item number 1-5.A.2, 1-5.B.2, 1-5.D.2 and 1-5.E.2 of A Guide to Canada Export Controls, excluding those ineligible items identified in section 2 of the regulation, to many destinations.
Further information concerning the regulation can be found in Notice to Exporters No. 186.
The order and accompanying Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement will be published in the January 30, 2013 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part II.