On July 31, 2012, the Government of Canada concluded the regulatory process issuing General Export Permit No. 45 – Cryptography for the Development or Production of a Product (GEP 45).
As a result of the introduction of GEP 45, the process to export or transfer certain cryptographic goods and technology for the purpose of the development or production of a product has been streamlined. Under GEP 45, 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. 182.
The order and accompanying Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement will be published in the August 15, 2012 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part II.