Forward Regulatory Plan for Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies

Order Amending the Export Control List (2012)

Description of the objective

Objective: In order for Canada to implement its international obligations and commitments and for Canada’s export policies concerning strategic and military goods and technology to be effective, Canada’s export control regime must reflect current obligations, commitments and policies.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) seeks to amend the Export Control List (ECL) to reflect the Government of Canada’s obligations, commitments and policies resulting from Canada’s participation in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime and the Australia Group.

Description of the Regulation: The amendment to the ECL consists of various changes such as the amendment of the definition of the “Guide” and the updating of references to various international commitments up to December 2012.

Enabling Act: The Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” Rule and/or the small business lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

As is customary when dealing with potential changes to Canada’s export controls regime, DFAIT consults with private industry in the elaboration of its positions prior to entering into international negotiations and undertaking commitments.

These consultations are directed at stakeholders that are able to provide the Government of Canada with expert technical advice regarding strategic and military goods and technology.

Consultations regarding proposed changes within the various multilateral export control and weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation regimes to which Canada is a Participating State normally occur between January and May each year.  Please note that at the time of consultation there is no guarantee that the issue consulted will result in a change to Canada’s export controls in the year they were consulted or in the future.

As the changes to be implemented in the Order Amending the Export Control List (2012) have already been agreed to by Canada, there will be no further consultation opportunities.

Departmental contact

Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies -  General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-2387
Facsimile: 613-996-9933
TIE.reception@international.gc.ca

Order Amending the Export Control List (2013)

Description of the objective

Objective: In order for Canada to implement its international obligations and commitments and for Canada’s export policies concerning strategic and military goods and technology to be effective, Canada’s export control regime must reflect current obligations, commitments and policies.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) seeks to amend the Export Control List (ECL) to reflect the Government of Canada’s obligations, commitments and policies resulting from Canada’s participation in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime and the Australia Group.

Description of the Regulation: The amendment to the ECL consists of various changes such as the amendment of the definition of the “Guide” and the updating of references to various international commitments up to December 2013.

Enabling Act: The Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” Rule and/or the small business lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

As is customary when dealing with potential changes to Canada’s export controls regime, DFAIT consults with private industry in the elaboration of its positions prior to entering into international negotiations and undertaking commitments.

These consultations are directed at stakeholders that are able to provide the Government of Canada with expert technical advice regarding strategic and military goods and technology.

Consultations regarding proposed changes within the various multilateral export control and weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation regimes to which Canada is a Participating State normally occur between January and May each year.  Please note that at the time of consultation there is no guarantee that the issue consulted will result in a change to Canada’s export controls in the year they were consulted or in the future.

Consultations regarding changes to be implemented in the Order Amending the Export Control List (2013) have been completed.

Departmental contact

Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies -  General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-2387
Facsimile: 613-996-9933
TIE.reception@international.gc.ca

Order Amending the Export Control List (2014)

Description of the objective

Objective: In order for Canada to implement its international obligations and commitments and for Canada’s export policies concerning strategic and military goods and technology to be effective, Canada’s export control regime must reflect current obligations, commitments and policies.

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) seeks to amend the Export Control List (ECL) to reflect the Government of Canada’s obligations, commitments and policies resulting from Canada’s participation in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime and the Australia Group.

Description of the Regulation: The amendment to the ECL consists of various changes such as the amendment of the definition of the “Guide” and the updating of references to various international commitments up to December 2014. 

Enabling Act: Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” Rule and/or the small business lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

As is customary when dealing with potential changes to Canada’s export controls regime, DFATD consults with private industry in the elaboration of its positions prior to entering into international negotiations and undertaking commitments.

These consultations are directed at stakeholders that are able to provide the Government of Canada with expert technical advice regarding strategic and military goods and technology.

Consultations regarding proposed changes within the various multilateral export control and weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation regimes to which Canada is a Participating State normally occur between January and May each year.  Please note that at the time of consultation there is no guarantee that the issue consulted will result in a change to Canada’s export controls in the year they were consulted or in the future.

Consultations regarding changes to be implemented in the Order Amending the Export Control List (2014) will commence shortly (to be completed by July 2014).

Departmental contact

Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies - General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-2387
Facsimile: 613-996-9933
TIE.reception@international.gc.ca

Order Amending the Export Permit Regulations

Description of the objective 

Objective: The Order Amending the Export Permit Regulations will respond to comments received from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations regarding their concerns with the inclusion of non-prescriptive language within the Export Permit Regulations.

Description of the Regulation: The amendment to the Export Permit Regulations will make minor changes to section 3 of the regulation by including more specific language to increase the clarity of what information may be requested from applicants.

Enabling Act: The Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” Rule and/or the small business lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities

As this regulation will be responding directly to specific concerns raised by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations and the regulations will not add any new burdens to stakeholders, there will be no public consultations opportunities.

Departmental contact

Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies -  General Enquiries
Telephone: 613-996-2387
Facsimile: 613-996-9933
TIE.reception@international.gc.ca

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.