Forward Regulatory Plan for Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies

Order Amending the Export Control List (2014)

Description of the objective

Objective: In order for Canada to implement its international obligations and commitments regarding the export of strategic and military goods and technology, Canada’s Export Control List must reflect the most up-to-date controls lists of the four multilateral export control regimes of which Canada is a member.

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) seeks to amend the Export Control List (ECL) on an annual basis to reflect the control lists endorsed by participating states 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 reflecting the updates made within the four multilateral control regimes up to December 2014.

Some existing language of controlled items may be clarified, some items may no longer be controlled while other items and technology may be added for control requiring Canadian exporters of these goods to obtain an export permit.

Enabling Act: Export and Import Permits Act

Indication of business impacts

There are no expected business impacts.

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) have been completed.

Departmental contact

Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies - General Enquiries
Telephone: 343-203-4331
Facsimile: 613-996-9933
TIE.reception@international.gc.ca

Order Amending the Export Control List (2015)

Description of the objective

Objective: In order for Canada to implement its international obligations and commitments regarding the export of strategic and military goods and technology, Canada’s Export Control List must reflect the most up-to-date controls lists of the four multilateral export control regimes of which Canada is a member.

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) seeks to amend the Export Control List (ECL) on an annual basis to reflect the control lists endorsed by participating states 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 reflecting the updates made within the four multilateral control regimes up to December 2015.

Some existing language of controlled items may be clarified, some items may no longer be controlled while other items and technology may be added for control requiring Canadian exporters of these goods to obtain an export permit.

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 (2015) have commenced and are ongoing.

Departmental contact

Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies - General Enquiries
Telephone: 343-203-4331
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 (the Order) seeks to make necessary changes to the Export Permit Regulations to reflect current procedures and requirements. Furthermore, a portion of the The Order 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, notably which documents may be requested from exporters of controlled goods.

Description of the Regulation: The amendment to the Export Permit Regulations will make minor changes to section 3 of the Export Permit Regulations by including greater specificity regarding information requirements, the removal of discretionary requests for certain information and the correction of a translation error.

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

The pre-publication of the Order in the Canada Gazette, Part I will be the first opportunity that the exporting community has to provide specific comments on the proposed regulatory amendment. Pre-publication is expected to take place during the second quarter of 2015. All comments received during the comment period will be taken into account by the Department.

Departmental contact

Strategic and Military Goods and Technologies -  General Enquiries
Telephone: 343-203-4331
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.