Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2017

In its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Government committed to build on the efforts of the Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative by requiring departments, through the Administrative Burden Baseline, to provide a count of the requirements in federal regulations that impose an administrative burden on business.

The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric on the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system.

All federal regulations administered by Global Affairs Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2017 count is 2774. The total June 30, 2014 Administrative Burden Baseline count was 2809. The total June 30, 2015 Administrative Burden Baseline count was 2820. The total June 30, 2016 Administrative Burden Baseline count was 2784.

The decrease of 10 instances of administrative burden from the 2016 count is the result of two regulations that were repealed (Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Liberia, and the United Nations Côte d’Ivoire Regulations), and one regulation that was amended (Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)) between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.  These regulatory changes are carved out from the application of the ‘One for One’ rule as they implement non-discretionary international obligations.

Title of the regulationSOR Number2017 Count
Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations2014-603
United Nations Iraq Regulations2004-22110
Declarations Regulations (Chemical Weapons Convention)2010-56416
Export Permits Regulations97-204169
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic2014-1636
General Export Permit No. 12 — United States Origin Goods97-1071
General Export Permit No. 37 — Toxic Chemicals and Precursors to the United States98-2643
General Export Permit No. 38 — CWC Toxic Chemical and Precursor Mixtures98-2653
General Export Permit No. 43 — Nuclear Goods and Technology to Certain Destinations2012-8923
General Export Permit No. 44 — Nuclear-Related Dual-Use Goods and Technology to Certain Destinations2012-9023
General Export Permit No. 45 — Cryptography for the Development or Production of a Product2012-16056
General Import Permit No. 102 — Yarn or Fabric96-2871
General Import Permit No. 106 — Apparel Goods or Other Textile Articles97-1701
General Import Permit No. 108 — CWC Toxic Chemicals and Precursors98-2663
General Import Permit No. 193 — Roses97-771
General Import Permit No. 20 — Wheat and Wheat Products and Barley and Products95-4001
General Import Permit No. 80 — Carbon Steel2012-171
General Import Permit No. 81 — Specialty Steel Products2012-181
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Eritrea2010-844
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Lebanon2007-2041
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Iran2007-448
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Libya2011-514
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Somalia2009-924
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)2006-2877
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism2001-3609
Remote Sensing Space Systems Regulations2007-661080
Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations (Chemical Weapons Convention)2004-155228
Softwood Lumber Products Export Allocations Regulations2007-1626
Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations2007-2853
Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations2010-1653
Special Economic Measures (South Sudan) Regulations2014-2353
Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations2011-1143
Special Economic Measures (Zimbabwe) Regulations2008-2483
United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations99-4449
United Nations Democratic Republic of the Congo Regulations2004-2222
International Boundary Waters Regulations2002-44513
United Nations Sudan Regulations2004-1971
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on South Sudan2015-1654
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Yemen2014-2134
Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations2014-583
General Export Permit No. 46 — Cryptography for Use by Certain ConsigneesSOR/2013-146
Export of Consumable Stores Supplied to Vessels and Aircraft PermitC.R.C., c. 6091
Export of Goods for Special and Personal Use PermitC.R.C., c. 6113
General Export Permit No. Ex. 29 — Eligible Industrial GoodsSOR/94-7353
General Export Permit No. Ex. 30 — Certain Industrial Goods to Eligible Countries and TerritoriesSOR/94-7344
General Export Permit No. Ex. 18 — Portable Personal Computers and Associated SoftwareSI/89-1211
Transhipment RegulationsC.R.C., c. 6063
Import Certificate RegulationsC.R.C., c. 603138
Import Allocation RegulationsSOR/95-36214
Import Permits RegulationsSOR/79-557
Export of Sugar PermitSOR/83-7221
General Import Permit No. 100 - Eligible Agriculture GoodsSOR/95-371
General Import Permit No. 19SOR/78-3841
Export of Logs PermitC.R.C., c.6122
Export Permit (Steel Monitoring) RegulationsSOR/87-32133
Export Permits Regulations (Softwood Lumber Products 2006)SOR/2007-15122
Total count: 2774

For more information:

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

Previous years’ counts for Global Affairs Canada are available upon request.

Contact

Simon Crépeault
Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2
(343) 203-2867
Simon.Crepeault@international.gc.ca

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