Regulation - Order amending the Export Control List

On January 30, 2013, the Government of Canada finalized the regulatory process to amend the Export Control List. This amendment serves to control, clarify controls and remove control over specific items as agreed upon in the various multilateral export control regimes and in accordance with Canadian domestic policy.

This Order and the April 2011 version of "A Guide to Canada's Export Controls" (Guide) will formally come into effect on March 15, 2013. Until that time, the June 2010 version of the Guide remains in effect. Electronic and printed copies of the new April 2011 Guide will be available as of March 15, 2013.

The new version of the Guide will incorporate Canadian commitments and obligations to the various multilateral export control regimes up to April 2011. A table identifying the date of Canadian commitments to each regime appears below.

Export Control RegimeLatest Controls Incorporated into ECL
Wassenaar ArrangementDecember 2010
Nuclear Suppliers GroupJune 2010
Missile Technology Control RegimeApril 2011
Australia GroupNovember 2010

A brief overview of key changes are provided on the Export Controls Division website.

The regulation and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement was published on the Canada Gazette website on February 13, 2013. Please contact the Export Controls Division for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Contact Information:

Marie-Soleil Fecteau, Policy Advisor
Export Controls Division (TIE)
Trade Controls Bureau
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2
Tel: 613-944-1862
Fax: 613-996-9933