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A Guide to Canada's Export Controls

The Export Control List, which is included in A Guide to Canada's Export Controls, identifies specific goods and technology that are controlled for export from Canada to other countries.

The Export Control List is divided into the following seven Groups:

  • Group 1: Dual-Use List
  • Group 2: Munitions List
  • Group 3: Nuclear Non-Proliferation List
  • Group 4: Nuclear-Related Dual-Use List
  • Group 5: Miscellaneous Goods and Technology
  • Group 6: Missile Technology Control Regime List
  • Group 7: Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-Proliferation List

A Guide to Canada's Export Controls (2011)

Changes and Corrections

Addition of controls

  • 1-1.C.11.b - new control on certain high purity boron alloy powders
  • 1-3.A.2.c.3 - new entry for certain “signal analysers”
  • 1-5.A.2.b - New control on cryptographic activation hardware
  • 1-5.D.2.d - New control on cryptographic activation software
  • 1-5.E.2.b - New control on cryptographic activation technology
  • 1-6.A.1.a.1.a - New controls on acoustic seabed survey equipment including certain side-scan sonars and synthetic aperture sonars
  • 1-6.A.5.g - New control on laser microphones
  • 1-6.A.6.e - New control on underwater electromagnetic receivers
  • 1-6.D.3.f.3 and 4 - New controls on software for underwater electromagnetic receivers
  • 2-6.b - New controls on components designed to provide ballistic protection
  • 6-19.B - New control on production facilities for missiles and UAVs controlled under 6-19.A.1 and 6-19.A.2
  • 6-20.A.b - New control on certain hybrid rocket motors
  • 7-2.4 - New control on certain components of toxic gas monitoring systems

Clarification and changes to controls

  • 1-1.A.2 - Clarification of scope of Notes 2 and 3
  • 1-1.B.1.c - Clarification of control and note deleted
  • 1-1.C.3 - «relative» added after «initial» for clarity
  • 1-1.C.8.a.2 - ‘glass transition temperature (Tg)' added
  • 1-1.C.11 - Addition of note clarifying the scope of controls of metal powders
  • 1-2.A.1.a - Removal of references to ABEC standards
  • 1-2.B.6.a - reference to ISO 10360-2 updated to reflect current edition
  • 1-3.A.2.d - Control text rearranged for clarity
  • 1-6.A.1.c - Control on diver deterrent moved to 1-8.A.2.r
  • 1-6.A.8.l.4 - Clarification of real time
  • 1-6 - Term “radiant sensitivity” is defined
  • 1-6.E.3.d.1 - Clarification of optical thickness
  • 1-7.A.1 and 2 - entries rearranged and clarified with no change in scope
  • 1-8.A.1.d.3 - Clarification of control on optical data link
  • 1-8.A.2.i .l - Entry rewritten for clarity
  • 1-8.A.2.o.3.b - Entry rewritten for clarity
  • 1-8.A.2.p - Entry rewritten for clarity
  • 1-8.A.2.q - Entry rewritten for clarity
  • 1-8.A.2.r - Control on diver deterrent moved from 1-6.A.1.c
  • 1-9 - Term “tip shroud” is defined
  • 1-9.B.2 - Cascading structure adopted
  • 1-9.B.8 - Text clarified
  • 1-9.D.3 - References to FADEC software clarified
  • 1-9.E.3.a.8 - Clarification of damage tolerance
  • 1-9.E.3.i - Clarification of scope of control on FADEC (previously 1-9.E.3.a.10)
  • 2-2.c - Clarification of control on weapon mounts
  • 2-8.c.5.b - New note to clarify scope of control on metal powders
  • 4-1.A.3 - Definition of robots moved to local definition within text
  • 4-1.B.3 - Technical note referring to probe standard deleted
  • 6-2.A.1.c - Control on certain hybrid rocket motors moved from 6-3.A.6, components of hybrid rocket motors remain in 6-3.A.6.
  • 6-4.C.6.c.l and m - Clarification of composition of certain ferrocene derivatives
  • 7-2 - Text rearranged for clarity
  • 7-2 - Clarification of fluorine content in fluoropolymer coatings

Removal of controls

  • 1-1.A.2 - Addition of decontrol note for finished products
  • 1-1.C.10.e  - Decontrol note added for chopped, milled or cut fibres
  • 1-1.C.11.b - Deletion of reference to boron carbide
  • 1-2.A.1.b - Removal of controls on certain ball bearings
  • 1-3.A.1.a.4 - Control deleted
  • 1-3.A.1.a.5 - relaxation of controls on Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog converters
  • 1-3.A.1.b.2 - Relaxation of controls on MMICs operating between 6 GHz and 6.8 GHz
  • 1-3.A.1.b.3 - Relaxation of controls on microwave transistors operating between 6 GHz and 6.8 GHz
  • 1-3.A.1.b.4 - Relaxation of controls on solid-state amplifiers operating between 6 GHz and 6.8 GHz
  • 1-3.A.2.c.4 - Relaxation of control on “dynamic signal analysers”
  • 1-3.B.2.d.1 - Minimum resolvable feature size threshold lowered to 65nm
  • 1-3.B.2.d.2 - Minimum resolvable feature size threshold lowered to 95nm
  • 1-3.B.1.f.1.b - K factor lowered from 0.45 to 0.35
  • 1-3.B.1.f.2 - Minimum resolvable feature size threshold lowered to 95nm
  • 1-4.A.1.a.2 - Single event upset threshold raised and new note added.
  • 1-5.A.1.c - Reference to underwater fibre optic cable deleted
  • 1-5.E.1.b.4 - New decontrol note for civil cellular telecommunications
  • 1-5.A.2 - New decontrol note for unusable or deactivated cryptography
  • 1-6.A.2.d.3 - New decontrol note for certain encapsulated optical sensing fibres
  • 1-6.A.5.c.1 - New decontrol note for certain dye and liquid lasers
  • 1-6.A.8.l.2 and 3 - Entry deleted
  • 1-7.A.1.a - New decontrol note for certain accelerometers not useful for navigation
  • 1-7.A.3.d - Reference to specially designed components deleted
  • 1-7.E.4.a.3 - Reference to “raster type heads up display” deleted
  • 1-7.E.4.a.4 - Entry deleted
  • 2-6 - Removal of reference to run-flat tires in the note
  • 2-8.a.32.g - Control on NTDNA (2-nitrotriazole 5-dinitramide) deleted
  • 5202 - Roe Herring
  • 7-2 and 7-12 - Ukraine added to decontrol Note

Previous Guides to Canada's Export Controls

Recent Guides to Canada's Export Controls can be downloaded from the links below. Each Guide includes the Export Control List that was in force during the time frames indicated below.

* Due to changes made under the Missile Technology Control Regime, organizations/individuals working with these products must be registered with the Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC) Controlled Good Program (CGP). For more information on the CGP, please contact PWGSC's Controlled Goods Directorate.