Notice to Exporters

Amendment to the Area Control List (removal of Belarus)

Export and Import Permits Act
Serial No. 212
Date: June 30, 2017

On June 20, 2017 the Government of Canada finalized the regulatory process to amend the Area Control List (ACL) of the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA). This amendment formally removes Belarus from the ACL, a list of countries to which the Governor in Council deems it necessary to control the export or transfer of any goods and technology.

Exports of uncontrolled goods and technology (i.e. items that are not listed on Canada's Export Control List – ECL) no longer require an export permit issued under the authority of the EIPA in order to lawfully export those items to Belarus.

For those items that are listed on Canada’s ECL, export permits are required in accordance with the regular export controls process.  More information on this process can be found in the Export Controls Handbook available on the Export and Import Controls website.

This Notice also replaces Notice to Exporters No. 197 “Exports of items listed on the Export Control List to Belarus”.

The full text of this regulation and its Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement is available in the July 12, 2017 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part II.

Contact Information:

Export Controls Division (TIE)
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2
Tel: 343-203-4331
Fax: 613-996-9933