Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2020

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 June 30, 2014 Administrative Burden Baseline count was 2809.

The total 2020 count is 3137.

The increase of administrative burden from the 2019 count is the result of four new regulations between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020:

  1. Brokering Permit Regulations
  2. General Brokering Permit No.1
  3. General Export Permit No. 47 - Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States
  4. General Import Permit No. 83 — Aluminum Products

Additionally, 8 regulations were amended or repealed between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020:

  1. General Import Permit No. 80 — Carbon Steel
  2. General Import Permit No. 81 — Specialty Steel Products
  3. Issuance of Certificates Regulations
  4. Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic
  5. United Nations Democratic Republic of the Congo Regulations
  6. Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Eritrea
  7. Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
  8. United Nations Sudan Regulations

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 Number 2020 Count
General Import Permit No. 1978-3841
Import Permits Regulations79-557
Export of Sugar Permit83-7221
Export Permit (Steel Monitoring) Regulations87-32133
General Export Permit No. Ex. 30 — Certain Industrial Goods to Eligible Countries and Territories94-7344
General Export Permit No. Ex. 29 — Eligible Industrial Goods94-7353
Import Allocation Regulations95-36214
General Import Permit No. 100 - Eligible Agriculture Goods95-371
General Import Permit No. 20 — Wheat and Wheat Products and Barley and Products95-4001
General Export Permit No. 12 — United States Origin Goods97-1071
Export Permits Regulations97-204169
General Import Permit No. 193 — Roses97-771
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 Import Permit No. 108 — CWC Toxic Chemicals and Precursors98-2663
United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations99-4446
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism2001-3606
International Boundary Waters Regulations2002-44513
Schedule 1 Chemicals Regulations (Chemical Weapons Convention)2004-155306
United Nations Sudan Regulations2004-1977
United Nations Iraq Regulations2004-22112
United Nations Democratic Republic of the Congo Regulations2004-22210
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)2006-2878
Export Permits Regulations (Softwood Lumber Products 2006)2007-15122
Softwood Lumber Products Export Allocations Regulations2007-1626
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Lebanon2007-2042
Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations2007-2856
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Iran2007-4412
Remote Sensing Space Systems Regulations2007-66970
Special Economic Measures (Zimbabwe) Regulations2008-2485
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Somalia2009-926
Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations2010-1656
Declarations Regulations (Chemical Weapons Convention)2010-56416
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Eritrea2010-840 (repealed)
Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations2011-1146
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Libya2011-515
Special Economic Measures (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2011-167 4
General Export Permit No. 45 — Cryptography for the Development or Production of a Product2012-16056
General Import Permit No. 80 — Carbon Steel2012-1716
General Import Permit No. 81 — Specialty Steel Products2012-1816
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. 46 — Cryptography for Use by Certain Consignees2013-146
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Central African Republic2014-1637
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Yemen2014-2137
Special Economic Measures (South Sudan) Regulations2014-2356
Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations2014-586
Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations2014-606
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on South Sudan2015-1657
Export Allocation Regulations2017-17356
Export Permit Regulations (Non-strategic Products)2017-17455
Special Economic Measures (Venezuela) Regulations2017-2046
Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Regulations2017-2337
Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Mali2018-2037
Brokering Permit Regulations2019-22142
General Brokering Permit No.12019-22974
General Export Permit No. 47 - Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States2019-23023
Special Economic Measures (Nicaragua) Regulations2019-2326
General Import Permit No. 83 — Aluminum Products2019-31917
Issuance of Certificates Regulations93-58728
Import Certificate RegulationsC.R.C., c. 603138
Transhipment RegulationsC.R.C., c. 6063
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
Export of Logs PermitC.R.C., c.6122
General Export Permit No. Ex. 18 — Portable Personal Computers and Associated SoftwareSI/89-1211
Total count: 3137

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

 

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