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Questions and answers: Strengthening Canada’s export control program


This document answers questions asked during the on-line and in-person consultations on strengthening Canada’s export controls. It is intended to provide further clarity on the new processes and obligations stemming from Canada’s accession to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The questions are grouped according to themes identified during the public consultations.


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ATT assessment criteria and substantial risk test

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Brokering controls


Scope of brokering controls

Applying for a brokering permit

Information requirements


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Exports to the United States

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Next steps

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The export permit process

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