On December 19, Foreign Affairs and International Trade's
Export Controls Division (ECD) announced a number of changes to the
Export Control List (ECL) which are effective December 16,
2011. These changes will not be published in the Canada
Gazette or on ECD's wesbite until early 2012. A copy of
the new Guide to Canada's Export Controls (2010) is
available by emailing ECD at firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com.
Alternatively, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for
a copy. Exporters should be aware that the Guide to
Canada's Export Controls (2007) is no longer in force.
The amendments to the ECL include the addition of numerous goods
and technology which now require an export permit for their
transfer from Canada. The amendments also include the removal of
various items from control as well as clarifications regarding
existing controlled items. Goods and technology that are affected
by these changes include items in the following categories:
(i) dual use items (ECL Group 1)
information security (crypto)
sensors and lasers
navigation and avionics
aerospace and propulsion
(ii) munitions list (military items) (ECL Group 2)
(iii) miscellanous items ( ECL Group 5)
pancreas glands of cattle and calves
human serum albumin
(iii) miscellanous technology items (ECL Group 6)
subsystems for delivery systems
instrumentation and navigation
test facilities and equipment
(iv) chemical and biological weapons items (ECL Group 7)
clinical and pharmaceutical products
More information on these changes can be found at ECD's website. Companies engaged in the
transfer of goods or technology cross-border should be carefully
reviewing the new ECL to ensure they are fully compliant with these
changes, and where necessary, are obtaining permits for exports and
technology transfers from Canada.
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