DFATD announces improvements to Canada’s export control regime
The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has announced an improvement to the Canadian export control regime through the introduction of the General Export Permit (GEP) No. 41. Subject to certain conditions and limitations, GEP No. 41, which refers to Dual-use Goods and Technology to Certain Destinations, will allow Canadian businesses to export or transfer certain items included in Group 1 and ECL item number 5504 for end –use in certain eligible destinations.
GEP No. 41 should reduce the administrative burden for Canadian exporters of the applicable items. It came into force on July 22, 2015.
Detailed information on GEP No. 41 can be found in the August 12, 2015 edition of the Canada Gazette, Part II and in a Notice to Exporters issued by DFATD on the Export Controls Division website.
AIAC welcomes this improvement to the Canadian export control regime. Industry associations including AIAC have been working closely with DFATD to reduce the administrative burden of the regulations while still maintaining an effective control over the export of sensitive items.