Consultations on Proposed Changes to Canada’s Export Control

Global Affairs Canada is launching a public consultation on proposed changes to Canada’s export controls regime. Provide your feedback and input on this consultation that will help shape Canada’s export controls policies, procedures, and regulations.

On April 13, 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs introduced Bill C-47, an Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments). Bill C-47, which was passed by the Senate on December 6, 2018 makes the legislative amendments required by the ATT to regulate brokering activities and create a requirement to take into account criteria identified in the ATT before authorizing the export of arms, ammunition, or implements or munitions of war.

To participate in the consultation, interested parties are encouraged to review the background information and provide feedback through the online questionnaire. An online questionnaire is available until 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on January 31, 2019.

If you are unable to access the online questionnaire, please contact us for assistance:

Export Controls Policy Division (TIR)

Global Affairs Canada

125 Sussex Drive

Ottawa ON  K1A 0G2