IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: No inception date

Export ban

On May 13th 2010, the Canadian government introduced the Transboundary Waters Protection Act, which strengthens prohibitions on bulk removal of Canada's water outside the country.
 
The new act would strengthen existing protections by bringing waters within federal jurisdiction under a more comprehensive prohibition against bulk water removals. Rivers and streams that cross international borders would receive the same protection already in place for waters, such as the Great Lakes, that straddle them. The bill would give Ottawa new powers of inspection and enforcement and introduces fines of up to $6 million for corporate violations.
 
The only exception to the bulk water prohibition would be to fight forest fires across the border.
 
The Parliament reinstated the Bill on 26 March 2011 for the last time (40th Parliament, 3rd session) and it has never received the approval of the Parliament.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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EXPORT

AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

244 Soft drinks; bottled mineral waters
2201 Waters, including natural or artificial mineral waters and aerated waters, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter nor flavoured; ice and snow.
220110 Mineral waters and aerated waters
220190 Other

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