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: 12 Aug 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

In the August 12, 2015 edition of Canada Gazette (Vol. 149, No. 16) the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided for a new General Export Permit No. 41 (GEP 41) that allows for a less onerous licensing procedure for exports of certain dual-use goods and technology to certain destinations (primarily NATO members). Such exports or transfers will no longer require the submission of an individual application.
 
The rationale for the new procedures, according to the notice, stems from the efforts in 'Canada's export control regime ... to balance national and international security concerns associated with the export/transfer of strategic and military goods and technology with Canada's interests as a trading nation.'
 
The streamlining of the export/transfer process for lower-risk transactions 'allows the Government of Canada to provide residents of Canada with a mechanism to compete more efficiently in the global marketplace while maintaining a robust system of export controls.' GEP 41 covers the export or transfer of most goods and technology referred to in Group 1 and item number 5504 of the Export Control List/Guide to Canada's Export Controls, with certain exceptions.
 
These shipments will be allowed to the following countries that are members of multiple multilateral export control regimes and have implemented effective export control systems: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
 
Transactions that are ineligible to use GEP 41 include goods and technologies intended to be used in a country that is not an eligible destination, goods and technologies requiring U.S. export authorization under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and eligible goods and technology that are also concurrently controlled in a group or item other than those deemed to be eligible goods and technology under GEP 41 and that are not covered by another GEP.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

271 Made-up textile articles
8804 Parachutes (including dirigible parachutes and paragliders) and rotochutes; parts thereof and accessories thereto.
880400 Parachutes (including dirigible parachutes and paragliders) and rotochutes; parts thereof and accessories thereto.
393 Metal wastes or scraps
8908 Vessels and other floating structures for breaking up.
890800 Vessels and other floating structures for breaking up.
431 Engines & turbines & parts
8805 Aircraft launching gear; deckarrestor or similar gear; ground flying trainers; parts of the foregoing articles.
880510 Aircraft launching gear and parts thereof; deckarrestor or similar gear and parts thereof
880521 Air combat simulators and parts thereof
880529 Other
447 Weapons & ammunition & parts
9303 Other firearms and similar devices which operate by the firing of an explosive charge (for example, sporting shotguns and rifles, muzzleloading firearms, Very pistols and other devices designed to project only signal flares, pistols and revolvers for fir
930310 Muzzleloading firearms
930330 Other sporting, hunting or targetshooting rifles
9305 Parts and accessories of articles of headings 93.01 to 93.04.
930510 Of revolvers or pistols
930520 Of shotguns or rifles of heading 93.03
930591 Of military weapons of heading 93.01
930599 Other
9306 Bombs, grenades, torpedoes, mines, missiles and similar munitions of war and parts thereof; cartridges and other ammunition and projectiles and parts thereof, including shot and cartridge wads.
930629 Other
930630 Other cartridges and parts thereof
930690 Other
493 Ships
8901 Cruise ships, excursion boats, ferryboats, cargo ships, barges and similar vessels for the transport of persons or goods.
890190 Other vessels for the transport of goods and other vessels for the transport of both persons and goods
8902 Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.
890200 Fishing vessels; factory ships and other vessels for processing or preserving fishery products.
8905 Lightvessels, firefloats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
890510 Dredgers
890520 Floating or submersible drilling or production platforms
890590 Other
8906 Other vessels, including warships and lifeboats other than rowing boats.
890690 Other
8907 Other floating structures (for example, rafts, tanks, coffer dams, landingstages, buoys and beacons).
890790 Other
494 Pleasure & sporting boats
8903 Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports; rowing boats and canoes.
890310 Inflatable
890391 Sailboats, with or without auxiliary motor
890392 Motorboats, other than outboard motorboats
890399 Other
496 Aircraft & spacecraft; parts
8802 Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
880211 Of an unladen weight not exceeding 2,000 kg
880212 Of an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg
880220 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight not exceeding 2,000 kg
880230 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 2,000 kg but not exceeding 15,000 kg
880240 Aeroplanes and other aircraft, of an unladen weight exceeding 15,000 kg
8803 Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
880310 Propellers and rotors and parts thereof
880320 Undercarriages and parts thereof
880330 Other parts of aeroplanes or helicopters
880390 Other

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