On April 16, 2020, the Government of Canada issued Notice to Exporters Serial 992 “Notice to Exporters – Export of items listed on the Export Control List to Turkey” in which Canada announced that it will presumptively deny any new export permit application with respect to military goods on the Export Control List where the

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On July 28, 2017, Global Affairs Canada issued a statement of concern relating to escalating violence in eastern Saudi Arabia. In the Statement entitled “Canada concerned by escalating tensions in eastern Saudi Arabia”, Global Affairs stated:

“Canada is concerned by the escalating violence in eastern Saudi Arabia, which has resulted in civilian and

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The Government of Canada posted a Notice to Exporters (No. 211) “Vehicles for Export to the European Union and Its Member States (Item 5210 of Canada’s Export Control List)”  (dated May 25, 2017) in which the rules for monitoring Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“Canada-EU CETA”) new vehicle quotas (for exports to the

Canadian parliamentOn January 24, 2017, the Federal Court of Canada issued its judicial review decision in Daniel Turp v. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, T-462-16.  The Federal Court dismissed an application for judicial review of the decision of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to approve an export permit in respect of the export of General

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iStock_000019169483XSmallThe short answer is “yes”. There is a procedure whereby a Canadian business or person may make a voluntary disclosure to the Government of Canada (Export Controls Division of Global Affairs Canada) for an export controls violation or infraction.  For example, if your company exported controlled goods (e.g. encryption technology, dual-use goods) without an

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Canadian parliamentOn June 30, 2016, Canada’s Global Affairs Minister Dion and International Trade Minister Freeland issued a joint Press Release that announced that the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (“ATT”) was tabled in the House of Commons and that Canada planned to accede to the ATT.  Apparently, the ATT was tabled in the House of

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On February 2, 2016, Canada’s Auditor General released “Report 2 – Controlling Exports at the Border“, which looks at whether the Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) had the necessary in formation, practices and controls at the border to implement its export enforcement priorities.  What is interesting about this report is that it talks