Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Canada Set to Enhance Export Permit Restrictions on Goods and Technology Potentially Useful in the Proliferation of Weapons

(Mondaq – Cliff Sosnow et al., Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP)

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) published a proposed amendment to the Export Control List (ECL) in the Canada Gazette Part I on June 19, 2010. The proposed amendment is intended to clarify the scope of item 5505 – Goods and Technology for Certain Uses. This “catch-all” provision was first included on the ECL in 2002, in response to Canada’s international commitment to non-proliferation. It covers goods and technology not included elsewhere on the ECL that are intended for use in chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. Read more here.