CANADA IMPOSES ARMS BROKERING CONTROLS

An article from Fasken dated 7th May reports that Canada has published 6 new regulations that may come into force as soon as May 15th.  The first 4 regulations address brokering, while the last 2 establish a new group of controlled items under the Export Control List and a General Export License.  A Brokering Control List contains the items requiring a licence (or “brokering permit”).  There is a General Brokering Permit, covering a range of items that do not require an individual permit – such as those exported to allied countries such as the US and UK – however, use of this permit requires reports to be submitted of its use.  Certain activities are not classed as brokering – transfers between affiliates (if the receiving affiliate is the end-user), and where Canadians outside of Canada are engaged in brokering activities after being instructed to do so by their employer, and over which they have no control (e.g. when employed by a foreign company).

https://www.fasken.com/en/knowledge/2019/04/van-canada-to-impose-controls-on-conventional-arms-brokering

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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