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Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States

General Export Permit No. 47 – Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States

1. The purpose of this Notice is to advise exporters that, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, the Minister of Foreign Affairs has issued a General Export Permit (GEP) relating to exports to the United States of Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Items identified in Group 9 of the Export Control List (ECL) and certain firearms and ammunition referred to in items 2-1 and 2-3 of the Guide to Canada’s Export Controls (‘the Guide’).

2. GEPs are intended to facilitate trade in defined circumstances, and are issued generally to all residents of Canada to allow the export or transfer of specified goods and technology to designated destinations, subject to certain terms and conditions. GEPs do not require an individual application to be submitted to Global Affairs Canada for the proposed export or transfer.

3. This Notice should be read in conjunction with General Export Permit No. 47 — Export of Arms Trade Treaty Items to the United States (GEP 47) and the current version of “A Guide to Canada’s Export Controls”, both of which are available online.

4. Through a recent amendment to the ECL (see: Order Amending the Export Control List (Arms Trade Treaty)), an export permit requirement has been put in place for the export of ATT items, listed in Group 9 of the Guide, to the United States. The objective of GEP 47 is to provide a streamlined permitting process for the export of most ATT items to the United States. The reporting requirements in GEP 47 enable the Government of Canada to increase transparency by reporting on the permanent export of ATT items to the United States.

This notice is available in its entirety on the Global Affairs website.