Do you deal in the export or transfer of information security goods, software and technology to countries other than the United States? If you do, you should know that the Export Controls Division of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada has released new guidelines on its policy for issuing permits for these activities.
McCarthy Tétrault summarizes the changes in its autumn Technology Law Quarterly. Major changes include:
- Multi-destination permits available to exporters
- Export compliance plan is now required
- Application review periods
- Extended validity periods
Further, in February the Export Controls Division introduced a multi-destination export permit for moving information security goods, software and technology to the European Union (not including Cyprus), Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland. According to McCarthy Tétrault, Canadian exporters of such items have had significant trouble moving them to the listed countries, which, not surprisingly, has negatively affected their ability to do business internationally.
First Reference Internal Controls, Human Resources and Compliance Editor