Export and Import Permits Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. E-19)

Act current to 2016-01-25 and last amended on 2014-10-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:False or misleading information, and misrepresentation

 No person shall wilfully furnish any false or misleading information or knowingly make any misrepresentation in any application for a permit, import allocation, export allocation, certificate or other authorization under this Act or for the purpose of procuring its issue or grant or in connection with any subsequent use of the permit, import allocation, export allocation, certificate or other authorization or the exportation, importation, transfer or disposition of goods or technology to which it relates.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-19, s. 17;
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 114;
  • 2004, c. 15, s. 62;
  • 2006, c. 13, ss. 117, 125.
Marginal note:Aiding and abetting

 No person shall knowingly induce, aid or abet any person to contravene any of the provisions of this Act or the regulations.

  • R.S., c. E-17, s. 18.


Marginal note:Offence and penalty
  •  (1) Every person who contravenes any provision of this Act or the regulations is guilty of

    • (a) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months, or to both; or

    • (b) an indictable offence and liable to a fine in an amount that is in the discretion of the court or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Limitation period

    (2) A prosecution under paragraph (1)(a) may be instituted at any time within but not later than three years after the time when the subject-matter of the complaint arose.

  • Marginal note:Factors to be considered when imposing sentence

    (3) If an offender is convicted or discharged under section 730 of the Criminal Code in respect of an offence under this Act or the regulations, the court imposing a sentence on or discharging the offender shall, in addition to considering any other relevant factors, consider the nature and value of the exported or transferred goods or technology, or the imported goods, that are the subject-matter of the offence.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-19, s. 19;
  • 1991, c. 28, s. 5;
  • 1995, c. 22, s. 18;
  • 2004, c. 15, s. 63.
Marginal note:Officers, etc., of corporations

 Where a corporation commits an offence under this Act, any officer or director of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

  • R.S., c. E-17, s. 20.
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