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

Act current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-10-01. Previous Versions

Export and Import Permits Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. E-19

An Act respecting the export and transfer of goods and technology and the import of goods

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Export and Import Permits Act.

  • R.S., c. E-17, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this Act,

    “Area Control List”

    « liste des pays visés »

    “Area Control List” means a list of countries established under section 4;

    “Automatic Firearms Country Control List”

    « liste des pays désignés (armes automatiques) »

    “Automatic Firearms Country Control List” means a list of countries established under section 4.1;

    “CCFTA”

    « ALÉCC »

    “CCFTA” has the same meaning as "Agreement" in subsection 2(1) of the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act;

    “CCRFTA”

    « ALÉCCR »

    “CCRFTA” has the same meaning as "Agreement" in subsection 2(1) of the Canada—Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act;

    “CHFTA”

    « ALÉCH »

    “CHFTA” has the same meaning as “Agreement” in section 2 of the Canada–Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act;

    “Chile”

    « Chili »

    “Chile” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Tariff;

    “CIFTA”

    « ALÉCI »

    “CIFTA” has the same meaning as "Agreement" in subsection 2(1) of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act;

    “Colombia”

    « Colombie »

    “Colombia” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Tariff;

    “Costa Rica”

    « Costa Rica »

    “Costa Rica” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Tariff;

    “data”

    « données »

    “data” means representations, in any form, of information or concepts;

    “export allocation”

    « autorisation d’exportation »

    “export allocation” means an allocation issued under paragraph 6.3(3)(b);

    “Export Control List”

    « liste des marchandises d'exportation contrôlée »

    “Export Control List” means a list of goods and technology established under section 3;

    “Free Trade Agreement”

    “Free Trade Agreement”[Repealed, 1997, c. 14, s. 70]

    “free trade partner”

    « partenaire de libre-échange »

    “free trade partner” means

    • (a) a NAFTA country,

    • (b) Chile, or

    • (c) Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary;

    “goods imported from a NAFTA country”

    “goods imported from a NAFTA country”[Repealed, 1997, c. 14, s. 70]

    “goods imported from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary”

    “goods imported from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary”[Repealed, 1997, c. 36, s. 207]

    “Honduras”

    « Honduras »

    “Honduras” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Tariff;

    “import allocation”

    « autorisation d’importation »

    “import allocation” means an allocation issued pursuant to subsection 6.2(2);

    “Import Control List”

    « liste des marchandises d’importation contrôlée »

    “Import Control List” means a list of goods established under section 5;

    “imported from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary”

    « importé d’Israël ou d’un autre bénéficiaire de l’ALÉCI »

    “imported from Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary” has the meaning assigned by regulations made under section 52 of the Customs Tariff;

    “Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary”

    « Israël ou autre bénéficiaire de l’ALÉCI »

    “Israel or another CIFTA beneficiary” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Tariff;

    “Minister”

    « ministre »

    “Minister” means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act;

    “NAFTA”

    « ALÉNA »

    “NAFTA” has the meaning assigned to the word "Agreement" by subsection 2(1) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act;

    “NAFTA country”

    « pays ALÉNA »

    “NAFTA country” has the meaning assigned to the expression “NAFTA country” by subsection 2(1) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act;

    “Panama”

    « Panama »

    “Panama” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Tariff;

    “Peru”

    « Pérou »

    “Peru” has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Tariff;

    “record”

    « registre »

    “record” means any material on which data are recorded or marked and which is capable of being read or understood by a person or a computer system or other device;

    “resident of Canada”

    « résident du Canada »

    “resident of Canada” means, in the case of a natural person, a person who ordinarily resides in Canada and, in the case of a corporation, a corporation having its head office in Canada or operating a branch office in Canada;

    “softwood lumber agreement”

    « accord sur le bois d’oeuvre »

    “softwood lumber agreement” means the Softwood Lumber Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America signed on September 12, 2006 and amended on October 12, 2006, and includes any rectifications made to it before its ratification by Canada;

    “technology”

    « technologie »

    “technology” includes technical data, technical assistance and information necessary for the development, production or use of an article included in an Export Control List;

    “transfer”

    « transfert »

    “transfer” means, in relation to technology, to dispose of it or disclose its content in any manner from a place in Canada to a place outside Canada;

    “World Trade Organization Agreement”

    « Accord sur l’Organisation mondiale du commerce »

    “World Trade Organization Agreement” has the same meaning as the word "Agreement" in subsection 2(1) of the World Trade Organization Agreement Implementation Act.

  • Marginal note:Goods imported from a NAFTA country, Chile, Costa Rica or Honduras

    (2) For the purposes of this Act, goods are imported from a NAFTA country, from Chile, from Costa Rica or from Honduras if they are shipped directly to Canada from the NAFTA country, from Chile, from Costa Rica or from Honduras, as the case may be, within the meaning of sections 17 and 18 of the Customs Tariff.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-19, s. 2;
  • 1988, c. 65, s. 116;
  • 1991, c. 28, s. 1;
  • 1993, c. 44, s. 146;
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 100;
  • 1996, c. 33, s. 57;
  • 1997, c. 14, s. 70, c. 36, s. 207;
  • 2001, c. 28, s. 47;
  • 2004, c. 15, s. 53;
  • 2006, c. 13, s. 109;
  • 2009, c. 16, s. 52;
  • 2010, c. 4, s. 44;
  • 2012, c. 26, s. 51;
  • 2014, c. 14, s. 17.