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Controlled Goods Regulations (SOR/2001-32)

Regulations are current to 2019-11-19 and last amended on 2016-06-22. Previous Versions

Controlled Goods Regulations

SOR/2001-32

DEFENCE PRODUCTION ACT

Registration 2001-01-09

Controlled Goods Regulations

P.C. 2001-8 2001-01-09

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, pursuant to section 43Footnote a of the Defence Production Act, hereby makes the annexed Controlled Goods Regulations.

Interpretation

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Defence Production Act. (Loi)

business day

business day means a day other than a Saturday or a holiday. (jour ouvrable)

international student

international student means an individual who is authorized by a study permit or by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations to engage in studies in Canada and who is not an officer, director or employee of a person registered under these Regulations. (étudiant étranger)

permanent resident

permanent resident has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Immigration Act. (résident permanent)

person

person includes a partnership or other business enterprise. (personne)

temporary worker

temporary worker means an officer, director or employee of a person registered under these Regulations who is not

  • (a) a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada; or

  • (b) a permanent resident ordinarily resident in Canada. (travailleur temporaire)

visitor

visitor means an individual — other than an international student — who is not an officer, director or employee of a person registered under these Regulations and who is not

  • (a) a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada; or

  • (b) a permanent resident ordinarily resident in Canada. (visiteur)

  • SOR/2016-201, s. 1

Application

 Part 2 of the Act does not apply to members of the following classes of persons who act in good faith in the course of their duties and employment:

  • a) public officers as defined in subsection 117.07(2) of the Criminal Code;

  • (b) elected or appointed officials of the federal or a provincial government; or

  • (c) members of a visiting force as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act.

  • SOR/2004-132, s. 1

Registration and Registered Persons

[SOR/2016-201, s. 2]

Eligibility for Registration

 A person is eligible to apply for registration if

  • (a) in the case of an individual, they carry on business in Canada, give their consent to a security assessment and are

    • (i) a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada, or

    • (ii) a permanent resident ordinarily resident in Canada; and

  • (b) in the case of a corporation, partnership or any other business enterprise, it is either

    • (i) incorporated under federal or provincial law, or

    • (ii) authorized by federal or provincial law to carry on business in Canada.

Applications for Registration

 A person who is eligible may apply for registration by sending to the Minister on a form supplied by the Minister an application that contains

  • (a) the applicant's legal name, business name, address, telephone numbers for each place of business in Canada and, if applicable, electronic mail and facsimile numbers for each place;

  • (b) evidence of the legal status of the applicant's business;

  • (c) the name, residential address and position of each director, officer, partner or proprietor of the business;

  • (d) the name and address of any owner of 20% or more of the outstanding voting shares or interests of the business and the percentage that each owns;

  • (e) the name, date of birth, position, telephone number and, if applicable, facsimile number and email address of the individual who is proposed to be appointed as the designated official;

  • (f) [Repealed, SOR/2016-201, s. 3]

  • (g) a description of the controlled goods that the applicant intends to examine, possess or transfer and the addresses of the locations where those goods will be kept;

  • (h) the addresses of the locations where the records required by these Regulations will be kept; and

  • (i) a statement signed and dated by an individual authorized for that purpose, stating that the information contained in the application is accurate and complete.

  • SOR/2016-201, s. 3

 The application shall be accompanied by the consent of the following individuals to a security assessment to be conducted by the Minister in accordance with section 15, including their consent to the disclosure of their personal information to — and its use by — Canadian government entities and credit reporting agencies for the purpose of that assessment:

  • (a) each owner referred to in paragraph 3(d) that is an individual;

  • (b) the proposed designated official referred to in paragraph 3(e), unless they were subjected to a security assessment in accordance with section 15 within the previous five years; and

  • (c) the authorized individual referred to in paragraph 3(i).

  • SOR/2016-201, s. 4

Factor for Consideration

 In deciding whether to register an applicant, the Minister shall assess, based on the security assessments referred to in section 3.1 and any other information obtained in respect of the applicant, the extent to which the applicant poses a risk of transferring a controlled good to a person who is neither registered nor exempt from registration.

  • SOR/2010-303, s. 1
  • SOR/2016-201, s. 5

Approval

 If the Minister approves an application for registration, the Minister shall provide a certificate of registration to the applicant that sets out the period for which the registration is valid and any conditions under which they may examine, possess or transfer controlled goods.

  • SOR/2010-303, s. 1

Denial of Registration

 If the Minister denies an application for registration, the Minister shall send a notice with reasons for the denial to the applicant.

  • SOR/2010-303, s. 1

Period of Validity

 The registration of a person is valid for a period not exceeding five years from the date of approval by the Minister.

Non-assignability

 The registration of a person is not assignable.

Changes to Application

  •  (1) Every applicant and registered person shall advise the Minister of any change in any of the information contained in or accompanying the application for registration within ten business days after the day on which they become aware of the change.

  • (2) A registered person shall, by the later of 32 business days before the date of an acquisition or one business day after the day on which they become aware of an acquisition, advise the Minister of the name and address of any person that will, as a result of the acquisition, own 20% or more of the outstanding voting shares or interests of the business.

  • SOR/2016-201, s. 6

Conditions of Registration

 Every registration of a person is subject to the following conditions:

  • (a) that the person keep and maintain, during the period of registration and for a period of five years after the day on which the person ceases to be registered, records that contain

    • (i) a description of any controlled goods received by the person, the date of their receipt and an identification of the person from whom they were transferred,

    • (ii) a description of any controlled goods transferred by the person, the date of their transfer and the identity and address of the person to whom they were transferred, and

    • (iii) a description of the manner and date of disposition of the controlled goods;

  • (b) that the person keep records of the most recent security assessment in respect of each of their officers, directors, employees, temporary workers, international students and visitors who examine, possess or transfer controlled goods and maintain those records — as well as supporting documentation — for a period of two years after the day on which the individual in question ceases to act in that capacity;

  • (c) that the person keep a copy of the evidence referred to in subsection 16(2) for a period of two years after the day on which the individual who is exempt ceases to have access to the controlled goods of the registered person;

  • (d) that the person meets the requirements set out in section 11 and subsection 12(1);

  • (e) that the person establish and implement a security plan in respect of each place of business in Canada where controlled goods are kept that contains written measures that set out

    • (i) the procedures used by the person to control the examination, possession and transfer of controlled goods,

    • (ii) the procedures for reporting and investigating security breaches in relation to controlled goods,

    • (iii) the description of the responsibilities of the person's security organization and the identity of individuals who are responsible for the security of controlled goods, and

    • (iv) the contents of security briefings and training programs given to visitors, officers, directors, employees and temporary workers, as the case may be;

  • (f) that the person provide training programs in respect of the secure handling of controlled goods for officers, directors, employees and temporary workers who are authorized to possess or examine those goods;

  • (g) that the person provide briefings in respect of the secure handling of controlled goods by visitors who are authorized to examine those goods;

  • (h) that the person advise the Minister of any actual or potential security breach in relation to controlled goods within three days after the day on which they discover the breach;

  • (i) that the person make available, at any reasonable time, to the Minister the records referred to in paragraph (a), the records and documents referred to in paragraph (b) and the copy of the evidence referred to in paragraph (c); and

  • (j) that the person submit to the Minister, every six months, the name of each individual in respect of whom the designated official conducted a security assessment during the previous six months, as well as the individual’s date of birth and an indication of the extent to which they were authorized to access controlled goods.

  • SOR/2010-303, s. 2
  • SOR/2016-201, s. 7
 
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