Author: John W. Boscariol Orlando E. Silva

New Permit for Exports and Technology Transfers to EU Plus Five CountriesNew Permit for Exports and Technology Transfers to EU Plus Five Countries



On February 2, 2011, Canada’s Export Controls Division (ECD) announced the availability of a new multidestination export permit for the export or transfer of information security goods and technology to the countries of the European Union (except Cyprus) and Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland.

Canadian exporters of encryption-related items have been facing significant challenges with transfers of these items from Canada and have been expressing concerns regarding the impact of these controls on their competitive position in the international marketplace.