Canada adds Ukraine to Automatic Firearms Country Control List


The Export and Import Permits Act places very strict controls on the export of firearms, weapons and devices defined as prohibited in the Criminal Code of Canada. Export permit applications for these items are only considered to countries on the Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL).

On November 23, 2017, the Government of Canada concluded the regulatory process to amend the AFCCL to expand the AFCCL to include Ukraine. This brought the number of countries on the AFCCL to 40.

Inclusion in the AFCCL does not guarantee that exports of prohibited firearms, weapons and devices to a country will be approved. An export permit issued by Global Affairs Canada must also be obtained in order to lawfully export these items from Canada. All applications to export controlled items are rigorously evaluated on a case-by-case basis and exportation of these items is limited.

The full text of this regulation, as well as its Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement, is available in the December 13, 2017, edition of the Canada Gazette, Part II.

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