Canada adds Ukraine to Automatic Firearms Country Control List

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December 13, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is steadfast in its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, security, and prosperity. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will include Ukraine in the Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL).

This change, announced in the Canada Gazette, will enable Canadian companies and individuals to apply for a permit to export certain prohibited firearms, weapons and devices to Ukraine. Each permit application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure its consistency with Canada’s international obligations and foreign policy and defence priorities.


“I’m delighted to make this announcement today. The addition of Ukraine to the AFCCL reflects the close ties our countries share. Canada and Canadians will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine and support Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.”

- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

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