On October 12, 2017, Global Affairs Canada posted a notice regarding the proposed addition of Japan and Mexico to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL). The posting stated:

Under the Export and Import Permits Act, anyone wishing to export from Canada any items included in the Export Control List is required to obtain, prior to shipment, an export permit (exceptions are made for the export to the United States of certain controlled goods and technology). Applications to export controlled goods or technology are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the exports are consistent with Canada’s foreign and defence policies.

The Government of Canada invites industry stakeholders and the general public to provide their views regarding a possible regulatory amendment that could result in the addition of Japan and Mexico to the AFCCL. The proposed regulation, if ultimately approved by the Governor in Council, would allow exporters of certain prohibited firearms, prohibited weapons and prohibited devices to submit permit applications for the export of these items to Japan and Mexico.

The Government of Canada is seeking the views of industry stakeholders, non-government organizations and all interested Canadian citizens. There are different ways you can participate in these consultations.

  1. Send an email to tieconsultations@international.gc.ca with your ideas or comments.
  2. Send your ideas and input by mail to:

Attention – AFCCL Consultation

Export Controls Division (TIE)

Global Affairs Canada

125 Sussex Drive

Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2