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Canada. 2014 ‘Export Permits.’ Export and Import Permits Act R.S.C., 1985, c. E-19 (Act Current to 30 August 2015) (Section 7), pp. 20-21. Ottawa ON: Senate and House of Commons of Canada. 1 October

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Permits and Certificates

Export permits

7. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister1 may issue to any resident of Canada applying therefor a permit to export or transfer goods or technology included in an Export Control List or to export or transfer goods or technology to a country included in an Area Control List, in such quantity and of such quality, by such persons, to such places or persons and subject to such other terms and conditions as are described in the permit or in the regulations.

Security considerations

(1.01) In deciding whether to issue a permit under subsection (1), the Minister may, in addition to any other matter that the Minister may consider, have regard to whether the goods or technology specified in an application for a permit may be used for a purpose prejudicial to

(a) the safety or interests of the State by being used to do anything referred to in paragraphs 3(1)(a) to (n) of the Security of Information Act; or
(b) peace, security or stability in any region of the world or within any country.

General permits

(1.1) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Minister may, by order, issue generally to all residents of Canada a general permit to export or transfer to any country specified in the permit any goods or technology included in an Export Control List that are specified in the permit, subject to such terms and conditions as are described in the permit.

Export permit for automatic firearm

(2) The Minister may not issue a permit under subsection (1) to export any thing referred to in any of paragraphs 4.1(a) to (c), or any component or part of such a thing, that is included in an Export Control List unless

(a) the export is to a country included in an Automatic Firearms Country Control List; and
(b) the prohibited weapon or component or part thereof is exported to the government of, or a consignee authorized by the government of, that country.

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