Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Canada. 2012 ‘Brokering.’ National Report of Canada on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA) and the International Tracing Instrument (ITI); Section 4, pp. 13-14. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations. 1 January
8. Does your country have laws, regulations and/or administrative procedures governing brokering of SALW?
While there is no specific Canadian legislation on the brokering of SALW, regulations made under Canada's Special Economic Measures Act contain, in some instances, measures related to the brokering of arms, including SALW. Canada also implements
decisions of the UN Security Council, including decisions that impose arms embargoes. Such regulations are made under Canada's United Nations Act and, where the Security Council has so decided, would include measures on brokering in SALW.
Where a person proposes to export SALW from Canada, the provisions of the Export and Import Permits Act1 apply. These include requirements to obtain a permit to export goods or technology on the Export Control List or to an Area Control List destination.
In addition, strict controls exist with respect to the export of automatic firearms. Such items may only be exported (with a permit) to countries on Canada's Automatic Firearms Country Control List.
Firearms in Canada are regulated under the Criminal Code2 of Canada and/or the Firearms Act.3 Canadian businesses dealing with firearms and ammunition must have a business licence, and are subject to the full regulatory regime governing firearms
8.1 List laws and/or administrative procedures regulating SALW brokering in your country.
The following Acts do not deal exclusively with the regulation of SALW brokering but contain measures or have regulations related to it:
Special Economic Measures Act
United Nations Act
Export and Import Permits Act
Defence Production Act4
Criminal Code of Canada
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]