Amendments Made to Canada’s Export Control List Guide

Trade Update • Nov. 23, 2022

he government of Canada has finalized and published the latest version of A Guide to Canada’s Export Control List (the Guide), which will come into effect on December 21, 2022. The new version will include Canada’s commitments across various multilateral export control regimes up to December 31, 2021.

The government has also released a document summarizing the key changes made to the December 2021 edition, which is open for review by exporters.

Registered users of the New Export Controls On-Line (New EXCOL) electronic permitting system will receive an email on December 20, 2022, to advise that the December 2021 version of the Guide will enter into force the following day. They will then have 30 days to familiarize themselves with the updated Guide.

The Trade Controls Bureau is responsible for issuing permits and certificates for various products included on the Export Controls List (ECL) under the Export and Import Permits Act. Global Affairs Canada provides the requirements and information on export controls, which is published on their website.


Exporters wishing to review a document tracking the individual changes made to the Guide or those who have any questions regarding this amendment should contact the Export Controls Policy Division at

We also encourage you to direct your questions to GHY about these amendments to this Guide, please contact us, we’re here to help.


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