Export and Import Permits Act


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Export and Import Permits Act

Legislation in Canada that authorizes the Minister for International Trade to restrict goods that may be imported or exported. The Act sets out the criteria the Minister uses in making these determinations; steel, textiles and weapons may all be controlled under the Act. The Minister issues permits to regulate the import and export of restricted goods.
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The Export and Import Permits Act places very strict controls on the export of firearms, weapons and devices defined as prohibited in the Criminal Code of Canada.
Individual exports and imports are also subject to licensing under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and the Export and Import Permits Act.
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