Controlled items: Guide to the schedule to the Defence Production Act

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Section 2 of the schedule: Control of United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations "defense articles"

This section outlines the Canadian domestic control of items that have been determined by the United States (U.S.) to be listed under United States Munitions List to the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), as it changes from time to time. The amended schedule to the Defence Production Act (called the schedule in this guide) makes reference to U.S. ITAR. This reference ensures that changes to the United States Munitions List are automatically mirrored in Canada for domestic control purposes.

Determining whether section 2 applies

Clients must assess the applicability of section 2 of the schedule to the item they are evaluating. If the client has obtained, or will be obtaining, an item by way of one or more of the following circumstances, the client will need to determine whether or not this section of the schedule is applicable:

The U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is responsible for the administration, compliance, and enforcement of the ITAR. ITAR-specific questions (for example, those pertaining to DDTC registration, the ITAR control status of goods and the Commodity Jurisdiction determination process) should be directed to the DDTC, as they are beyond the purview and expertise of the Controlled Goods Program.

Additional guidance on the schedule's controls on weapons and armament

The schedule limits controls on weapons and armament, including those that are subject to U.S. ITAR controls or manufactured using technical data that is controlled by the U.S. ITAR, to the following items:

Refer to section 6 of the schedule—Exceptions for further information.

In regards to the schedule's control of specific firearms, Controlled Goods Program clients are responsible for self-identifying the following:

Additional guidance on the schedule's controls on ammunition for weapons and armament

The schedule's controls on ammunition are limited to ammunition for the weapons and armament that are controlled by the schedule and are either:

Refer to the additional guidance on the schedule's controls on weapons and armament for further information.

Section 4 of the schedule: Control of strategically significant goods that are not subject to the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations

In addition to the U.S. ITAR’s controlled items, the schedule includes goods, regardless of their country of manufacture, with strategic significance or national security implications when transferred within Canada.

As well, the schedule:

The tables on the following pages are aimed at assisting Controlled Goods Program clients to self-identify whether their goods are controlled goods.

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