February 11, 2021

CloseReach would like to announce that we have been renewed by GC for our continued participation in the Controlled Goods Program.

About controlled goods

Controlled goods are primarily goods, including components and technical data that have military or national security significance, which are controlled domestically by the Government of Canada and defined in the Defence Production Act.

In summary, controlled goods are:

  • goods, including components and technology (for example, blueprints and technical specifications in paper or electronic format), with strategic significance or national security implications, regardless of where they are manufactured
  • Defence articles originating from the United States that are controlled by the United States Munitions List—part 121 of the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations, as amended from time to time
  • goods, regardless of where they are manufactured, that are manufactured from technical data originating from the United States and are controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, as amended from time to time

Controlled Goods List

Unless excluded or exempt from registration, individuals and organizations must be registered in the Controlled Goods Program. The program, managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada, allows registrants to legally examine, possess, or transfer the controlled goods listed here:

The following guide to the Controlled Goods List provides a simplified listing of the items that are identified as controlled goods in the Defence Production Act. The guide helps identify whether or not an item is included on the Controlled Goods List. The schedule takes precedence over this guide:

The Controlled Goods List is partially based on Global Affairs Canada’s Export Control List. The list identifies specific goods that are controlled for export from Canada. All questions about export controls should be made directly to Global Affairs Canada.

How controlled goods are safeguarded in Canada

Under the authority of the Defence Production Act and the Controlled Goods Regulations, the Controlled Goods Program ensures compliance of more than 4000 registrants (including companies, organizations and individuals) who examine, possess or transfer controlled goods in Canada. The Department of National Defence is also responsible to safeguard controlled goods in its possession.

The Defence Production Act governs the procurement of defence supplies and identifies the controlled goods regulated by the Controlled Goods Program and the Controlled Goods Regulations.

The Controlled Goods Program is managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada and carries out regulatory duties specified under the Controlled Goods Regulations. The program assists companies in achieving and maintaining compliance with the requirements in safeguarding controlled goods in Canada and supporting Canada’s export control regime. The program is responsible for:

  • registering individuals and organizations who examine, possess or transfer controlled goods
  • performing security assessments
  • processing exemption from registration applications
  • conducting inspections and ensuring compliance with controlled goods legislation
  • training and certifying designated officials
  • investigating security breaches
  • issuing suspensions and revocations of registration
  • working with law enforcement agencies for enforcement-related actions of the Defence Production Act

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