Canada’s Export Requirements for Cryptographic Items

To ensure public safely, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) will continue to enforce cryptography controls. An Export Permit is required for some cryptographic goods as well as goods with cryptographic components (i.e., units, parts or software). The Export Control List (ECL) contains the product criteria for goods and technology that are subject to this export control. Shippers who fail to meet the criteria specified by the export regulations may experience shipment and/or clearance delays. For more information on this policy, please visit the DFAIT website. To view Canada’s policy on cryptography, visit Industry Canada’s website.