Prior to 1999, Canada had enjoyed an exemption to the United States’ International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) which allowed the importation of certain controlled goods without a license. The United States’ State Department removed Canada’s exempt status over their concerns regarding the potential for such goods to be obtained by criminals or terrorists. Canada’s response was to create the Controlled Goods Program (“CGP”) which regulates access to controlled goods and technologies, including ITAR-controlled goods. As a result of implementing the CGP, Canada is once again able to rely on an exemption to ITAR.read more
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On October 19, 2011, the National Shipbuilding Procurement Secretariat announced the results of the Request for Proposals to build ships under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). The combat package was awarded to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The 21 ships in the combat package include the Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and the Canadian Surface Combatant Ships. The non-combat package was awarded to Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. The seven ships in the non-combat package include the Navy’s Joint Support Ships, the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Science Vessels, and the replacement Polar Icebreaker.
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