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Guidance document for Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations

Guidance document for exporters

Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations

Chemical Production Division
Environmental Stewardship Branch
Environment Canada
January 28, 2015

Introduction

The Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations (the Regulations) apply to exports of substances listed on Schedule 3 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 which is also known as the Export Control List. The Regulations also apply to the export of products containing one or more of the substances listed on the Export Control List. The Regulations apply even if other regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, or any other applicable legislation apply to the export, unless an exemption is expressly provided.

The Regulations introduce provisions describing the method of providing prior notice of export as required by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, further provisions to ensure that Canada is compliant with its export obligations under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (Stockholm Convention), and finally describe how to obtain an export permit which is required when the export is subject to the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention).

This guidance document has been developed for exporters of substances listed on the Export Control List. For all purposes of interpreting and applying the law, users should consult:

The above-mentioned publications are available in most public libraries. Official versions of the Statutes and regulations can also be found at the Department of Justice website – Justice Laws Website. The law as stated in the above-mentioned publications will prevail should any inconsistencies be found in this guidance document. Additionally, in case of a discrepancy between this document and the current Registers and Annexes made available through the Stockholm Convention Secretariat and Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, those registers and annexes shall prevail. Links to these registers are provided in this document.

This guidance document is subject to amendment from time to time. Each version is dated therefore the user should ensure that they are always consulting the most recent version of the document. Users can contact SEC-ECS@ec.gc.ca for this information.

Table of contents

List of figures

List of tables

Forms for exporters

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1. The Export Control List

The Export Control List is a list of substances in Schedule 3 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). It defines substances subject to the regulations and groups these substances into three parts:

  • Substances in Part 1 are subject to a prohibition on their use in Canada. They can be exported for the purpose of destruction or to comply with a direction issued by the Minister under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of CEPA 1999. See subsection 5.2.1.
  • Substances in Part 2 are subject to an international agreement requiring the consent or notification of the importing country (i.e. the Rotterdam Convention). See subsection 5.2.2.
  • Substances in Part 3 are subject to domestic controls which restrict their use in Canada. See subsection 5.2.3.

The Export Control List is amended from time to time. Substances can be added to, or removed from, the List by Ministerial Order made by the Ministers of Environment and Health.  Amendments to the List ensure Canada’s continued compliance with certain international treaties when exporting these substances. Orders amending the Export Control List are published in the Canada Gazette.

The Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations apply when a substance on the Export Control List is exported from Canada. This export can be:

  • the substance or pesticide mixture as identified on the Export Control List, or
  • a mixture, or product containing the substance identified on the Export Control List.

The Regulations describe the conditions under which the export of a substance listed in the Export Control List is acceptable and the procedures to follow. The procedures for exporting a substance can vary depending on the Part of the Export Control List the substance is listed to, and whether or not it is also listed under one or both of the Stockholm Convention or Rotterdam Convention.

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2. Overview of the regulatory obligations

Figure 1: Export of substances on the Export Control List Regulation

Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations. (See long description below)

Description of Figure 1

This Figure is a flowchart which provides an overview of the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations. It is divided into three parts. The first qualifies the export and indicates the need to provide a prior notification at least 30 days in advance of the export. The second gives a description of how to satisfy Section 6 of the regulations which implements the conditions relative to the Stockholm Convention – exports are prohibited if they would contravene the Stockholm Convention. The third gives a description of Sections 7 through 22 of the Regulations which implement the conditions relative to the Rotterdam Convention – exports can be prohibited under these Sections through denial of a permit if the export would contravene the Rotterdam Convention.

Footnotes on Overview of the Regulatory Obligations Diagram

  1. Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
  2. Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  3. To meet the Conditions Relative to the Stockholm Convention, section 6 of these Regulations the export of a POP listed on Part 2 or Part 3 of the Export Control List is prohibited unless one or more of the following provisions are met. The exporter will inform which of these conditions are met through the prior notice of export required under section 5 of these Regulations.
    • 6(2)(a)(i): Export is to a Stockholm Party for a specific exemption or acceptable purpose for which that Party has registered.
    • 6(2)(a)(ii): Export is to a Stockholm Party that has not ratified the amendment respecting the addition of the substance being exported, but an annual certification with the Party has been transmitted by Canada to the Stockholm Convention Secretariat.
    • 6(2)(b): Export is to a non-Party to the Stockholm Convention but an annual certification with the Party has been transmitted by Canada to the Stockholm Convention Secretariat.
    • 6(2)(c): The export is in accordance with paragraph 1(d) of Article 6 of the Stockholm Convention.
    • 6(2)(d): The export is for use in a laboratory for analysis, in scientific research, or as a laboratory analytical standard and the exported quantity does not exceed 10 kg per calendar year.
    • 6(2)(e): The POP is incidentally present in trace amounts in the product being exported.
    • 6(2)(f): The POP is contained in a product that was manufactured or in use on or before the entry into force for Canada of a provision of the Stockholm Convention prohibiting its use or production, and Canada has notified the Secretariat.

    The conditions of subsection 6(2) do not apply if:

    • 6(1): The POP is listed to the Stockholm Convention, but the amendment adding the POP to the Convention is not in force for Canada.
    • 6(3): The POP is, or is contained in, a hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material regulated by the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations.

    Note that where subsection 6(2) does not apply, you will still need to comply with any other applicable requirements, including in these Regulations.

  4. Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
  5. Notification of export is a requirement of subsection 101(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
  6. Section 5 of the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations.
  7. All substances on Part 2 of the Export Control List are also listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention.
  8. Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure as described by the Rotterdam Convention.
  9. All substances listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention are considered “PIC Substances” when used for the category for which they are listed in Annex III.
  10. A permit is required to export a substance listed on Part 3 of the Export Control List even though these are not PIC Substances. The information obtained in the permit application is used to notify the Importing Party of the export and thereby ensure Canada’s compliance with Article 12 of the Rotterdam Convention.

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3. Prior notice of export

Prior notice of export is required for all exports of substances, or products containing one or more of the substances, listed on the Export Control List. This is a requirement set out in subsection 101(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Regulations describe the manner in which to notify. Section 5 requires that prior notice of export be provided to the Minister 30 days before the proposed export.

The information to be provided for prior notice of export is detailed in Schedule 1 of the Regulations. Templates are available for exporters to provide this prior notice.  Exporters are not obligated to use these templates. However, to facilitate review Environment Canada encourages their use.

  • Export Notification Form
    • For prior notification of export under section 5 when an export is not subject to a permit under sections 6 through 22 of the Regulations, or when an exporter is already the holder of a valid permit for the export being notified.
  • Combined Export Notification and Export Permit Application
    • For prior notification of export when an exporter requires an export permit under sections 7 through 22 of the Regulations.

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4. Stockholm Convention

When a substance on the Export Control List is also listed in Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention, Canada must meet the export obligations under that Convention. Section 6 of the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations describes the circumstances where a proposed export is acceptable and only applies to substances listed in Part 2 or Part 3 of the Export Control List. Substances listed in Part 1 can be exported, but only for the purpose of destruction or by Ministerial Order as per subsection 101(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The Overview of Regulatory Obligations in section 2 of this Guidance Document provides a summary of the effect of the provisions relative to the Stockholm Convention in section 6 of the Regulations. For a detailed overview of section 6, refer to Flowchart 1.

The Regulations do not provide a list of the substances listed in Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention nor the associated information regarding specific exemptions and acceptable purposes. Instead, they incorporate this information by reference which keeps the information current based on changes made to the Convention (e.g. the addition of a substance to Annex A or Annex B) or ratification of Parties (e.g. whether a country has ratified the convention or an amendment that adds a substance to Annex A or Annex B, thereby becoming subject to the obligations established by the Stockholm Convention). Exporters should take note that the listings and information in the Annexes and registers maintained by the Secretariat will be updated from time to time. In the case of a discrepancy between the summaries in Tables 1 through 4 of this document and the information maintained by the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, the information maintained by the Secretariat shall prevail.

Exporters should take note that whether or not one or more of the following provisions applies to the export, the export will still require prior notice of export and may still require a permit.

4.1. Not in force for Canada - 6(1)

Canada is only bound to the provisions of the Stockholm Convention for amendments which it ratifies. This Subsection allows export of a substance which was added to Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention through an amendment which has not been ratified by Canada (or is not yet in force for Canada). Table 4 provides an inventory of the substances added to Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention and includes those substances where the amendment adding the substance has not, to date, been ratified by Canada. The date of entry into force for Canada is also provided for the substances in Annex A or Annex B.

4.2. Exports to Parties for acceptable purposes or specific exemptions - 6(2)(a)(i)

Table 1 provides an inventory of substances which are listed on the Export Control List and also listed in Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention. For these substances, it further informs which Parties have registered for a “specific exemption” or “acceptable purpose” under the Convention. This information allows an exporter of one of these substances to determine if the export will satisfy subparagraph 6(2)(a)(i) of the Regulations.

For some substances listed in Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention there are specific exemptions detailed in the Annex that are applicable to all Parties who notify the Secretariat of their intent to make use of the exemption.

4.3. Exports to Parties who have not ratified an amendment adding the substance to the Convention - 6(2)(a)(ii)

Subparagraph 6(2)(a)(ii) applies to exports of a substance listed in Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention to countries who are Party to the Stockholm Convention but have not ratified the amendment which adds the substance to Annex A or Annex B. Under the Stockholm Convention, Canada must have an “annual certification” in force, which is an agreement between Canada and the Importing Party regarding the substance. Table 2 provides an inventory of the annual certifications in force between Canada and other countries, allowing exporters to determine if the export will satisfy subparagraph 6(2)(a)(ii) of the Regulations.

4.4. Exports to countries which are not Party to the Convention - 6(2)(b)

For an export to a country that has not ratified the Stockholm Convention, Canada must have an annual certification in place with that country similar to the requirement of 6(2)(a)(ii). In these cases, the annual certification will apply to one or more specific exemptions or acceptable purposes allowed for the substance under the Stockholm Convention. Table 2 provides an inventory of all of the annual certifications in force between Canada and other countries, and describes the acceptable purpose(s) or specific exemption(s) which could satisfy paragraph 6(2)(b) of the Regulations.

4.5. Environmentally sound disposal - 6(2)(c)

The export of a substance listed in Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention is authorized if the export is for environmentally sound disposal as described in paragraph 1(d) of Article 6 of the Convention.

Article 6 paragraph 1(d) of the Stockholm Convention states:

Take appropriate measures so that such wastes, including products and articles upon becoming wastes, are:

(i) Handled, collected, transported and stored in an environmentally sound manner;

(ii) Disposed of in such a way that the persistent organic pollutant content is destroyed or irreversibly transformed so that they do not exhibit the characteristics of persistent organic pollutants or otherwise disposed of in an environmentally sound manner when destruction or irreversible transformation does not represent the environmentally preferable option or the persistent organic pollutant content is low, taking into account international rules, standards, and guidelines, including those that may be developed pursuant to paragraph 2, and relevant global and regional regimes governing the management of hazardous wastes;

(iii) Not permitted to be subjected to disposal operations that may lead to recovery, recycling, reclamation, direct reuse or alternative uses of persistent organic pollutants; and

(iv) Not transported across international boundaries without taking into account relevant international rules, standards and guidelines;

The text of the Stockholm Convention is available for download (Choose “Convention > Convention Text”)

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal has a listing of “Adopted Technical Guidelines” for environmentally sound management of wastes containing persistent organic pollutants. These may be useful to exporters of these substances because they describe suitable methods of environmentally sound management of these wastes. These Technical Guidelines are available for download (Choose “The Convention > Publications > Technical Guidelines”)

Exporters will find “General Technical Guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants (POPs)” here, but are encouraged to review the entire list of Technical Guidelines to determine if a document exists specific to the POP(s) being exported. Technical Guidelines have a section dedicated to “environmentally sound disposal” which exporters can use to ensure that the foreseen treatment by the importing country will satisfy 6(2)(c) of the Regulations.

4.6. Laboratory use - 6(2)(d)

The export of a persistent organic pollutant is authorized if it is exported for use in a laboratory for analysis, in scientific research, or as a laboratory analytical standard. The total quantity exported by the person may not exceed 10 kg per calendar year.

4.7. Incidentally present in trace amounts - 6(2)(e)

The export of a substance listed in Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention is authorized if it is incidentally present in trace amounts in a product.

4.8. Products already in use - 6(2)(f)

Manufactured goods or quantities of a substance already in use at the time a Party ratifies an amendment adding the substance to Annex A or Annex B can be notified to the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention. Export of products already in use is allowed under the Stockholm Convention provided a Party has notified the Secretariat. Table 3 provides an inventory of Canada’s notifications. Products listed in this table are authorized for export under this paragraph. Under this scenario, and as per Schedule 1 of the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations, the date of manufacture is required as part of the notification of export.

4.9. Hazardous waste - 6(3)

The considerations relative to the Stockholm Convention in subsection 6(2) do not apply to a persistent organic pollutant that is, or is contained in, a hazardous waste or hazardous recyclable material regulated by the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations recognizing that this other regulatory instrument will apply to the export.


Flowchart 1 - Overview of conditions relative to the Stockholm Convention

Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations - Conditions Relative to the Stockholm Convention (section 6). (See long description below)

Description of Flowchart 1

This Figure is a flowchart which describes Section 6 of the Regulations which implements conditions relative to the Stockholm Convention. It describes how exporters may establish whether their planned export meets the obligations under this Section. Various stages in this flowchart describe conditions where an export may be prohibited. Where an export is acceptable for the conditions relative to the Stockholm Convention, the exporter must still issue prior notification of export (Section 5) and follow the conditions relative to the Rotterdam Convention (Sections 7 to 22), if applicable.

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5. Rotterdam Convention

When a substance on the Export Control List is proposed for export to another country which is Party to the Rotterdam Convention, an exporter may require a permit for export under the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations. Sections 7 through 22 of the Regulations apply to exports of substances listed on the Export Control List when they are exported to another Party to the Rotterdam Convention. Considerations in these sections take into account the expected use by the importing Party and the Part of the Export Control List to which the substance is listed. When a permit application is required, the information submitted allows Canada to ensure that it is compliant with the Prior Informed Consent Procedure under the Rotterdam Convention, or allows Canada to provide notice of export to the Importing Party which is also obligatory under the Convention.

The Overview of regulatory obligations in section 2 of this Guidance Document provides a summary of the effect of the provisions relative to the Rotterdam Convention in sections 7-22 of the Regulations. For a detailed overview of the conditions relative to the Rotterdam Convention, please see Flowchart 2.

5.1. Parties to the Rotterdam Convention

The following countries have ratified the Rotterdam Convention. For the purposes of the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations, these countries are considered “Rotterdam Parties”.

Last updated: January 28, 2015

Note:  In case of a discrepancy between this document and the current Registers and Annexes made available through the Rotterdam Convention Secretariat, those registers and annexes shall prevail.

Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cabo verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Korea (Republic of), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (the Former Yugoslav Republic of), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Republic of), Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania (United Republic of), Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For a current list of countries that are Party to the Rotterdam Convention, please consult the list of participants on the website maintained by the Convention Secretariat. A country is Party to the Convention if they have been identified with a date of ratification, acceptance, approval, or accession and the Convention is in force for that country (i.e. at least 90 days has passed since the date of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession).

5.2. Permit applications

The information to be provided in an application for an export permit is detailed in Schedule 2 of the Regulations. Templates are available for exporters to apply for an export permit. Exporters are not obligated to use these templates. However, to facilitate review Environment Canada encourages their use.

  • Combined export notification and Export permit application
    • For prior notification of export under section 5 when an exporter requires an export permit under sections 6 through 22 of the Regulations.
  • Export Permit Application
    • For use when an exporter requires a permit to export, but does not yet have information to supply for the prior notice of export. When an exporter anticipates an export in a given calendar year but has only estimates for the quantity and/or date, this allows the exporter to obtain the export permit in advance and provide notification of export at a later date. Exporters should note that the prior notice of export will have to be provided 30 days before the export can occur in accordance with section 5 of the Regulations.

Exporters should take note that whether or not an export permit is necessary, prior notice of export is still required for all substances on the Export Control List.

Exporters who submit an application for an export permit – complete with all required information – should expect to receive their export permit, if approved, within two weeks from the date of submission of their completed application.

Despite an export being destined to another Party to the Rotterdam Convention, the export would be exempted from sections 8 through 22 of the Regulations if it met one or more of the conditions in subsection 7(2).

Substances listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention are listed for either their use as a pesticide or use as an industrial chemical, or both. The Prior Informed Consent Procedure of the Rotterdam Convention applies when a substance is exported for the category of use(s) for which it is listed in Annex III. The export of a substance listed in Annex III and on Part 2 of the Export Control List would be exempted from the need for an export permit if it is exported for a category of use other than the category for which it is listed in Annex III. Such an export would nevertheless be subject to the insurance and labelling requirements of sections 20 through 22 of the Regulations. The same would be true for an export necessary to comply with Ministerial direction under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

Table 5 provides an inventory the Export Control List substances which are on Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention and the associated category of use(s) for these substances.

5.2.1. Exports of substances on Part 1 of the Export Control List

As per subsection 101(2) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, export of a substance on Part 1 of the Export Control List can only occur if the export is for the purpose of destroying the substance or to comply with Ministerial direction under subparagraph 99(b)(iii).

An export permit will be required unless exempted by subsection 7(2), section 8 or section 9 of the Regulations.

If the substance to be exported is not listed in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention:
The Minister will issue an export permit allowing the export to take place for the purpose of destroying the substance.

If the substance is listed in Annex III to the Rotterdam Convention:
The Prior Informed Consent procedure will apply to the export and the Minister will provide a permit for export if the destination Party has consented to imports of the substance. The permit may specify conditions on import required by the Importing Party. For example, an exporter of a substance in Part 1 of the Export Control List which is also listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention (such as polybrominated biphenyls) could receive an export permit if the export is for the purpose of destruction and the importing Party has consented to imports of the substance.

The Minister will not issue an export permit if the export does not comply with the Prior Informed Consent procedure of the Rotterdam Convention (for example, the importing Party does not consent to imports of the substance). This compliance is assured under the Regulations through the provisions of subsection 12(1).

5.2.2. Exports of substances on Part 2 of the Export Control List

All substances listed on Part 2 of the Export Control List are listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention. An export permit will be required unless exempted by subsection 7(2), section 8 or section 9 of the Regulations.

When an application is received for an export permit for a Part 2 substance, the Minister will confirm that the export complies with the Prior Informed Consent procedure of the Rotterdam Convention (for example, the importing Party has stated “consent” for imports of the substance). The Minister will not issue an export permit if the export does not comply with the Prior Informed Consent procedure (for example, the importing Party has stated “no consent”). This compliance is assured under the Regulations through the provisions of subsection 12(1). The permit may specify conditions on import required by the Importing Party.

5.2.3. Exports of substances on Part 3 of the Export Control List

Substances listed on Part 3 of the Export Control List are not listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention. These substances are subject to a domestic restriction on their use and, in order to remain compliant with Article 12 of this Convention, the Government of Canada must provide prior notice of export to the Importing Party. An export permit will be required unless exempted by subsection 7(2), section 8 or section 9 of the Regulations.

An application for an export permit for a substance listed on Part 3 of the Export Control List provides the Minister with the necessary information to notify the Importing Party. Because the substance is not listed in Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention, there will be no conditions on import to specify on the export permit. For example, an export of lead arsenate to Germany would require that the exporter hold a permit, and the permit application would provide information to share with Germany to notify of the proposed export.

5.2.4. Refusal, cancellation, amendment or suspension of a permit

Sections 16 through 18 describe the conditions under which the Minister must refuse, cancel, amend or suspend an export permit under the Regulations. Generally, such an action is in response to a change in the Prior Informed Consent status of the Importing Party (for example, the importing Party informs that it does not consent to future imports of the substance), or the exporter is not able to export the substance in compliance with the Regulations, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, or any other measures under this Act.

5.2.5. Retention of records

An exporter must keep certain records for exports subject to sections 7 through 22 of the Regulations. Section 19 identifies the records and requires a minimum retention time of 5 years. The records must be kept at the exporter’s principle place of business in Canada.

5.2.6. Insurance

Section 20 of the Regulations requires an exporter to have liability insurance of not less than $5,000,000 for each export in respect of damages and costs for which the exporter could become liable.

5.2.7. Labelling

Exports that are subject to the Rotterdam Convention have labelling requirements imposed by that Convention. A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) must also accompany the export. Sections 21 and 22 of the Regulations describe the labelling and MSDS requirement.


Flowchart 2 - Overview of conditions relative to the Rotterdam Convention

Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations - Conditions Relative to the Rotterdam Convention (sections 7 through 22). (See long description below)

Description of Flowchart 2

This Figure is a flowchart which describes Sections 7 through 22 of the Regulations which implement conditions relative to the Rotterdam Convention. It describes how exporters can determine whether their export is subject to all of these Sections, or possibly exempt, and under which conditions they will need to apply for an export permit.

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Table 1: Specific exemptions and acceptable purposes claimed by parties to the Stockholm Convention for substances listed on Annex A or Annex B

Note: In the case of a discrepancy between this table and Annexes A and B, as well as the registers of specific exemptions and acceptable purposes as maintained by the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, the information maintained by the Secretariat shall prevail.

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Table 1: Specific exemptions and acceptable purposes claimed by parties to the Stockholm Convention for substances listed on Annex A or Annex B
SubstanceCAS Registry numberExport Control ListAnnexParties claiming exemption or purposeSpecific exemption / acceptable purpose
Mirex (Dodecachloropentacyclo [5.3.0.02,6.03,9.04,8] decane)2385-85-5Part 1A Substances listed on Part 1 of the Export Control List can be exported, but only for the purpose of destruction or to comply with a direction issued by the Minister under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Polybrominated biphenyls that have the molecular formula C12H(10-n)Brn in which "n" is greater than 2 (Hexabromobiphenyl is listed in Annex A)36355-01-8Part 1A Substances listed on Part 1 of the Export Control List can be exported, but only for the purpose of destruction or to comply with a direction issued by the Minister under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Chlordecone143-50-0Part 1A Substances listed on Part 1 of the Export Control List can be exported, but only for the purpose of destruction or to comply with a direction issued by the Minister under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Endrin (1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-6,7-epoxy-1,4,4a,5,6,7,8, 8a-octahydro-exo-1,4-exo-5,8-dimethanonaphthalene)72-20-8Part 1A Substances listed on Part 1 of the Export Control List can be exported, but only for the purpose of destruction or to comply with a direction issued by the Minister under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Toxaphene8001-95-2Part 1A Substances listed on Part 1 of the Export Control List can be exported, but only for the purpose of destruction or to comply with a direction issued by the Minister under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Alpha-HCH319-84-6Part 1A Substances listed on Part 1 of the Export Control List can be exported, but only for the purpose of destruction or to comply with a direction issued by the Minister under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Beta-HCH319-85-7Part 1A Substances listed on Part 1 of the Export Control List can be exported, but only for the purpose of destruction or to comply with a direction issued by the Minister under subparagraph 99(b)(iii) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Aldrin309-00-2Part 2A  
Chlordane57-74-9Part 2A  
DDT50-29-3Part 2BBotswanaUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BEritreaUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BEthiopiaUse/Production – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BIndiaUse/production – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BMadagascarUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BMarshall IslandsUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BMauritiusUse – residual insecticide at the port and airport
DDT50-29-3Part 2BMoroccoUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BMozambiqueUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BNamibiaUse/production – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BSenegalUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BSouth AfricaUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BSwazilandUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BUgandaUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BVenezuelaUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BRepublic of YemenUse – disease vector control
DDT50-29-3Part 2BZambiaUse – disease vector control
Dieldrin60-57-1Part 2A  
Heptachlor76-44-8Part 2A  
Hexachlorobenzene118-74-1Part 2A  
Lindane58-89-9Part 2ACanadaHuman health pharmaceutical for control of head lice and scabies as second line treatment
Lindane58-89-9Part 2AChinaAdjuvant therapeutic drug to control head lice and to treat scabies
Lindane58-89-9Part 2ASri LankaHuman health pharmaceutical for pediculosis and scabies
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)1336-36-3Part 2A  
Endosulfan115-29-7Part 2AChinaCotton - cotton bollworm; Tobacco -  Aphids, oriental tobacco budworm.
Endosulfan115-29-7Part 2AZambiaBean, cowpea - Aphids, leaf miner, whiteflies; Cotton - Aphids, cotton bollworm, jassids, leaf rollers, pink bollworm, thrips, whiteflies; Eggplant - Aphids, diamondback moth, jassids, shoot and fruit borer; Groundnut - Aphids; Maize - Aphids, pink borer, stem borers; Mango - fruit flies, hoppers; Onion - Aphids, jassids; Okra - Aphids, diamondback moth, jassids, shoot and fruit borer; Potato - Aphids, jassids; Rice - Gall midges, rice hispa, stem borers, white jassid; Tea - Aphids, caterpillars, flushworm, mealybugs, scale insects, smaller green leafhopper, tea geometrid, tea mosquito bug, thrips; Tobacco - Aphids, oriental tobacco budworm; Tomato - Aphids, diamondback moth, jassids, leaf miner, shoot and fruit borer, whiteflies; Wheat - Aphids, pink borer, termites.
Endosulfan115-29-7Part 2ACosta RicaCoffee – Berry borer (not in force for Canada – see section 4.1 of this document)
Pentachlorobenzene, which has the molecular formula C6HCl5608-93-5Part 3A  
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BBrazilInsect baits for control of leaf-cutting ants from Atta spp. and Acromyrmex spp.
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2 Canada
  • Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industries;
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating);
  • Metal plating (decorative plating);
  • Photo imaging;
  • Photo resist and anti-reflective coatings for semi-conductors;
  • Etching agent for compound semi-conductors and ceramic filters;
  • Aviation hydraulic fluids;
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating) only in closed-loop systems;
  • Fire fighting foam

 

Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BChina
  • Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industries;
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating);
  • Metal plating (decorative plating);
  • Electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machines;
  • Insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termites;
  • Chemically driven oil production.
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BCzech Republic
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating);
  • Metal plating (decorative plating);
  • Photo-imaging;
  • Photo-resist and anti-reflective coatings for semi-conductors;
  • Aviation hydraulic fluids;
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating) only in closed-loop systems;
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BEuropean Union
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating);
  • Metal plating (decorative plating);
  • Photo-imaging;
  • Photo-resist and anti-reflective coatings for semi-conductors;
  • Etching agent for compound semi-conductors and ceramic filters;
  • Aviation hydraulic fluids;
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating) only in closed-loop systems.
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BIran
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating);
  • Metal plating (decorative plating);
  • Chemically driven oil production;
  • Carpets;
  • Leather and apparel;
  • Textiles and upholstery;
  • Paper and packaging;
  • Coatings and coating additives;
  • Rubber and plastics
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BJapan
  • Photo-imaging;
  • Photo-resistant and anti-reflective coatings for semi-conductors;
  • Etching agent for compound semi-conductors and ceramic filters;
  • Certain medical devices
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BNigeria
  • Chemically driven oil production;
  • Carpets;
  • Leather and apparel;
  • Textiles and upholstery;
  • Paper and packaging;
  • Coatings and coating additives;
  • Rubber and plastics
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BNorway
  • Photo-masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industries;
  • Photo-imaging;
  • Photo-resist and anti-reflective coatings for semi-conductors;
  • Etching agent for compound semi-conductors and ceramic filters;
  • Aviation hydraulic fluids
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating) only in closed-loop systems.
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BSwitzerland
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating)
  • Metal plating (decorative plating)
  • Photo-imaging;
  • Photo-resist and anti-reflective coatings for semi-conductors;
  • Etching agent for compound semi-conductors and ceramic filters;
  • Aviation hydraulic fluids;
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating) only in closed-loop systems;
  • Fire-fighting foam.
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BVietnam
  • Photo masks in the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) industries;
  • Metal plating (hard metal plating);
  • Metal plating (decorative plating);
  • Electric and electronic parts for some colour printers and colour copy machines.
  • Insecticides for control of red imported fire ants and termites;
  • Chemically driven oil production;
  • Carpets;
  • Leather and apparel;
  • Textiles and upholstery;
  • Paper and packaging;
  • Coatings and coating additives;
  • Rubber and plastics.
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BZambia
  • Aviation hydraulic fluids;
  • Fire-fighting foam.

Canada has also claimed exemptions for tetrabromodiphenyl ether, pentabromodiphenyl ether, hexabromodiphenyl ether, and heptabromodiphenyl ether in accordance with Part IV of Annex A of the Stockholm Convention, but these substances are not listed on the Export Control List, and the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations do not apply to exports of these substances or products containing them.


Table 2: List of Active Annual Certifications as Registered by Canada

Note: In the case of a discrepancy between this table and the registers maintained by the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, the information maintained by the Secretariat shall prevail.

Last updated: January 28, 2015

Canada presently has no annual certifications registered with the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention.


Table 3: Articles in Use as Claimed by Canada under the Stockholm Convention

Note: In the case of a discrepancy between this table and the registers maintained by the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, the information maintained by the Secretariat shall prevail.

Last updated: January 28, 2015

Table 3: Articles in use as claimed by Canada under the Stockholm Convention
SubstanceCAS Registry NumberSchedule 3 StatusAnnexArticleDate of Notification
Lindane58-89-9Part 2AHuman health pharmaceutical for control of head lice and scabies as second line treatment21 December 2010
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BAqueous film forming foams (fire fighting foams)21 December 2010

Canada has also claimed articles containing tetrabromodiphenyl ether, pentabromodiphenyl ether, hexabromodiphenyl ether, and heptabromodiphenyl ether in accordance with Part IV and Part V of Annex A of the Stockholm Convention, but these substances are not listed on the Export Control List, and the Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations do not apply to exports of these substances or products containing them.

View the current Register of Articles in Use on the Secretariat’s website


Table 4: Substances on the Export Control List which are also listed to Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention and in force for Canada

Note: In the case of a discrepancy between this table and the registers maintained by the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, the information maintained by the Secretariat shall prevail.

Last updated: January 28, 2015

Table 4: Substances on the Export Control List which are also listed to Annex A or Annex B of the Stockholm Convention and in force for Canada
SubstanceCAS Registry NumberExport Control ListAnnexRatified / Not RatifiedDate in force for Canada
Mirex (Dodecachloropentacyclo [5.3.0.02,6.03,9.04,8] decane)2385-85-5Part 1ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
Polybrominated biphenyls that have the molecular formula C12H(10-n)Brn in which "n" is greater than 2 (Hexabromobiphenyl is listed in Annex A)36355-01-8; 27858-07-7; 13654-09-6Part 1ARatifiedApril 4, 2011
Chlordecone143-50-0Part 1ARatifiedApril 4, 2011
Endrin (1,2,3,4,10,10-hexachloro-6,7-epoxy-1,4,4a,5,6,7,8, 8a-octahydro-exo-1,4-exo-5,8-dimethanonaphthalene)72-20-8Part 1ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
Toxaphene8001-95-2Part 1ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
Alpha-HCH319-84-6Part 1ARatifiedApril 4, 2011
Beta-HCH319-85-7Part 1ARatifiedApril 4, 2011
Aldrin309-00-2Part 2ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
Chlordane57-74-9Part 2ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
DDT50-29-3Part 2BRatifiedMay 17, 2004
Dieldrin60-57-1Part 2ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
Heptachlor76-44-8Part 2ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
Hexachlorobenzene118-74-1Part 2ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
Lindane58-89-9Part 2ARatifiedApril 4, 2011
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)1336-36-3Part 2ARatifiedMay 17, 2004
Pentachlorobenzene, which has the molecular formula C6HCl5608-93-5Part 3ARatifiedApril 4, 2011
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2BRatifiedApril 4, 2011
Endosulfan115-29-7Part 2ANot Ratified 


Table 5: Substances listed to the Export Control List that are also listed to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention

Note: In the case of a discrepancy between this table and Annexes III as maintained by the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention, the information maintained by the Secretariat shall prevail.

Last updated: January 28, 2015

Table 5: Substances listed to the Export Control List that are also listed to Annex III of the Rotterdam Convention
Substance NameCAS Registry NumberExport Control List StatusRotterdam Convention Category
Alpha-HCH319-84-6Part 1Pesticide (as HCH (mixed isomers))
Beta-HCH319-85-7Part 1Pesticide (as HCH (mixed isomers))
Phosphamidon (2-chloro-2-diethylcarbamoyl-1-methylvinyl dimethyl phosphate)13171-21-6Part 1Severely hazardous pesticide formulation
Polybrominated biphenyls that have the molecular formula C12H(10-n)Brn in which "n" is greater than 2 Part 1Industrial
Polychlorinated terphenyls that have the molecular formula C18H(14-n)Cln in which "n" is greater than 2 Part 1Industrial
Azinphos-methyl86-50-0Part 1Pesticide
Toxaphene8001-35-2Part 1Pesticide
2,4,5-T and its salts and esters Part 2Pesticide
Aldrin309-00-2Part 2Pesticide
Captafol2425-06-1Part 2Pesticide
Chlordane57-74-9Part 2Pesticide
Chlordimeform6164-98-3Part 2Pesticide
Chlorobenzilate510-15-6Part 2Pesticide
DDT50-29-3Part 2Pesticide
Dieldrin60-57-1Part 2Pesticide
Dinoseb and its salts and esters Part 2Pesticide
1,2-dibromoethane (EDB)106-93-4Part 2Pesticide
Fluoroacetamide640-19-7Part 2Pesticide
Heptachlor76-44-8Part 2Pesticide
Hexachlorobenzene118-74-1Part 2Pesticide
Lindane58-89-9Part 2Pesticide
Mercury compounds, including inorganic mercury compounds, alkyl mercury compounds and alkyloxyalkyl and aryl mercury compounds Part 2Pesticide
Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters Part 2Pesticide
Monocrotophos6923-22-4Part 2Pesticide
Methamidophos (Soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 600 g active ingredient/L)10265-92-6Part 2Severely hazardous pesticide formulation
Emulsifiable concentrates containing methyl parathion at or above 19.5% and dusts containing methyl parathion at or above 1.5%298-00-0Part 2Severely hazardous pesticide formulation
Parathion56-38-2Part 2Pesticide
Crocidolite12001-28-4Part 2Industrial
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)1336-36-3Part 2Industrial
Tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate126-72-7Part 2Industrial
Binapacryl485-31-4Part 2Pesticide
Ethylene oxide75-21-8Part 2Pesticide
1,2-Dichloroethane107-06-2Part 2Pesticide
Dinitro-ortho-cresol (DNOC) and its salts534-52-1
2980-64-5
5787-96-2
2312-76-7
Part 2Pesticide

All tributyltin compounds including:

  • Tributyltin oxide
  • Tributyltin fluoride
  • Tributyltin methacrylate
  • Tributyltin benzoate
  • Tributyltin chloride
  • Tributyltin linoleate
  • Tributyltin naphthenate

 

56-35-9
1983-10-4
2155-70-6
4342-36-3
1461-22-9
24124-25-2
85409-17-2

 

Part 2

 

Pesticide

Dustable powder formulations containing a combination of benomyl at or above 7%, carbofuran at or above 10%, and thiram at or above 15%17804-35-2
1563-66-2
137-26-8
Part 2Severely Hazardous Pesticide Formulation
Tetraethyl lead78-00-2Part 2Industrial
Tetramethyl lead75-74-1Part 2Industrial
Endosulfan115-29-7Part 2Pesticide
Perfluorooctane sulfonates, perfluorooctane sulfonamides and perfluorooctane sulfonyls1763-23-1
2795-39-3
29457-72-5
29081-56-9
70225-14-8
56773-42-3
251099-16-8
4151-50-2
31506-32-8
1691-99-2
24448-09-7
307-35-7
Part 2Industrial

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Forms for exporters - Notice of export

Part 1: General information

Exporter
Name of exporter:
Name of duly authorized representative:
Address:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Email address:

For Environment Canada use


Part 2: Export notification

Export notification
Name of the substance as it appears on the Export Control List (Schedule 3 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)Country of destinationExpected date of exportEstimated quantity of the substance to be exported (kg)Purpose of Export
    [  ] Destruction
[  ] Industrial Chemical use
[  ] Pesticidal use
[  ] Other use
    [  ] Destruction
[  ] Industrial Chemical use
[  ] Pesticidal use
[  ] Other use
    [  ] Destruction
[  ] Industrial Chemical use
[  ] Pesticidal use
[  ] Other use
    [  ] Destruction
[  ] Industrial Chemical use
[  ] Pesticidal use
[  ] Other use

 

Are any of the above substances classified as “hazardous waste” or “hazardous recyclable material” under the Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations?

[  ] Yes  [  ] No

If yes, please indicate which substance(s): __________


Part 3: Exports subject to the Stockholm Convention for substances listed on Part 2 or Part 3 of the Export Control List

For all substances notified in Part 2 of this form which are found on Part 2 or Part 3 of the Export Control List and listed in Annex A or B of the Stockholm Convention, please complete the following:

Name of Substance: ____________________

  1. Specific exemption or acceptable purpose applicable to the substance being exported (if applicable): _______

  2. Is the substance being exported for environmentally sound disposal in accordance with paragraph 1(d) of Article 6 of the Stockholm Convention?
      [  ] Yes  [  ] No  If yes, please indicate:
        Facility: _______________
        Method of disposal: _______________

  3. Is the substance being exported for use:
    1. in a laboratory for analysis [  ] Yes  [  ] No
    2. in scientific research [  ] Yes  [  ] No; or
    3. as a laboratory analytical standard? [  ] Yes  [  ] No
  4. Is the substance being exported contained in a manufactured article? [  ] Yes  [  ] No
    If yes,
    1. Is the substance incidentally present in trace amounts? [  ] Yes  [  ] No
    2. Was the article containing the substance manufactured on or before the coming into force for Canada of a provision of the Stockholm Convention prohibiting, under Annex A, or restricting under Annex B, the production or use of that substance? [  ] Yes  [  ] No
      If yes, indicate the date of manufacture of article: _______________

(Repeat Part 3 for each substance notified in Part 2 of this form that is listed on Annex A or B of the Stockholm Convention and on Part 2 or Part 3 of the Export Control List)


Attach supplementary sheets as necessary

Send the notice by email, facsimile or by mail to:
Minister of the Environment
c/o Chemical Production Division
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, 11th floor
Gatineau, Quebec
Facsimile: 819-938-4218
SEC-ECS@ec.gc.ca

The Regulations require notification to be provided at least 30 days prior to the first export indicated on the notice. This form may be used to provide more than one notification under these Regulations. Exporters are required to notify the Minister of any corrections to the information provided in the notice within 30 days after learning of them.


Part 4: Declaration

I declare that the information provided in this report is accurate and complete. I understand that the information provided in this notice may be released to the country of destination.

________________________________________________________
Name of exporter or duly authorized representative (please print):

________________________________________________________
Title:

_______________________________________
Signature:

_______________________________________
Date and Place:

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Forms for exporters - Export permit application

Part 1: General information

Exporter
Name of exporter:
Name of duly authorized representative:
Address:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Email address:

Importer
Name:
Address:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Email address:

For Environment Canada Use


Part 2: Identification of the substance or the product that contains the substance:

1. Name of substance as it appears on the Export Control List (Schedule 3 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999): _______
2. Common name, if known: _______
3. Trade name, if known: _______
4. CAS registry number: _______
5. Commodity Code of the substance that is obtained from the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System: _______


Part 3: Export information

6. Country of Destination: _______
7. Expected date of export: _______
8. Quantity of the substance to be exported: ___ kg
9. Purpose of Export:
    [  ] Destruction
    [  ] Industrial Chemical use
    [  ] Pesticidal use
    [  ] Other use

10. If the substance is contained in a product indicate:

  1. The name of the product:
  2. Concentration of substance in the product:

11. List the customs office through which the export is expected to exit Canada, if known: _______
12. List any countries through which the substance will transit, if known: _______
13. Proposed number of exports for this calendar year, if applicable: _______

You must attach the Material Safety Data Sheet for the substances being exported, or if applicable, for the product that contains the substance.


Attach supplementary sheets as necessary

Send the application by email, facsimile or by mail to:
Minister of the Environment
c/o Chemical Production Division
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, 11th floor
Gatineau, Quebec
Facsimile: 819-938-4218
SEC-ECS@ec.gc.ca

Section 10 of the Regulations describes exports that require the exporter to hold a valid export permit issued under the Regulations. A copy of the permit must be included with these exports in addition to the labeling prescribed by section 21.

A minimum 30-day prior notice of export is mandatory under section 5 of the regulations for all exports, including those requiring an export permit.


Part 4: Declaration

I understand that I, as the exporter, assume all responsibility for the removal of the substance from the country of destination and any related costs, including the transportation, care, control and storage of the substance, in the event that the exported substance is in contravention of any conditions set out in the export permit or if the export takes place after the export permit has expired or has been cancelled.

I declare that the above information is accurate and complete. I understand that information in this application may be released to the country of destination.

________________________________________________________
Name of exporter or duly authorized representative (please print):

________________________________________________________
Title:

_______________________________________
Signature:

_______________________________________
Date and Place:

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Forms for exporters - Combined notice of export and export permit application

Part 1: General information

Exporter
Name of exporter:
Name of duly authorized representative:
Address:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Email address:

Importer
Name:
Address:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Email address:

For Environment Canada Use


Part 2: Identification of the substance or the product that contains the substance:

1. Name of substance as it appears on the Export Control List (Schedule 3 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999):
2. Common name, if known:
3. Trade name, if known:
4. CAS registry number:
5. Commodity Code of the substance that is obtained from the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System: _______


Part 3: Export information

6. Country of Destination: _______
7. Expected date of export: _______
8. Estimated quantity of the substance to be exported: ____ kg
9. Purpose of Export: _______
    [  ] Destruction
    [  ] Industrial Chemical use
    [  ] Pesticidal use
    [  ] Other use
10. If the substance is contained in a manufactured product indicate:

  1. The name of the product:
  2. Concentration of substance in the product:

11. List the customs office through which the export is expected to exit Canada, if known: _______
12. List any countries through which the substance will transit, if known: _______
13. Proposed number of exports for this calendar year, if applicable: _______

You must attach the Material Safety Data Sheet for the substance being exported, or if applicable, for the product that contains the substance.


Part 4: Exports subject to the Stockholm Convention for substances listed on Part 2 or Part 3 of the Export Control List:

For all substances notified in Part 2 of this form which are found on Part 2 or Part 3 of the Export Control List and listed in Annex A or B of the Stockholm Convention, please complete the following:

Name of Substance: ____________________

  1. Specific exemption or acceptable purpose applicable to the substance being exported (if applicable): _______

  2. Is the substance being exported for environmentally sound disposal in accordance with paragraph 1(d) of Article 6 of the Stockholm Convention?
      [  ] Yes  [  ] No  If yes, please indicate:
        Facility: _______________
        Method of disposal: _______________

  3. Is the substance being exported for use:
    1. in a laboratory for analysis [  ] Yes  [  ] No
    2. in scientific research [  ] Yes  [  ] No; or
    3. as a laboratory analytical standard? [  ] Yes  [  ] No
  4. Is the substance being exported contained in a manufactured article? [  ] Yes  [  ] No
    If yes,
    1. Is the substance incidentally present in trace amounts? [  ] Yes  [  ] No
    2. Was the article containing the substance manufactured on or before the coming into force for Canada of a provision of the Stockholm Convention prohibiting, under Annex A, or restricting under Annex B, the production or use of that substance? [  ] Yes  [  ] No
      If yes, indicate the date of manufacture of article: _______________

(Repeat Part 3 for each substance notified in Part 2 of this form that is listed on Annex A or B of the Stockholm Convention and on Part 2 or Part 3 of the Export Control List)

Attach supplementary sheets as necessary

Send the application by email, facsimile or by mail to:
Minister of the Environment
c/o Chemical Production Division
Environment Canada
351 St. Joseph Blvd, 11th floor
Gatineau, Quebec
Facsimile: 819-938-4218
SEC-ECS@ec.gc.ca

Section 10 of the Regulations describes exports that require the exporter to hold a valid export permit issued under the Regulations. A copy of the permit must be included with these exports in addition to the labeling prescribed by section 21.

A minimum 30-day prior notice of export is mandatory under section 5 of the regulations for all exports, including those requiring an export permit.

I understand that I, as the exporter, assume all responsibility for the removal of the substance from the country of destination and any related costs, including the transportation, care, control and storage of the substance, in the event that the exported substance is in contravention of any conditions set out in the export permit or if the export takes place after the export permit has expired or has been cancelled.

I declare that the above information is accurate and complete.  I understand that information in this application may be released to the country of destination.

________________________________________________________
Name of exporter or duly authorized representative (please print):

________________________________________________________
Title:

_______________________________________
Signature:

_______________________________________
Date and Place:

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