Table 8: Progress Toward the Department's Regulatory Plan


Regulations Expected Results
Allocation Method Order (2009)—Softwood Lumber Products This regulation will establish eligibility criteria for export allocations (also referred to as "export quota") respecting softwood lumber products first processed in Option B regions (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan) for a given year.
Export Control List (2007 Guide, 2008 Guide) Amendment.
Order in Council to amend the Export Control List to bring into force the 2007 Guide to Canada's Export Controls and to update the Export Control List to reflect recent amendments to the Export and Import Permits Act.
General Export Permit No. 41 (Wassenaar Dual-Use Items) New Regulation.
Ministerial Order to create General Export Permit No. 41 and to repeal General Export Permit numbers 29 and 30 in order to streamline the licensing of less sensitive Wassenaar Arrangement items.
General Export Permit No. 27 (Nuclear-Related Dual-Use Goods) Amendment.
Ministerial Order to amend General Export Permit No. 27 (Nuclear-Related Dual-Use Goods) to reflect changes to the Export Control List and to include a list of countries where individual permits would be required in order for nuclear-related dual-use goods to be shipped there.
Import Control List Amendment.
Housekeeping Measures. Order to update references to the updated Export Control List numbers, update the firearms-related references and remove the import permit requirements of Group 2 goods imported from South Africa.
General Import Permit No. 108 (Chemical Weapons Convention Toxic Chemicals and Precursors) Amendment.
Ministerial Order to update General Import Permit No. 108 (CWC Toxic Chemicals and Precursors) to reflect changes made to the Export Control List.
General Export Permit No. 14 (Specimens) Repeal.
Ministerial Order to repeal General Export Permit No. 14 (Specimens) as the goods are no longer controlled under the Export Control List. (Control of wildlife specimens is now under the authority of the Minister of Environment.)
General Export Permit No. 15 (Eggs) Repeal.
Ministerial Order to cancel General Export Permit No. 15 (Eggs) as the goods are no longer controlled under the Export Control List.
General Export Permit No. 16 (Egg Products) Repeal.
Ministerial Order to cancel General Export Permit No. 16 (Egg Products) as the goods are no longer controlled under the Export Control List.
Export Permits Regulations Amendment.
Ministerial Order to address a difference in s.3(2)(b) between the English and French versions of the Export Permits Regulations further to comments received from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.
Order Amending the Canadian Passport Order To provide Passport Canada the flexibility to extend passports beyond five years to Canadians in distress abroad or where time does not permit the issuance of a new passport. This will allow a quicker response in emergency situations.
Order Amending the Canadian Passport Order To limit Passport Canada's authority to refuse or revoke passports when someone is charged with commission of an indictable offence to cases when the offence is listed as being a "serious offence." This will ensure passport denial actions are taken only in the most serious circumstances involving criminality.
Order Amending the Canadian Passport Order To provide that the Foreign Affairs Minister may authorize the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development to perform some activities as receiving agent in the course of the administration of the passport program. This clarifies the existing partnership between the two departments.
Regulations Amending the Passport Services Fees Regulations To revoke the automatic adjustment fee provision related to increases in postal costs. This ensures Passport Canada's fee regulations better reflect the competitiveness of the market.
Order Amending the Import Control List Order to ensure that import monitoring of carbon and specialty steel products will be continued by placing these products on the Import Control List pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act.
Ministerial Order Amending the Allocation Method Order (Beef and Veal) Amendment.
To address the needs of the industry section affected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy and to clarify eligibility criteria. Making this change in the revised period will result in less disruption to the industry.
Order In Council Repealing the Exemption Regulations (Beef and Veal Imports) To have the Exemption Regulations repealed.

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