International Trade Law News /title <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> <meta name="verify-v1" content="6kFGcaEvnPNJ6heBYemQKQasNtyHRZrl1qGh38P0b6M=" /> <head> <title>International Trade Law News

« Home | Reuters: Shipping Headaches Plague Small Companies... » | Japanese Machine Tool Company Suspected of Export ... » | Dateline NBC Presents Inside Look at U.S. Customs ... » | OFAC Imposes Nearly $2 Million in Civil Penalties ... » | USTR Seeking Information on China's Compliance Wit... » | USTR Requests Comments for Inclusion in National T... » | Cuba Baseball Trip Criticized and Applauded on Cap... » | Under Secretary Mancuso Sets Forth BIS Agenda For ... » | Germany Approves Export of Natural Gas Equipment t... » | President Signs Burma Legislation and OFAC Designa... » 

August 05, 2008 

Canadian Government Blames ITAR for Delays in Acquiring New Military Equipment

Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper contains a front page story today on the adverse impact of the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) on Canada's acquisition of new military equipment. Below are some excerpts of the story. The complete story can be found here:

Ottawa is facing an uphill battle to carry out a promised purchase of $17-billion in new military equipment because of stringent U.S. security rules and ballooning costs caused by a series of delays, newly released documents show.

According to Foreign Affairs briefing notes, the government is blaming U.S. security measures that limit the export of military technology to Canada, as American authorities fear some Canadian workers will engage in espionage.

* * *

In addition, documents released by the Department of Foreign Affairs reveal government fears that the purchase of military equipment "is in jeopardy" because of U.S. regulations called the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

* * *

The Canadian government argues that ITAR is discriminatory and goes against the Charter of Rights. However, Ottawa has so far been unable to persuade the U.S. government to ease the restrictions for private-sector workers.

The Foreign Affairs documents show that U.S. firms are tired of ITAR, which hamper their sales to the Canadian government and cause delays.

"U.S. industry is becoming increasingly frustrated with the status quo as it impeded its own defence trade," a document said.

Labels: , ,


Editor

Subscribe

Subscribe to our confidential mailing list

Mobile Version

Search Trade Law News

International Trade and Compliance Jobs

Jobs from Indeed

Archives

Categories

Disclaimer

  • This Site is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed when you use this Site. Do not consider the Site to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. The information on this Site may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date. While we try to revise this Site on a regular basis, it may not reflect the most current legal developments. The opinions expressed on this Site are the opinions of the individual author.
  • The content on this Site may be reproduced and/or distributed in whole or in part, provided that its source is indicated as "International Trade Law News, www.tradelawnews.com".
  • ©2003-2015. All rights reserved.

Translate This Site


Powered by Blogger