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Global Affairs Canada regulations under the Single Window Initiative

Global Affairs Canada (GAC manages Canada’s diplomatic relations, provides consular services to Canadians, promotes the country’s international trade, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

In accordance the Export and Import Permits Act, the Trade Controls and Technical Barriers Bureau is responsible for issuing permits and certificates for various products included on the Import Controls List (ICL).

Program conditions

Conditions may apply to determine if data needs to be submitted to Global Affairs Canada, please refer to:

For information about the data element rationales for each Program, visit:

For Data Element Matching Criteria Tables complete with HS Tariff Classification cross-reference please refer to
Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

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