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Export and Import Permits Act

Version of section 8 from 2020-07-01 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Import permits

  •  (1) The Minister may issue to any resident of Canada applying therefor a permit to import goods included in an Import Control List, in such quantity and of such quality, by such persons, from such places or persons and subject to such other terms and conditions as are described in the permit or in the regulations.

  • Marginal note:General permits

    (1.1) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the Minister may, by order, issue generally to all residents of Canada a general permit to import any goods included on the Import Control List that are specified in the permit, subject to such terms and conditions as are described in the permit.

  • Marginal note:Import permits

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) and any regulation made under section 12 that is not compatible with the purpose of this subsection, if goods are included on the Import Control List solely for the purpose of collecting information pursuant to subsection 5(4.3), (5) or (6) or 5.4(6), (7) or (8), the Minister shall issue to any resident of Canada applying therefor a permit to import those goods, subject only to compliance with and the application of any regulations made under section 12 that it is reasonably necessary to comply with or apply in order to achieve that purpose.

  • (2.1) and (2.2) [Repealed, 1997, c. 14, s. 75]

  • Marginal note:Goods imported from free trade partner

    (3) If an order has been made under subsection 5(3) or (3.2) that applies, by virtue of subsection 5(4), to goods imported from a free trade partner, or an order has been made under subsection 5(4.1), the Minister shall, in determining whether to issue a permit under this section, be guided, as the case may be, by

    • (a) Article 10.2 of CUSMA;

    • (b) subparagraph 5(b) of Article F-02 of CCFTA; or

    • (c) subparagraph 5(b) of Article 4.6 of CIFTA.

  • (4) [Repealed, 1997, c. 14, s. 75]

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-19, s. 8
  • 1988, c. 65, s. 119
  • 1993, c. 44, s. 150
  • 1994, c. 47, s. 108
  • 1996, c. 33, s. 60
  • 1997, c. 14, s. 75
  • 2002, c. 19, s. 14
  • 2020, c. 1, s. 45

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