12:55 Mi-Yong Kim introduces the panel: Mona Weaver (sp?) of Canada's Export and Import Controls Bureau, replaciing EICB director Michael Rooney and Brittmarie Berge, who works for Ericsson and is a member of the Swedish Export Control Society (Sveriges Exportkontrollförening).
1:07 Kim encourages attendees to ensure their foreign subsidiaries put compliance programs in place, especially those subs in emerging markets without much of a history of robust export controls.
1:13 Berge says Sweden didn't have an export control law until 1986 (which was coincidentally the last act signed by the prime minister of the day before he was assassinated).
1:19 The Swedish Export Control Society sounds like a great resource if you're in Sweden, of course. Sort of like a more intimate version of the Society for International Affairs.
1:27 As is the situation in most countries other than the US, the Canadian EICB controls both dual-use and military goods. A one-stop shop. However, Canada's export control regulators do not have their own enforcement branch.
1:29 That's interesting -- licensing officers in Canada are organized by company rather than commodity, so they get to know exporters a bit better.
1:33 Canada maintains an Area Control List (ACL), a sort of sanctions list, which for now has a membership of one -- Myanmar -- but is about to add another -- Belarus.
1:37 The Canadian official is heavily stressing all the similarities between the US and Canadian export control systems, perhaps not a bad strategy when attempting to stave off implementing of the Commerce's 2005 proposal to limit the export of items subject to MT controls to Canada.
1:39 In certain cases, the Canadians require their exporters to demonsrate US reexport authorization in order to obtain export approval from the EICB.
1:43 Q: What other countries have deemed export rules? A: Don't know of any, but never fear because BIS is still trying to convince them.
1:45 Q: Which countries are considering extraterritorial export controls (like the US)? A: Canada, Japan and someone from the audience suggests maybe Singapore.
1:46 Q: Can you provide examples of a good reexport program? A: Talk to Ericsson.
1:48 Q: How much of your time is spent on US reexport controls? (asked of Berge) A: 90%
1:50 Q: How does Canada treat Cuba and Iran? A: We mention the US controls in our guide and adminster some of our own based on the control lists, but there's no embargo.
1:51 Q: What are the most significant differences between US and Canadian export control systems? A: Reexports and deemed exports are not restricted by Canada.
1:54 Q: Do Canadian companies require licenses to reexport US origin items back to the US? A: Few exports from Canada to the US need a license.
1:56 Q: How does Canada feel about potentially losing the MT piece of the Canadian exemption? A: We want to keep it and hope US industry advocates for that position.