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Compliance Challenges with Canadian and US Export Controls and Sanctions

 Canada is now a “sanctions hawk”. The traditional view that Canadian trade controls are less aggressive than or least similar to their US counterparts is no longer accurate and is causing significant compliance and enforcement challenges for Canadian as well as US companies operating in Canada. Those firms that fail to address fundamental differences in the substance, administration, and enforcement of trade controls north of the border are exposing themselves to significant financial and reputational consequences.

This webinar will cover the most important developments in Canadian economic sanctions and export and technology transfer controls and what to watch for in 2020, with a particular focus on their relationship and interaction with US measures, including:

  • Impact of the Trump administration’s decision to no longer wave application of Title III of Helms-Burton and its increased enforcement of Title IV on Canadian companies and financial institutions and their conflicting obligations under Canada’s blocking order
  • Canada’s expanding use of targeted list-based sanctions, including under its new Magnitsky Law
  • Progress on long-awaited changes to the administration and enforcement of Canada’s economic sanctions
  • Significant amendments to the Canadian export control regime under Bill C-47, including new controls over “brokering” outside of Canada
  • How Canada’s Defence Production Act (the Controlled Goods Program) and defence export controls work with US ITAR, including continuing problems with the interaction between the two regimes
  • Conflicts where compliance with US controls violates Canadian law – including human rights and employment law and Cuba blocking measures
  • Continued challenges in dealing with export-controlled and defence trade-controlled data in the cloud

This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include live video and commentary from John Boscariol, who is a recognized expert on compliance and enforcement matters with respect to export controls over goods, technology and services, military and defence controls and related programs, economic sanctions, blocking orders regarding foreign extraterritorial measures, Canada’s Controlled Goods Program, government contracts, and other trade controls and national security measures.

This webinar is designed for Canadian companies or governments who do business abroad or who deal with US companies or produce their products using US-origin goods or US technology. Companies located in the US will also find this webinar to be invaluable in understanding these potential conflicts and how their Canadian business partners, subsidiaries, parents, or affiliates must balance the conflicting export rules.

Who Should Attend This Webinar:

  • Canadian and US in-house counsel
  • Canadian and US external counsel
  • Compliance Officers
  • Consultants

Each registrant will receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, and access to the webinar recording which is available to view as many times as you wish for one year from purchase date.

Computer Requirements:

Please read the Webinar Terms and Conditions before you register.

Webinar Details


March 19, 2020


1 hour 30 minutes
Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30 minute Q&A session



1 Participant: $150.00
2-5 Participants: $112.50 each
(25% discount for all participants)
6 or more Participants: $97.50 each
(50% discount for all participants)

ECoP® EAR or ITAR Renewal Credits


Event #: Pending