Vol. 147, No. 11 — May 22, 2013
SOR/2013-91 May 2, 2013
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT
EXPORT AND IMPORT PERMITS ACT
Order Amending the Export and Import Permits and Certificates Fees Order
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to Order in Council P.C. 1995-783 of May 16, 1995 (see footnote a), makes the annexed Order Amending the Export and Import Permits and Certificates Fees Order.
Ottawa, April 24, 2013
Minister of Foreign Affairs
ORDER AMENDING THE EXPORT AND IMPORT PERMITS AND CERTIFICATES FEES ORDER
1. The portion of subsection 3(1) of the Export and Import Permits and Certificates Fees Order (see footnote 1) before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
3. (1) Subject to subsections (1.1), (2) and (3), the fee to be paid by a person to whom the Minister issues
COMING INTO FORCE
2. This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Order.)
Normally, a fee is charged for the issuance of permits related to the import of goods under the authority of the Export and Import Permits Act. The Order Amending the Export and Import Permits and Certificates Fees Order (the Order), which came into force on November 8, 2010, eliminated the fees for permits related to the importation of Item 80 — Carbon Steel and Item 81 — Specialty Steel of the Import Control List as a cost-saving measure for industry.
The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations requested an amendment to the Order.
Ensure that there is no ambiguity with respect to the absence of import permit fees for goods included in items 80 (carbon steel products) and 81 (specialty steel products) of the Import Control List.
This amendment is a housekeeping amendment of a technical nature. This amendment will
- — amend subsection 3(1) of the Order to take into account subsection (1.1) of section 3 which was recently introduced in the Order; and
- — provide a greater degree of clarity in connection with subsection 3(1) of the Order.
This amendment is the result of a recommendation of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations. Justice Canada officials agreed with the recommendation. No other consultations were necessary given the housekeeping and technical nature of the amendment.
6. Small business lens
The amendment will be neutral in terms of the administrative burden for small businesses in Canada given its housekeeping and technical nature.
This housekeeping amendment is technical in nature and will ensure that there is no ambiguity with respect to the absence of import permit fees for goods included in items 80 (carbon steel products) and 81 (specialty steel products) of the Import Control List.
There will not be any additional costs as a result of this amendment. It is expected that this amendment will have virtually no impact on the administration of the Order.
8. Implementation, enforcement and service standards
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