Regulations Amending the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers: SOR/2020-289
Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 155, Number 1
SOR/2020-289 December 21, 2020
COASTING TRADE ACT
P.C. 2020-1134 December 20, 2020
Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to paragraphs 7(a) footnote a and (b) footnote b of the Coasting Trade Act footnote c, makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers.
Regulations Amending the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers
1 Schedule 1 to the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers footnote 1 is replaced by the Schedule 1 set out in the schedule to these regulations.
2 Schedule 2 to the Regulations is amended by deleting the following:
- Gibraltar Register
- Registre de Gibraltar
Coming into Force
3 These Regulations come into force on January 1, 2021.
- Faeroe Islands
- Îles Féroé
- French Polynesia
- Polynésie française
- French Southern and Antarctic Territories
- Terres australes et antarctiques françaises
- Netherlands Antilles: Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten
- Antilles néerlandaises : Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius et Sint Maarten
- New Caledonia and Dependencies
- Nouvelle-Calédonie et ses dépendances
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Wallis and Futuna Islands
- Îles Wallis-et-Futuna
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)
On January 31, 2020, in what is commonly referred to as “Brexit,” the United Kingdom (U.K.) ceased to be a Member State of the European Union (EU). Since 2017, Canada has had a free trade agreement with the EU and its Member States, the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). As a result of Brexit, the U.K. will no longer qualify for preferential treatment under the CETA effective January 1, 2021. Consequential amendments to certain domestic regulations are required.
To bring domestic regulations into conformity with Canada’s international obligations.
Description and rationale
The amendments to the Regulations Specifying Territories and Indicating International Registers update Schedules 1 and 2 to remove all U.K. territories and U.K. international shipping registers. More specifically, the 15 territories below will be removed from Schedule 1, and the Gibraltar Register will be removed from Schedule 2:
- 1. Anguilla
- 2. Bermuda
- 3. British Antarctic Territory
- 4. British Channel Islands
- 5. British Indian Ocean Territory
- 6. British Virgin Islands
- 7. Cayman Islands
- 8. Falkland Islands
- 9. Isle of Man
- 10. Montserrat
- 11. Pitcairn
- 12. Saint Helena and Dependencies
- 13. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- 14. Turks and Caicos Islands
- 15. United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia
As a result of Brexit, the U.K. will no longer be a Member State of the European Union and will not qualify for preferential treatment under the CETA. Therefore, changes to certain domestic regulations are required in order to bring these into conformity with Canada’s international obligations. Moreover, certain technical amendments are required as a result of Brexit to ensure that regulations continue to operate consistently with their policy intent. The amendments do not impose any costs on the Government or stakeholders.
One-for-one rule and small business lens
The one-for-one rule does not apply to these amendments, as there is no change in administrative costs or burden to business.
The small business lens does not apply to these amendments, as there are no costs to small business.
The Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (S.C. 2017, c. 6) received royal assent on May 16, 2017. Regulatory amendments to implement Canada’s commitment under the CETA were approved by the Governor in Council on August 31, 2017.
Technical changes to these regulations to bring them into conformity with Canadian international trade obligations and to ensure that regulations continue to operate consistently with their policy intent did not require consultations.
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