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  • FULL: Export Workshop: Guide to Export Controls

FULL: Export Workshop: Guide to Export Controls

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

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Royal Artillery Park Offices
1575 Queen Street
Halifax, NS, Canada


0.00 CAD

Understanding export controls is essential knowledge for any business shipping goods across borders. Join us for an educational workshop as we offer an in-depth look at export controls, documentation and permitting.
This workshop is hosted by Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) in partnership with ACADA.  

Topics will include:

  • Why do export controls exist?
    • Policies and best practices
    • Agencies involved and their respective roles and responsibilities
    • Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR
  • The export permit process
  • Mandatory supporting documents
  • Export of controlled technologies by intangible means
  • Consequences of non-compliance
  • Question and Answers


8:30am - 9:00am: Registration, coffee and networking

9:00am – 12:00pm: Export controls workshop 

12:00pm - 1:00pm:  Lunch and networking

1:00pm - 4:00pm:  Export controls workshop, Q&A

About the presenter: Bernard Charland, Export Controls Solutions 

Following a career of thirty-six years with the Canadian Government, Bernard Charland retired in October 2015 and founded Export Controls Solutions (Canada) Inc. Bernard spent the first twenty years with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) holding various positions ranging from Customs Border Officer and Manager of the CBSA National Counter Proliferation Program. The last sixteen years were with the Department of Global Affairs as the Senior Export Controls Officer responsible for sensitive cases of strategic export controls.

Bernard has extensive work experience in licensing procedures, national and international control lists, licensing operations, program management, customs enforcement/intelligence operations, national and international training, international controls negotiations and national export controls program reviews and evaluations. For more than 25 years, Bernard represented Canada at the several international export controls regimes in a licensing and enforcement expert capacity

Registration deadline: January 3, 2019

Lunch, coffee and refreshments will be provided. Please advise of any dietary restrictions on the registration form. 


    Jessica McCall


    Aerospace & Defence, Natural Resources, Logistics & Transportation, Clean Tech, Information Communications Technology, Agri-food, Seafood, Oceans, Advanced Manufacturing


    Halifax Regional Municipality


    Export Education