Canada 1540 Reporting

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1540 Matrix

Offers/Requests of Assistance

Canada has the ability to provide assistance in legislation and implementation of nonproliferation and arms control-related conventions; health security initiatives; export control training; bio-safety/security standards training; detection and decontamination of chemical, biological and radiological terror agents; health initiatives for food, plants, and animals; nuclear nonproliferation safeguards; nuclear and radioactive material accountancy and control; and the physical protection of nuclear plants and material.

Through the Counterterrorism Capacity Building Program, Canada provides counterterrorism related training, resources, and expertise to partner states to enable them to prevent and respond to terrorist activity in a manner consistent with international human rights and other norms and standards.

In late 2005, Canada co-hosted with Singapore an ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Export Licensing Experts Meeting in Singapore to exchange national experiences in licensing the transfer of goods, software, and technology and to ensure that such items do not contribute to the proliferation of WMD or their delivery systems. In June 2009, responding to an October 2008 request by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Canada and the United States co-sponsored a workshop on export controls and maritime security in Kingston, Jamaica. Workshop attendants included officials from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Representatives of the Organization of American States (OAS) and CARICOM joined the workshop. See the United Nations 1540 Committee Website for more information on Assistance from Member States.


Export-Control Regimes

Signed, Not Ratified

Additional Information

Corruption Perceptions Index

  • 2014
  • 81/100 (ranked 10/175)
August 3, 2015
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This article is part of a collection examining implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details Canada’s implementation efforts to-date.

This material is produced independently for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of and has not been independently verified by NTI or its directors, officers, employees, or agents. Copyright 2019.