Customers or allies? The dilemma of Canada’s AFCCL

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In late 2017, the government of Canada added Ukraine to the Automatic Firearm Country Control List (AFCCL) of 40 states to which Canadian weapons producers can legally export automatic firearms. This decision was made in the fourth year of an increasingly entrenched conflict in Ukraine’s Donbass region involving separatist forces, Russian forces posing as irregulars, and Ukrainian government forces, which, …

Colombia orders armoured vehicles from Canada

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons, News

On January 9, 2013 the Director of Strategic Communications for Foreign Minister John Baird confirmed that Canada added Colombia to its Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL) to support the export of armoured vehicles to the Colombia military. The Colombia sale was announced the following day when General Dynamic Land Systems Canada of London, Ontario reported a $65.3 million (US) …

Colombia eligible to buy automatic firearms from Canada

Kenneth Epps Americas, Conventional Weapons, News

Following the January 2nd government announcement in the Canada Gazette, media reports revealed that Colombia was added to Canada’s Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL) (see here for example). This means that Colombia is now eligible to purchase automatic firearms such as assault rifles from Canada. Prior to the announcement, Canadian exporters of automatic firearms could not sell such weapons …

Putting the Control into Canada’s Automatic Firearms Country Control List

Kenneth Epps

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2008 Volume 29 Issue 2 The Canadian Government recently expanded the list of states eligible to receive Canadian automatic weapons. This may be good news for Canadian firearms manufacturers, including Kitchener’s Colt Canada, but bad news for anyone concerned about Canada’s control of arms exports. In a world already awash in small arms and …

The Automatic Firearms Country Control List and Canada’s Firearms Exports

Kenneth Epps

Author Kenneth Epps The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2006 Volume 27 Issue 1 Size: 58KB The Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL) was created by the Canadian government 15 years ago as an instrument to control the export from Canada of automatic firearms. Although the government can too readily expand the number of countries that may receive Canadian automatic weapons, the AFCCL …