"Munitions List"
Category 2-13

Canada has exported products in Category 2-13 to eight countries in the Middle East & North Africa
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2-13: Armoured equipment and constructions

Armoured or protective equipment for military use, such as armoured plates, body armour, military helmets and associated components. Includes products providing ballistic protection for military systems such as explosive reactive armour and materials for the construction of military shelters.

The above summary -- by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) for its web report "Canadian Military Exports to the Middle East and North Africa" -- was derived from a detailed description of this category of munitions published by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) in a document called A Guide to Canada’s Export Controls (June 2006).  This DFAIT document describes seven different groups of products on the "Export Control List" whose export is "controlled" by the Government of Canada.  One of these seven groups, known as "Group 2" or the "Munitions List," is comprised of 22 categories of military products.  These are the categories of products whose export is documented in a series of DFAIT documents published since 1990, called Export of Military Goods from Canada.

The relevant section from A Guide to Canada’s Export Controls detailing this category on the "Munitions List" is provided below:

Saudi Arabia


Armoured or protective equipment and constructions and components, as follows:

a. Armoured plate as follows:

1. Manufactured to comply with a military standard or specification; or

2. Suitable for military use;

b. Constructions of metallic and non-metallic materials or combinations thereof specially designed to provide ballistic protection for military systems, and specially designed components therefor;

c. Military helmets;

d. Body armour and protective garments manufactured according to military standards or specifications, or equivalent, and specially designed components therefor.


For "fibrous or filamentary materials" used in the manufacture of body armour, see entry 1-1.C.10. on the Dual-Use List.

Note 1:

2-13.b. includes materials specially designed to form explosive reactive armour or to construct military shelters.

Note 2:

2-13.c. does not control conventional steel helmets, neither modified or designed to accept, nor equipped with any type of accessory device.

Note 3:

2-13.d. does not control body armour or protective garments when accompanying their user for the user's own personal protection.


See also entry 1-1.A.5. on the Dual-Use List.

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Canadian Military Exports
to the Middle East

and North Africa