This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-GA3MM9

UK defence exporters limited by the Canadian Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) policy

in Canada

Trade barrier summary

Under Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, including the Value Proposition, companies bidding for defence procurement contracts are expected to commit to undertake business activities and invest in economic activities (including R&D, employment of Canadians, use of Canadian suppliers and skills development programs) in Canada equal to the value of the contract.

The ITB Policy applies to all major defence procurement contracts over $100 million. Defence procurement contracts with a value of between $20 and $100 million are also reviewed for the application of the policy.

The Value Proposition, an economic proposal to Canada, is a weighted and rated element of the bid selection process and is scored alongside technical and cost requirements.

Sectors affected

  • Defence



Date reported

8 February 2019

Last updated

22 December 2021

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