Edward Banayoti established Canadian Defence Export Control Ltd., which offers export compliance services to companies within the Defence sector.

Canadian Defence Export Control Ltd. assists businesses & companies seeking to export defence materials from Canada.


  • Export controls are applied as a means to regulate trade in specific lists of military and dual-use goods and technologies
  • The objective is to ensure that exports of certain goods and technology are consistent with Canada’s foreign and defence policies
  • Currently, the Export and Import Permits Act authorizes the Minister of Foreign Affairs to issue any resident of Canada a permit to export items on the Export Control List or to any country on the Area Control List

Examples to follow:

  • USA – International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    • ITAR regulates the export of defence and aerospace articles, technology and materials from the US
    • The Directorate of Defence Trade Controls (DDTC) is responsible for enforcing ITAR
    • ITAR implements the Arms Export Control Act (AECA)
  • Global – International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9000 on Quality Management)
    • ISO does not provide certification nor issue certificates; they only develop international standards
    • ISO certification must be done through a different certification body, not ISO themselves.

Canadian Defence Export Control Ltd. is an independent subsidiary of Cornerstone Holdings Corp.

For more information, contact

Canadian Defence Export Control Ltd.

Suite 1513, 4 Robert Speck Parkway,

Mississauga, ON L4Z1S1, Canada.