Before I ask questions, could I have only two clarifications? You mentioned that Canada generates $1 billion in defence sales in the United States every year. Is it $2.8 billion or $1.8 billion? In any case, salaries are earned directly by those who distribute asphalt or write the software, and they generate purchases in the supply chain – for example. B, asphalt manufacturers or designers. In the short term, the impact on incomes and job creation for A and B can be about the same. However, in the case of A activity, long-term growth prospects are limited. The technology for producing and applying asphalt is not entirely static, but it is in focus. Opportunities for human capacity development are inherently limited. Existing local markets can continue to be exploited, but there is little chance of export growth. … Given the austerity measures that are expected to reduce U.S.

defense spending in the coming years and the increasing complexity and dangers of the country`s security environment, a long-term strategy seems essential to preserve vital sectors of the defense industry. Footnote 3 (p. xii) In addition to redirecting the entire portfolio of defence-related product purchases, it will be important to modify the options to maximize the benefits of an IAB-centric approach. In particular, Option 4, there are two main challenges: the practice of requiring a GTS; Application of the IRB Directive. We hope that the information and recommendations contained in the report will help you and your cabinet colleagues in the important task of continuing to develop a strategy to maximize the leverage of Canadian military acquisitions to support Canada`s innovative and competitive global defence and security industries. The ultimate goal is to strengthen sovereign control over our nation`s security and increase the economic return on its defence-related investments. Over the past 15 years, Weatherhaven has been able to sell approximately 200 of its patented and flagship mobile expansion containers (CCEs) to the Canadian Armed Forces. During the same period, the company was able to sell more than 2,500 of these products developed in Canada to more than 20 military customers worldwide, for example for the leverage potential of arms acquisition, innovation and construction exports to emerging markets. ITAR is a series of U.S. government provisions that apply to the export and importation of defense-related goods and services on a checklist.