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Crypto export procedure must be changed to match federal policy: ITAC

News | 10/18/2000 4:00 am EDT

Industry leaders are calling on the federal government to fulfil a two-year-old promise to help expedite exports of cryptography products, or risk losing both companies and jobs to countries with more export-friendly rules. In letters to then-Industry minister John Manley and international trade minister Pierre Pettigrew, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) says immediate action is needed to clear red-tape that is costing companies valuable business, and stifling the growth of a nascent Canadian industry.

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