The Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP) is an industrial security program that is authorized by the Defense Production Act (DPA). The Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD) administers the CGP to prevent and detect the unlawful examination, possession or transfer of controlled goods in Canada through its mandatory registration and regulation of Registered Persons (registered businesses and individuals).  Registration with the CGD is required in order to take advantage of the Canadian Exemptions (section 126.5 of the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations - ITAR).