Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations: SOR/2022-87
Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 156, Number 10
SOR/2022-87 April 26, 2022
SPECIAL ECONOMIC MEASURES ACT
P.C. 2022-394 April 26, 2022
Whereas the Governor in Council is of the opinion that the situation in Ukraine constitutes a grave breach of international peace and security that has resulted in a serious international crisis;
Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to subsections 4(1)footnote a, (1.1)footnote b, (2) and (3) of the Special Economic Measures Act footnote c, makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations.
Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations
1 (1) Paragraphs 2(b) and (c) of the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations footnote 1 are replaced by the following:
- (a.1) a current or former member of the Government of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic or the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic;
- (b) an associate of a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (a.1);
- (b.1) a family member of a person referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (b) and (e);
- (c) an entity owned, held or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a person referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (b.1), or acting on behalf of or at the direction of such a person;
(2) Paragraph 2(e) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:
- (e) a senior official of an entity engaged in activities described in paragraph (a) or of an entity referred to in paragraph (c) or (d).
2 Item 143 of Part 1 of the schedule to the Regulations is replaced by the following:
- 143 Natalya Yurevna NIKONOROVA (born on September 28, 1984)
3 Part 1 of the schedule to the Regulations is amended by adding the following after item 206:
- 207 Vladimir Viktorovich PAVLENKO (born on April 14, 1962)
- 208 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich OPRISHHENKO (born on April 24, 1976)
- 209 Mikhail Nikolaevich KUSHAKOV (born on November 23, 1958)
- 210 Vladimir Mikhailovich RUSHHAK (born on September 2, 1971)
- 211 Igor Nikolaevich HALEPA (born on May 19, 1969)
- 212 Yuriy Nikolaevich GOVTVIN (born on April 12, 1968)
- 213 Anna Yurievna TODOROVA (born on February 20, 1988)
- 214 Andrey Yurievich LUSTENKO (born on June 16, 1975)
- 215 Vladislav Nikolaevich DEINEGO (born on March 12, 1964)
- 216 Sergey Nikolaevich NEVEROV
- 217 Yuriy Nikolaevich AFANASEVSKY (born on December 12, 1968)
- 218 Olga Alexandrovna MAKEEVA
- 219 Vitaly Vladimirovich KRAVETS
- 220 Yaroslav Gennadievich ANIKA
- 221 Yevgeny Dmitrievich GRITSENKO
- 222 Andrey Sergeevich VOROSHILOV
- 223 Alexander Pavlovich KURENKOV
- 224 Vladislav Leonidovich BERDICHEVSKY
- 225 Irina Vasilievna POPOVA
- 226 Maria Vladimirovna PIROGOVA
- 227 Sergey Borisovich PROKOPENKO
- 228 Svetlana Anatolievna KUMANOVA
- 229 Marina Vladimirovna MAGDALINA
- 230 Kirill Borisovich MAKAROV
- 231 Alexander Viktorovich MALKOV
- 232 Yury Igorevich MARTYNOV
- 233 Igor Viktorovich MATRUS
- 234 Vladimir Anatolievich MEDVEDEV
- 235 Yulia Valentinovna MIKHAILOVA
- 236 Vladimir Evgenievich MOSHKIN
- 237 Alla Ivanovna OBOLENSKAYA
- 238 Dmitry Alexandrovich OGILETS
- 239 Oleg Vladimirovich ONOPKO
- 240 Maxim Alekseevich PARSHIN
- 241 Igor Valentinovich PASHKOV
- 242 Vasily Anatolievich PERTSEV
- 243 Yuri Ivanovich POKINTELITSA
- 244 Natalya Alekseevna POLYANSKAYA
- 245 Leonid Vladimirovich PRISENKO
- 246 Natalya Anatolyevna PSHENICHNAYA
- 247 Lyubomir Evgenevich PUSHKIN
- 248 Vladislav Adolfovich RUSANOV
- 249 Vladimir Vladimirovich SAVELOV
- 250 Anastasia Yurievna SELIVANOVA
- 251 Alexander Anatolievich SERYOZHENKO
- 252 Elena Nikolaevna SHISHKINA
- 253 Alexander Vladimirovich KOROTKIY
- 254 Oksana Viktorovna SIGIDINA
- 255 Valery Vladimirovich SKOROKHODOV
- 256 Natalya Ivanovna STRELCHUK
- 257 Sergey Leonidovich TELNYKH
- 258 Roman Sergeevich UDALOV
- 259 Alexandra Alexandrovna USACHEVA
- 260 Natalya Markovna VOLKOVA
- 261 Yuri Mikhailovich ZAKABLUK
- 262 Marina Nikolaevna ZHEYNOVA
- 263 Aleksei Mikhailovich ZHIGULIN
- 264 Mikhail Valerievich ZHUKOV
- 265 Tatyana Vladimirovna ZHURAVLEVA
- 266 Abdu Tamer HASSAN
- 267 Sergei Navilievich ABUKOV
- 268 Vladimir Nikolaevich ANDRIENKO
- 269 Alexander Vasilievich AVDEEV
- 270 Andrey Vasilievich BAEVSKY
- 271 Alexander Sergeevich BANAKH
- 272 Rinat Alievich BILYALOV
- 273 Maria Viktorovna BOGATOVA
- 274 Alexander Alexandrovich BONDARENKO
- 275 Alexander Viktorovich BYKADOROV
- 276 Natalya Dmitrievna CHEKAREVA
- 277 Sergey Anatolievich CHUCHIN
- 278 Dmitry Murtazievich CHURADZE
- 279 Dmitry Eduardovich DEZORTSEV
- 280 Irina Leontievna DIANOVA
- 281 Alexey Sergeevich DOROFEEV
- 282 Alexander Pavlovich DYAGOVETS
- 283 Olga Petrovna GRYAZNOVA
- 284 Natalya Vladimirovna GUBAREVA
- 285 Evgeny Alekseevich ILYENKO
- 286 Viktor Dmitrievich ISHCHENKO
- 287 German Rustemovich KADYROV
- 288 Alexander Sergeevich KAMYSHOV
- 289 Maxim Gennadievich KNYSH
- 290 Maxim Vitalievich KOROLYUK
- 291 Irina Anatolievna KOSTENKO
- 292 Gennady Evgenievich KOVALCHUK
- 293 Sergey Alexandrovich KOVALCHUK
- 294 Alexander Vladimirovich KOVTYRIN
- 295 Olga Alexandrovna KRAVTSOVA
- 296 Julia Mikhailovna KRYUKOVA
- 297 Klavdia Yurievna KULBATSKAYA
- 298 Konstantin Alexandrovich KUZMIN
- 299 Yury Vladimirovich LEONOV
- 300 Roman Nikolaevich LEPA
- 301 Yaroslav Igorevich LISOBEY
- 302 Svetlana Yanovna ALYOSHINA
- 303 Irina Ivanovna ANDRUKH
- 304 Aleksei Yuryevich BELETSKY
- 305 Gennadiy Mikhaylovich BUNEEV
- 306 Oleg Viacheslavovich DADONOV
- 307 Bella Seyranovna DEMESHKO
- 308 Sergei Mikhaylovich DIDENKO
- 309 Elena Evgenyevna FARAKHOVA
- 310 Valeriy Iosifovich GALINKIN
- 311 Svetlana Fiodorovna GIZAY
- 312 Dmitry Yuryevich GOLDA
- 313 Mikhail Vasilyevich GOLUBOVICH
- 314 Andrei Anatolyevich GUBAREV
- 315 Svetlana Vadimovna KHVOROSTIAN
- 316 Vitaliy Mikhaylovich KISHKINOV
- 317 Olga Anatolyevna KOBTSEVA
- 318 Denis Sergeevich KOLESNIKOV
- 319 Aleksandra Sergeevna KOVALENKO
- 320 Aleksandr Valeryevich KRIYERENKO
- 321 Dmitry Leonidovich KUKARSKY
- 322 Andrei Viktorovich LITSOEV
- 323 Roman Grigoryevich LYSENKO
- 324 Pavel Georgievich MALY
- 325 Ruslan Raisovich MARDANOV
- 326 Zhanna Viktorovna MARFINA
- 327 Anna Mikhaylovna MOSINA
- 328 Zinaida Gavrilovna NADEN
- 329 Pavel Aristievich PILAVOV
- 330 Alla Arkadyevna PODTYNNAYA
- 331 Vladimir Nikolaevich POLYAKOV
- 332 Oleg Nikolaevich POPOV
- 333 Elena Ivanovna RAKHMUKOV
- 334 Igor Nikolaevich RYABUSHKIN
- 335 Ivan Vladimirovich SANAYEV
- 336 Vladimir Vladimirovich SANKIN
- 337 Natalya Vladimirovna SERGUN
- 338 Sergei Viktorovich SEROV
- 339 Konstantin Evgenevich SKRYPNYK
- 340 Viacheslav Evgenyevich SVETLOV
- 341 Andrei Mikhaylovich TAMBOVTSEV
- 342 Yuriy Nikolaevich TELIKANOV
- 343 Maksim Anatolyevich UVAROV
- 344 Aleksandr Viktorovich YERMOLENKO
- 345 Yuriy Pavlovich YUROV
- 346 Nelli Akopovna ZADIRAKA
- 347 Dmitry Aleksandrovich KHOROSHILOV
- 348 Andrei Fiodorovich SOPELNIK
- 349 Oleg Valeryevich KOVAL
- 350 Aleksandr Sergeevich GRIDENKO
- 351 Nadezhda Yuryevna KOVALENKO
- 352 Inna Valeryevna LAYEVSKAYA
- 353 Mikhail Anatolyevich RYMAR
- 354 Elena Borisovna STYAZHKINA
- 355 Pavel Aleksandrovich CHAIKOVSKY
- 356 Vladimir Anatolievich CHEKUN
- 357 Pyotr Vitalyevich SHIMANOVSKY
- 358 Larisa Aleksandrovna YUVKO
- 359 Sergey Aleksandrovich ANTONIUK
- 360 Grigory Vladimirovich BELYAEV
- 361 Vasily Vasilevich BOZYAVKIN
- 362 Andrey Aleksandrovich BORISOV
- 363 Vitaly Aleksandrovich BREDNEV
- 364 Igor Petrovich VITCHENKO
- 365 Andrey Vladimirovich VYATKIN
- 366 Oleg Konstantinovich GLEBOV
- 367 Dmitry Ivanovich GRISHIN
- 368 Tatyana Adolfovna DVORYADKINA
- 369 Igor Borisovich DOBROS
- 370 Anzhelika Alekseevna DOBROS
- 371 Sergey Sergeevich ZAVDOVEEV
- 372 Anatoly Pavlovich KOVAL
- 373 Aleksandr Vladimirovich KOZLOV
- 374 Ivan Aleksandrovich KONDRATOV
- 375 Yaroslav Igorevich KONNIKOV
- 376 Egor Vladimirovich KOROSTOV
- 377 Vitaly Sergeevich KOSTAREV
- 378 Alla Viktorovna BARKHATNOVA
- 379 Tatyana Trofimovna DEMCHENKO
- 380 Natalya Mikhailovna IVANISHNINA
- 381 Maksim Gennadyevich KNISH
- 382 Roman Aleksandrovich KORNIENKO
- 383 Elena Leonidovna MELNIK
- 384 Andrey Valerevich MIROSHNICHENKO
- 385 Viktor Ionatanovich NEER
- 386 Ekaterina Aleksandrovna PAVLENKO
- 387 Dmitry Nikolaevich PEREPYOLKIN
- 388 Sergey Konstantinovich SVERCHKOV
- 389 Oleg Viktorovich STEPANOV
- 390 Galina Aleksandrovna FILATOVA
- 391 Roman Aleksandrovich KHRAMENKOV
- 392 Sergey Gennadevich TSIPKALOV
- 393 Aleksandr Valerevich KOSTENKO
- 394 Sergey Yurievich KULAKOV
- 395 Sergey Viktorovich LUGANSKY
- 396 Sergey Gennadevich MAKEEV
- 397 Roman Aleksandrovich MALIUTIN
- 398 Ekaterina Gennadievna MARTYANOVA
- 399 Vitaly Viktorovich METLA
- 400 Viktor Yurievich PETROVICH
- 401 Yuri Vladimirovich POLIUSHKIN
- 402 Sergey Nikolaevich ROZHKOV
- 403 Sergey Anatolievich RURA
- 404 Eduard Evgenevich SALIHOV
- 405 Aleksandr Borisovich SIMONENKO
- 406 Vyacheslav Gennadievich TIKHONOV
- 407 Oleg Mikhailovich SHABAN
- 408 Stanislav Valerevich SHAPOSHNIKOV
- 409 Aleksandr Ivanovich YAROVIKOV
Application Before Publication
4 For the purpose of paragraph 11(2)(a) of the Statutory Instruments Act, these Regulations apply according to their terms before they are published in the Canada Gazette.
Coming into Force
5 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)
The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) support Russia’s violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Following Russia’s illegal occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the Canadian government, in tandem with partners and allies, enacted sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act. These sanctions impose dealings prohibitions (an effective asset freeze) on designated individuals and entities in Russia and Ukraine supporting or enabling Russia’s violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty. Any person in Canada and Canadians outside Canada are thereby prohibited from dealing in the property of, entering into transactions with, providing services to, or otherwise making goods available to listed persons.
In late fall 2021, after months of escalatory behaviour, Russia began massing troops, military equipment and military capabilities on Ukraine’s borders and around Ukraine. The build-up lasted into February 2022, eventually totalling 150 000–190 000 troops. On February 15, 2022, the Russian Duma (equivalent to the Canadian House of Commons) voted to ask President Putin to recognize the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, further violating Ukraine’s sovereignty as well as the Minsk agreements intended to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. On February 18, 2022, Russia-backed so-called authorities ordered the evacuation of women and children from the region, as well as the conscription of men aged 18 to 55. On February 20, 2022, Russia extended a joint military exercise with Belarus and announced that Russian troops would not leave Belarus. On February 21, 2022, following a meeting of the Russian Security Council, President Putin signed decrees recognizing the “independence” and “sovereignty” of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) and Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR). Immediately following this, President Putin ordered Russian forces to perform “peacekeeping functions” in the so-called LNR and DNR regions. He also expressly abandoned the Minsk agreements, declaring them “non-existent.” On February 22, 2022, Russia’s Duma granted President Putin permission to use military force outside the country. Uniformed Russian troops and armoured vehicles then moved into the Donetsk and Luhansk regions for the first time under official orders. On February 24, 2022, President Putin announced a “special military operation” as Russian forces launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The invasion began with targeted strikes on key Ukrainian military infrastructure and the incursion of Russian forces into Ukraine in the north from Russia and Belarus, in the east from Russia and the so-called LNR and DNR regions, and in the south from Crimea.
The deterioration in Russia’s relations with Ukraine has paralleled the worsening in its relations with the United States (U.S.) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which has led to heightened tensions.
Since the beginning of the current crisis, Canada and the international community have been calling on Russia to de-escalate, pursue diplomatic channels, and demonstrate transparency in military activities. Diplomatic negotiations have been taking place along several tracks, including via (1) United States–Russia bilateral talks (e.g. the Strategic Stability Dialogue); (2) NATO; (3) the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE); and (4) the Normandy Four format (Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France) for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
G7 Foreign Affairs ministers and NATO leaders continue to be united in promising significant consequences for Russia, notably with sanctions targeting Putin and his supporters and the Russian economy. This year also marks the eighth anniversary of Russia’s illegal invasion and occupation of Crimea, and its support for the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Canada and several like-minded partners, including the U.S. and the United Kingdom (U.K.), have issued Foreign Affairs minister’s statements condemning Russia’s illegal occupation and militarization of Crimea, as well as its decision to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine.
Canada continues to strongly condemn Russia’s behaviour toward Ukraine. On January 27, 2022, Canada announced the extension and expansion of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s non-combat military training and capacity-building mission to Ukraine. In addition, Canada has announced over $145 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine and an additional $35 million in development funding. This assistance is in addition to the sovereign loan of up to $620 million offered to Ukraine since January 2022 to support its economic resilience and governance reform efforts.
Canada is providing weapons and ammunition to support Ukraine. These contributions are in addition to more than $57 million in military equipment that Canada has provided Ukraine from 2015 to 2021. Canada will also extend its commitment to Operation REASSURANCE, the Canadian Armed Forces’ contribution to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe. Canada is deploying an additional 460 troops to the approximately 800 currently deployed.
Since February 24, 2022, the Government of Canada has enacted a number of punitive measures, and imposed severe extensive economic sanctions, against Russia for its war of aggression against Ukraine. Since the start of the crisis, under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA), Canada has sanctioned over 750 individuals and entities in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. This has included senior members of the Russian government, including President Putin and members of the Duma, Federation Council and Security Council, military officials and oligarchs (including Roman Abramovich, the Rotenberg brothers, Oleg Deripaska, Alisher Usmanov, Gennady Timchenko, Yevgeny Prigozhin) and their family members.
Canada also targeted Russia’s ability to access the global financial system, raise or transfer funds, and maintain funds in Canadian dollars by sanctioning several core Russian financial institutions, including Sberbank, VTB, and VEB, as well as the Central Bank of Russia, the Ministry of Finance and the National Wealth Fund. Canada also successfully advocated for the removal of several Russian banks from the SWIFT payment system.
Canada also implemented measures to pressure the Russian economy and limit Russia’s trade with and from Canada. Russia’s economy depends heavily on the energy sector. Therefore, Canada moved ahead with a prohibition on the import of three distinct types of oil products, including crude oil, from Russia. Canada revoked Russia’s most favoured nation status, applying a 35% tariff on all imports from Russia. In response to Belarus’s support to Russia, Canada also revoked Belarus’s most favoured nation status.
Finally, Canada stopped the issuance of new permit applications and cancelled valid permits for exporting controlled military, strategic, and dual-use items to Russia, with exceptions for critical medical supply chains and humanitarian assistance.
These amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations build upon Canada’s existing sanctions against Russia. Since 2014, Russia has backed pro-Russia militants, who gained control of significant portions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, declaring the creation of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” and the “Luhansk People’s Republic.” These measures are being taken in coordination with partners, including in the U.S., the United Kingdom (U.K.), the European Union (EU), Australia and Japan.
Conditions for imposing and lifting sanctions
Pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, the Governor in Council may impose economic and other sanctions against foreign states, as well as entities and individuals when, among other circumstances, a grave breach of international peace and security has occurred resulting in a serious international crisis.
The duration of sanctions by Canada and like-minded partners has been explicitly linked to the peaceful resolution of the conflict, and the respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, within its internationally recognized borders, including Crimea, as well as Ukraine’s territorial sea. The U.S., the U.K., the EU and Australia have continued to update their sanction regimes against individuals and entities in both Ukraine and Russia.
- Impose further costs on the so-called DNR and LNR authorities for their support to Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine; and
- Maintain the alignment of Canada’s actions with those taken by international partners to underscore continued unity with Canada’s allies and partners in responding to the so-called DNR and LNR authorities’ ongoing actions in Ukraine.
The Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations (the amendments) expand the scope of people who can be listed to include current or former members of the People’s Councils of the so-called DNR and LNR.
The amendments also add 203 individuals, to Schedule 1, Part 1, of the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations, thereby subjecting them to a broad dealings ban. These individuals are senior officials, as well as members of the People’s Councils of the so-called DNR and LNR.
Global Affairs Canada engages regularly with relevant stakeholders, including civil society organizations and cultural communities and other like-minded governments regarding Canada’s approach to sanctions implementation.
With respect to the amendments targeting individuals, public consultation would not be appropriate, given the urgency to impose these measures in response to the ongoing breach of international peace and security in Ukraine.
Modern treaty obligations and Indigenous engagement and consultation
An initial assessment of the geographical scope of the amendments was conducted and did not identify any modern treaty obligations, as the amendments do not take effect in a modern treaty area.
Regulations are the sole method to enact sanctions in Canada. No other instrument could be considered.
Benefits and costs
Sanctions targeting specific persons have less impact on Canadian businesses than traditional broad-based economic sanctions, and have limited impact on the citizens of the country of the listed persons. It is likely that the newly listed individuals have limited linkages with Canada, and therefore do not have business dealings that are significant to the Canadian economy.
Canadian banks and financial institutions are required to comply with sanctions. They will do so by adding the newly listed individuals to their existing monitoring systems, which may result in a minor compliance cost.
Small business lens
The amendments could create additional costs for small businesses seeking permits that would authorize them to carry out specified activities or transactions that are otherwise prohibited. However, costs will likely be low, as it is unlikely that Canadian small businesses have or will have dealings with the newly listed individuals. No significant loss of opportunities for small businesses is expected as a result of the amendments.
The permitting process for businesses meets the definition of “administrative burden” in the Red Tape Reduction Act and would need to be calculated and offset within 24 months. However, the amendments address an emergency circumstance and are exempt from the requirement to offset administrative burden and regulatory titles under the one-for-one rule.
Regulatory cooperation and alignment
While the amendments are not related to a work plan or commitment under a formal regulatory cooperation forum, they align with actions taken by Canada’s allies.
Strategic environmental assessment
The amendments are unlikely to result in important environmental effects. In accordance with the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, a preliminary scan concluded that a strategic environmental assessment is not required.
Gender-based analysis plus (GBA+)
The subject of economic sanctions has previously been assessed for effects on gender and diversity. Although intended to facilitate a change in behaviour through economic pressure on individuals and entities in foreign states, sanctions under the Special Economic Measures Act can nevertheless have an unintended impact on certain vulnerable groups and individuals. Rather than affecting Ukraine as a whole, these targeted sanctions impact individuals and entities believed to be engaged in activities that directly or indirectly support, provide funding for or contribute to a violation of the sovereignty or territorial integrity of Ukraine. Therefore, these sanctions are unlikely to have a significant impact on vulnerable groups as compared to traditional broad-based economic sanctions directed toward a state, and limit the collateral effects to those dependent on those targeted individuals and entities.
The amendments are in direct response to the support of the DNR and LNR so-called authorities to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24, 2022, which continues Russia’s blatant violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty under international law. In coordination with actions being taken by Canada’s allies, the amendments seek to impose a direct economic cost on the so-called DNR and LNR regions and signal Canada’s strong condemnation of Russia’s latest violations of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The expanded scope of sanctions is intended to capture current and former members of the People’s Councils of the so-called DNR and LNR who supported and implemented actions and policies that undermine the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and further destabilized Ukraine.
The 203 individuals being added to the schedule to the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations are senior officials, as well as members of the People’s Councils of the so-called DNR and LNR.
These sanctions show solidarity with like-minded countries, which have already imposed similar restrictions on key individuals.
Implementation, compliance and enforcement, and service standards
The amendments come into force on the day on which they are registered.
The names of the listed individuals will be available online for financial institutions to review and will be added to the Consolidated Canadian Autonomous Sanctions List. This will help to facilitate compliance with the amendments.
Canada’s sanctions regulations are enforced by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency. In accordance with section 8 of the Special Economic Measures Act, every person who knowingly contravenes or fails to comply with the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations is liable, upon summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $25,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or to both; or, upon conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years.
The Canada Border Services Agency has enforcement authorities under SEMA and the Customs Act, and will play a role in the enforcement of these sanctions.
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