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Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SOR/2014-58)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2024-03-01. Previous Versions

Prohibitions (continued)

Marginal note:Insurance — aviation and aerospace

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to provide insurance or reinsurance to or for the benefit of Russia or any person in Russia in relation to any good described in Chapter 88 of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, published by the World Customs Organization, or in relation to technology for a good described in that chapter.

  • Marginal note:Existing insurance

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of existing insurance or reinsurance until 30 days after the day on which this section comes into force.

Marginal note:Luxury goods — export

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to export, sell, supply or ship any good referred to in column 1 of Part 1 to Schedule 6, wherever situated, to Russia or to any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to personal effects that are taken by an individual leaving Canada for Russia that are solely for the use of the individual or the individual’s immediate family.

  • Marginal note:Luxury goods — import

    (3) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to import, purchase or acquire any good referred to in column 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 6, wherever situated, from Russia or from any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (4) Subsection (3) does not apply to personal effects that are taken by an individual leaving Russia that are solely for the use of the individual or the individual’s immediate family.

  • Marginal note:Taking effect of subsections (1) and (3)

    (5) Subsections (1) and (3) take effect 60 days after they come into force.

Marginal note:Goods — manufacture of weapons

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to export, sell, supply or ship any good referred to in column 1 of Schedule 7, wherever situated, to Russia or to any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — goods

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) goods temporarily exported for use by a representative of the media from Canada or from a partner country that is listed in Annex 1 to the Restricted Goods and Technologies List;

    • (b) goods for use in support of international nuclear safeguards verifications;

    • (c) goods for use by a department or agency of the Government of Canada or of a partner country that is listed in Annex 1 to the Restricted Goods and Technologies List;

    • (d) goods for use in inspections under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction, signed at Paris, France on January 13, 1993, as amended from time to time;

    • (e) goods for use in relation to the activities of the International Space Station;

    • (f) software updates for an end-user that is a civilian entity that is owned, held or controlled by a Canadian or a national of a partner country that is listed in Annex 1 to the Restricted Goods and Technologies List, or a subsidiary of such an entity;

    • (g) civil aircraft registered in a foreign state that are departing from Canada after a temporary sojourn in Canada or civil aircraft registered in Canada departing for a temporary sojourn abroad;

    • (h) the following goods, if stored on board an aircraft or ship:

      • (i) equipment and spare parts that are necessary for the proper operation of the aircraft or ship, or

      • (ii) usual and reasonable quantities of supplies intended for consumption on board the aircraft or ship during the outgoing and return flight or voyage;

    • (i) goods exported for use or consumption on an aircraft or ship that is registered in Canada or the United States;

    • (j) goods exported by an air carrier that is owned by a Canadian or a national of the United States for use in the maintenance, repair or operation of an aircraft registered in Canada or the United States;

    • (k) consumer communication devices that are generally available to the public and designed to be installed by the user without further substantial support; and

    • (l) personal effects exported by an individual that are solely for the use of the individual or the individual’s immediate family and are not intended for sale or to remain in Russia unless consumed there.

  • Marginal note:Taking effect of subsection (1)

    (3) Subsection (1) takes effect 60 days after it comes into force.

Marginal note:Services

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to provide to Russia or to any person in Russia a service referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 8 in relation to an industry referred to in Part 2 of that Schedule.

  • Marginal note:Existing contracts — items 1 to 28

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the provision of a service referred to in any of items 1 to 28 of Part 1 of Schedule 8 in relation to an industry referred to in any of items 8 to 15 of Part 2 of that Schedule until 60 days after the day on which this subsection comes into force if the service is provided under a contract entered into before that coming into force.

  • Marginal note:Existing contracts — items 29 and 30

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the provision of a service referred to in item 29 or 30 of Part 1 of Schedule 8 until 60 days after the day on which this subsection comes into force if the service is provided under a contract entered into before that coming into force.

Marginal note:Gold — import

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to import, purchase or acquire any good referred to in column 1 of Schedule 9, from Russia or from any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) goods in transit through Russia from a third country; and

    • (b) personal effects that are taken by an individual leaving Russia that are solely for the use of the individual or the individual’s immediate family.

  • Marginal note:Taking effect of subsection (1)

    (3) Subsection (1) takes effect 30 days after it comes into force.

Marginal note:Services — marine transportation of crude oil and petroleum products

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to provide to or for the benefit of Russia or any person in Russia a service referred to in Schedule 10 in relation to marine transportation, including ship-to-ship transfers, of goods referred to in item 1 or 2 of Schedule 5 if

    • (a) the service is provided in relation to an industry referred to in Division 50 of the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Revision 4, published by the United Nations in 2008;

    • (b) the goods are exported from Russia or originate from Russia; and

    • (c) the goods are purchased above the price set out for those goods in the G7+ Coalition Oil Price Cap List, prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and published on the Department’s website.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — goods on ship

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of services provided in relation to

    • (a) goods referred to in item 1 of Schedule 5 that were loaded onto a ship before December 7, 2022 and unloaded at the port of destination before January 21, 2023; and

    • (b) goods referred to in item 2 of Schedule 5 that were loaded onto a ship before February 5, 2023 and unloaded at the port of destination before April 1, 2023.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — emergency situation

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of services provided in response to an emergency situation and that are necessary to ensure navigational safety or to minimize danger to human life or damage to the environment.

  • Marginal note:Non-application — EU member states

    (4) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of goods imported into the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia or a landlocked European Union member state if the importation is permitted under Council Regulation (EU) 2022/879 of June 3, 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine.

Marginal note:Arms and related material — import

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to import, purchase or acquire arms and related material from Russia or from any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Arms and related material — export

    (2) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to export, sell, supply or ship arms and related material, wherever situated, to Russia or to any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to

    • (a) non-lethal military equipment intended solely for humanitarian, human rights monitoring or protective use, and related technical assistance and training; or

    • (b) members of the Canadian Forces who are in or travel to Russia in the performance of official duties, including providing security to Canadian diplomatic staff, providing humanitarian assistance and engaging in other activities authorized by the Chief of the Defence Staff.

  • Marginal note:Arms and related material — services

    (4) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to provide any financial, technical or other services related to the sale, supply, transfer, manufacture, maintenance or use of arms and related material to Russia or to any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Definition of arms and related material

    (5) For the purposes of this section, arms and related material means any type of weapon, ammunition, military equipment — including military vehicles — or paramilitary equipment, and their spare parts.

Marginal note:Steel and aluminum — import

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to import, purchase or acquire any good referred to in column 1 of Schedule 11 from Russia or from any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to goods if a contract for the import, purchase or acquisition of the goods is entered into before the day on which this section comes into force.

Marginal note:Diamonds — Import from any country

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to import, purchase or acquire any good referred to in column 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12, wherever situated, from Russia or from any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Diamonds — import from Russia

    (2) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to import, purchase or acquire any good referred to in column 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 12 from Russia or from any person in Russia.

  • Marginal note:Non-application

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to personal effects that are carried by an individual entering Canada and that are solely for the use of the individual or the individual’s immediate family.

Marginal note:Non-application

 Section 3 does not apply in respect of

  • (a) any payment made by or on behalf of a person listed in Schedule 1 that is due under a contract entered into before the person was listed in that Schedule, provided that the payment is not made to or for the benefit of a person listed in that Schedule;

  • (b) any benefit paid under the Old Age Security Act, the Canada Pension Plan or the Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan, CQLR, c. R-9, any superannuation, pension or benefit paid under or in respect of any retirement savings plan or retirement plan, any amount paid under or in respect of the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act or the Pension Benefits Division Act and any other amount paid in respect of disability to any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada;

  • (c) any transaction in respect of any account at a financial institution held by a diplomatic mission, if the transaction is required in order for the mission to fulfill its diplomatic functions as set out in Article 3 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations or, if the diplomatic mission has been temporarily or permanently recalled, when the transaction is required in order to maintain the mission premises;

  • (d) any transaction to international organizations with diplomatic status, United Nations agencies, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or Canadian non-governmental organizations that have entered into a grant or contribution agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development;

  • (e) any transactions necessary for a Canadian to transfer to a person not listed in Schedule 1 any accounts, funds or investments of a Canadian held by a person listed in that Schedule on the day on which that person was listed in Schedule 1;

  • (f) financial services required in order for a person listed in Schedule 1 to obtain legal services in Canada with respect to the application of any of the prohibitions set out in these Regulations;

  • (g) any dealings with a person listed in Schedule 1 required with respect to loan repayments made to any person in Canada, or any Canadian outside Canada, for loans entered into with any person other than a person listed in Schedule 1, and for enforcement and realization of security in respect of those loans or payments by guarantors guaranteeing those loans; and

  • (h) any dealings with a person listed in Schedule 1 required with respect to loan repayments made to any person in Canada, or any Canadian outside Canada, for loans entered into with that listed person before they became a listed person, and for enforcement and realization of security in respect of those loans or payments by guarantors guaranteeing those loans.

 

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