IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 08 Jul 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Import ban

On 8 July 2022, the government of Canada issued Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SOR/2022-171), prohibiting the importation of certain gold products from Russia. The measure is taken in response to the invasion of Ukraine. 

The government thereby prohibits the importation of unwrought gold, semi-manufactured gold, gold powder, monetary gold and jewellery made of gold from Russia. The goods in question fall under the following HS tariff lines: 7108.11,  7108.12, 7108.13, 7108.20, 7113.19, and 7114.19. The import ban does not apply to the goods in transit through Russia and to the personal effects for individual use. 

In the same announcement, the government of Canada imposed sanctions on Russian media companies allegedly involved in disinformation activities (see related intervention). 

In this context, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, said: "Canada is unwavering in the belief that Ukrainians deserve to live in peace. Vladimir Putin and his regime have caused untold pain and suffering in Ukraine and across the world. Together, with our G7 counterparts, Canada is stepping up our continuous and coordinated pressure to bring about the end of Vladimir Putin’s war of choice". 

The measure comes in coordination with the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan (see related state acts). It is part of the sanctions introduced by Canada against Russia and Belarus in response to the Ukraine invasion (see related state acts).

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

382 Jewellery & related articles
7113 Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
711319 Of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal
413 Basic precious metals & metals clad with precious metals
7108 Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semimanufactured forms, or in powder form.
710812 Other unwrought forms
710813 Other semimanufactured forms

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