ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Jun 2022

In June 2022, the government of Canada announced additional sanctions against Russia and Belarus in response to the invasion of Ukraine. The government further restricts exports of technologies to Russia and imposes sanctions on 46 defence entities. It also restricts imports and exports of certain goods from and to Belarus and imposed sanctions on 2 entities. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

5

  • 5 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Prime Minister of Canada. "Prime Minister announces additional sanctions in support of Ukraine". 27/06/2022. Available at: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2022/06/27/prime-minister-announces-additional-sanctions-support-ukraine

Government of Canada. Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SOR/2022-165). 27/06/2022. Available at: https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-relations_internationales/sanctions/russia_regulations-reglement_russie21.aspx?lang=eng

Government of Canada. Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations (SOR/2022-167). 27/06/2022. Available at: https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-relations_internationales/sanctions/belarus_regulations-reglement4.aspx?lang=eng

Inception date: 27 Jun 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Export ban

On 27 June 2022, the government of Canada issued Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SOR/2022-165), announcing a prohibition on exporting specific advanced technologies and goods that can be used in defence production to Russia. The government imposes the export ban in response to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. 

Specifically, the government prohibits the export of quantum equipment, cryogenic refrigeration systems, ultra-high vacuum equipment, high quantum efficiency photodetectors, certain manufacturing equipment, certain metal powders and metal alloy powders, decapsulation equipment for semiconductor devices, and relevant software and technology for the development of the aforementioned equipment. 

In the same announcement, the Canadian government imposed sanctions on specific Russian and Belarusian defence entities and restricted trade with Belarus (see related interventions). 

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 is part of the sanctions introduced by Canada against Russia and Belarus in response to the Ukraine invasion (see related state acts).

Inception date: 27 Jun 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Controls on commercial transactions and investment instruments

On 27 June 2022, the government of Canada promulgated Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (SOR/2022-165), announcing the sanctions against 46 Russian defence entities in response to Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. 

The new restrictions impose a dealings prohibition as well as an asset freeze on the target companies. Among the affected enterprises are:

1. Pskov Distance Communication Plant
2. Radiozavod JSC
3. Razryad JSC
4. Research Production Association Mars
5. Ryazan Radio-Plant
6. Scientific Production Center Vigstar JSC
7. Scientific Production Enterprise “Radiosviaz”
8. Scientific Research Institute Ferrite-Domen
9. Scientific Research Institute of Communication Management Systems
10. Scientific-Production Enterprise Volna
11. Novosibirsk Semiconductor Devices Plant Vostok JSC
12. Electronic Computing Technology Scientific Research Centre JSC
13. Elektrosignal JSC
14. “Salute” JSC
15. State Machine Building Design Bureau “Vympel” By Name I.I. Toropov JSC
16. Tactical Missiles Corporation, “Uralelement” JSC
17. Tactical Missiles Corporation, “Plant Dagdiesel” JSC
18. Tactical Missiles Corporation, PA Strela JSC
19. Plant Kulakov JSC
20. Tactical Missiles Corporation, Ravenstvo JSC
21. Tactical Missiles Corporation, Ravenstvoservice JSC
22. Tactical Missiles Corporation, Saratov Radio Instrument Plant JSC
23. Tactical Missiles Corporation, Severny Press JSC
24. Tactical Missiles Corporation, “Research Centre for Automated Design” JSC
25. Tactical Missiles Corporation, KB Mashinostroeniya
26. Tactical Missiles Corporation, NPO Electromechanics
27. Tactical Missiles Corporation, NPO Lightning
28. Tactical Missiles Corporation, “MBDB ‘ISKRA’” PJSC
29. Raduga Design Bureau
30. Tactical Missiles Corporation, “Central Design Bureau of Automation”
31. Tactical Missiles Corporation, 711 Aircraft Repair Plant
32. AO GNPP “Region”
33. Tactical Missiles Corporation, AO TMKB “Soyuz”
34. Tactical Missiles Corporation, Azov Optomechanical Plant
35. Concern “MPO – Gidropribor”
36. Tactical Missiles Corporation, “Krasny Gidropress” JSC
37. Concern Granit-Electron JSC
38. Tactical Missiles Corporation, Elektrotyaga JSC
39. Tactical Missiles Corporation, GosNIIMash JSC
40. Tactical Missiles Corporation, RKB Globus
41. Tactical Missiles Corporation, Smolensk Aviation Plant
42. Ural Design Bureau “Detal”
43. Tactical Missiles Corporation, Zvezda-Strela LLC
44. Tambov Plant (TZ) “October”
45. Engineering Centre Moselectronproekt
46. Ship Maintenance Centre “Zvezdochka” JSC

The affected companies produce, among other goods, artillery, radio and communication equipment, accumulators, aircraft as well as a number of dual-use manufactured goods. 

In the same announcement, the Canadian government imposed a ban on the export of certain advanced technologies to Russia, imposed sanctions on Belarusian defence entities and restricted trade with Belarus (see related interventions).

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 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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Inception date: 27 Jun 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Export ban

On 27 June 2022, the government of Canada issued Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations (SOR/2022-167), announcing the prohibition on the export of certain goods to Belarus. The affected list of products covers luxury goods as well as the goods that can be used in the manufacturing of weapons. The government imposed the restriction on Belarus in response to their facilitation of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 

The list of goods that could be used in weapons manufacture includes tungsten ores and concentrates; boron and tellurium; wadding, gauze, bandages; lubricating preparations; supported catalysts; aluminium; tungsten; tantalum; bismuth; titanium; rhenium; niobium; certain engines and parts thereof; pumps; air conditioning machines; tower crane; forklift trucks; industrial robots; bulldozers and angledozers; shovel loaders; pile-drivers and pile-extractors; coal or rock cutters and tunnelling machinery; tamping or compacting machinery; concrete or mortar mixer; ball or roller bearings; electrical machinery and equipment; tractors; motor vehicles for the transport of goods; crane lorries; mobile drilling derricks; concrete-mixer lorries; special purpose motor vehicles; tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles; unmanned aircraft; ships, boats and floating structures; photographic cameras; cinematographic cameras and projectors; and medical instruments.

Among the luxury goods, the government prohibits the exportation of certain types of alcohol, tobacco products, perfumes, cosmetics, articles of apparel, accessories, fur skins, statuettes, textiles, floor coverings, blankets, tents, sails, camping goods, footwear, headgear, household articles, pearls, diamonds, precious stones, silver, gold, jewellery, engines, passenger motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts thereof, watches, pianos, ivory, bones, artists' brushes, mosaics, pieces of art, collections, and antiques.

A number of exemptions to the export band are in place. The exemptions vary depending on the subject good. The export ban will take effect 60 days after the regulation enters into force. 

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 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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Inception date: 27 Jun 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Import ban

On 27 June 2022, the government of Canada announced the ban on the import of certain luxury goods from Belarus. The government imposed the ban by adopting Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations (SOR/2022-167) in response to the Belarusian facilitation of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Among the luxury goods included in the ban are mostly fish, caviar, alcohol, and diamonds. Any person in Canada or Canadian abroad is prohibited to import or purchases the sanctioned goods from Belarus or any person located in Belarus. The ban on luxury goods import will take effect 60 days after the regulation enters into force.

In the same announcement, the Canadian government imposed a ban on the export of certain advanced technologies to Russia, imposed sanctions on Russian and Belarusian defence entities and restricted exports to Belarus (see related interventions).

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 is part of the sanctions introduced by Canada against Russia and Belarus in response to the Ukraine invasion (see related state acts).

Inception date: 27 Jun 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Controls on commercial transactions and investment instruments

On 27 June 2022, the government of Canada issued Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations (SOR/2022-167), announcing the sanctions against 2 Belarusian entities in response to the country's support for Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. 

The new restrictions impose a dealings prohibition as well as an asset freeze on the target companies. Among the sanctioned entities are Belramoshservice and Belteleradio Company. Beltamozhservice provides logistical management and stock exchange brokerage services, while Belteleradio Company provides radio and TV broadcasting services. 

In the same announcement, the Canadian government imposed a ban on the export of certain advanced technologies to Russia, imposed sanctions on Russian defence entities and restricted trade with Belarus (see related interventions).

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 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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