Global Affairs Canada publishes Consolidated Special Economic Measures Act Sanctions List

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October 12, 2017 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada uses economic sanctions as an important and strategic foreign policy tool to respond to rapidly developing international crises or violations of international peace and security. The Government of Canada is making changes to facilitate the implementation and enforcement of its economic sanctions.

Global Affairs Canada today published the Consolidated Special Economic Measures Act Sanctions List. The list contains the individuals and entities named in the schedules of sanctions regulations made under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA). The list is available on Global Affairs Canada’s Canadian Economic Sanctions website.

The consolidated list is one of the commitments the government made in July in response to recommendations made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development in its review of the Special Economic Measures Act and the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act. The list is easily accessible and seeks to assist those responsible for implementing and enforcing sanctions in Canada.

The prohibitions may not apply to each individual or entity in the same way, and each applicable sanctions regulation specifies the prohibitions that apply to a particular individual or entity. Users seeking accurate information on which provisions apply to a specific individual or entity must therefore refer to the relevant regulation.

The Consolidated SEMA Sanctions List is for administrative purposes only. The list is not a regulation, and it does not have the force of law.

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