Backgrounder: Additional Myanmar sanctions


Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against the following individuals and entities in relation to the coup perpetrated by Myanmar’s armed forces in February 2021.

Canadian measures

The Special Economic Measures (Burma) Regulations impose on listed persons a prohibition on any transaction (effectively, an asset freeze) by prohibiting persons in Canada and Canadians outside Canada from engaging in any activity related to any property of these listed persons or providing financial or related services to them.

The specific prohibitions are set out in the regulations.

The names of the entities added to the schedule of these regulations are the following:

  • Myanmar War Veterans Organization
  • Ministry of Defence Quartermaster General Office
  • Myanmar Directorate of Defence Industries
  • Myanmar Directorate of Procurement (also known as, among other names, Directorate of Procurement, Directorate of Defence Procurement and Directorate of Procurement of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services [Army])

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