Canadian Sanctions Related to Egypt

Under the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, and at the written request of Egypt, Canada enacted a freeze of the assets of certain politically exposed foreign persons.

Prohibitions

The measures imposed concerning Egypt have been repealed.

Background

On March 23, 2011, the Governor in Council made, pursuant to the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations.

The Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations give effect to written requests from Tunisia and Egypt, which have recently experienced political upheaval, to freeze assets of their former leaders and senior officials or their associates and family members suspected of having misappropriated state funds, or obtained property inappropriately as a result of their office or family, business or personal connections.

On 10 march 2016, the Governor in Council made the Regulations Amending the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations that repealed provisions concerning Egypt in the Regulations.

Selected Documents

The Act and Regulations are available through the following links:

Related Links

Legal Advice

Please be advised that Global Affairs Canada cannot provide legal advice to members of the public. For this reason, we cannot deliver an opinion as to whether or not a specific activity or transaction would contravene sanctions legislation. You should consider seeking legal advice in relation to an activity that may contravene a Canadian sanction law.