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Current sanctions imposed by Canada

Canada imposes autonomous sanctions in response to:

  1. grave breaches of international peace and security that have resulted in or are likely to result in a serious international crisis;
  2. gross and systematic human rights violations; or
  3. acts of significant corruption.

As a UN member state, Canada fulfills its international legal obligations by also implementing sanctions adopted by the United Nations Security Council.

Canadian sanctions are imposed under the:

For information about a specific sanctions regime, consult the relevant regulations. These can be found on the pages linked below.

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Current sanctions

Canada has imposed sanctions under the UNA and the SEMA in relation to the following countries:

Canada has also imposed sanctions under the JVCFOA against certain individuals, independent of state-related sanctions:

Canada has also imposed sanctions related to the following issues:

Repealed sanctions

Several sanctions regimes previously imposed by Canada are now repealed.

The following sanctions regimes, brought into force since 1992, have since been repealed:

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