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Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations

Whereas the Governor in Council is of the opinion that the actions of the Russian Federation constitute a grave breach of international peace and security that has resulted in a serious international crisis;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, under subsections 4(1)a, (1.1)b, (2) and (3) of the Special Economic Measures Actc, makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations.

a S.C. 2017, c. 21, s. 17(1)

b S.C. 2017, c. 21, s. 17(2)

c S.C. 1992, c. 17

Amendments

1 The Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations1 are amended by adding the following after section 3.10:

Gold — import

3.11 (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to import, purchase or acquire any good referred to in column 1 of Schedule 9, from Russia or from any person in Russia.

Non-application

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to:

  1. (a) goods in transit through Russia from a third country; and
  2. (b) personal effects that are taken by an individual leaving Russia that are solely for the use of the individual or the individual’s immediate family.

Taking effect of subsection (1)

(3) Subsection (1) takes effect 30 days after it comes into force.

2 Section 5 of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

Assisting in prohibited activities

5 It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to knowingly do anything that causes, facilitates or assists in, or is intended to cause, facilitate or assist in, any activity prohibited by sections 3 to 3.11.

3 The Regulations are amended by adding, after Schedule 8, the Schedule 9 set out in the schedule to these Regulations.

Application Before Publication

4 For the purpose of paragraph 11(2)(a) of the Statutory Instruments Act, these Regulations apply according to their terms before they are published in the Canada Gazette.

Coming into Force

5 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

Schedule

(Section 3)

Schedule 9

(Subsection 3.11(1)

Gold — import

ItemGoodsHarmonized Commodity Description and Coding System codea
a The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System codes (published by the World Customs Organization) set out in column 2 are provided for reference purposes only.
1Gold, non-monetary, unwrought, powder710811
2Gold, non-monetary, unwrought, other than powder710812
3Gold, non-monetary, semimanufactured forms, other than powder710813
4Gold, monetary, unwrought or in semimanufactured forms, or in powder form710820
5Articles of jewelry and parts thereof, of precious metal other than silver, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal711319
6Articles of goldsmiths' or silversmiths' wares and parts thereof, of precious metal other than silver, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal711419

1 SOR/2014-58

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