Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2013-05-29 to 2016-02-04:

  •  (1) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to export, sell, supply or ship goods, wherever situated, to Iran, to a person in Iran, or to a person for the purposes of a business carried on in or operated from Iran.

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

    • (a) products referred to in section 3 of the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Iran;

    • (b) goods used in the petrochemical, oil or natural gas industry, other than goods used in the refining of oil or the liquefaction of natural gas, that are required to be exported, sold, supplied or shipped under a contract entered into before November 22, 2011;

    • (c) any of the following goods that are required to be exported, sold, supplied or shipped under a contract entered into before December 12, 2012:

      • (i) equipment or machinery designed for the building, maintenance or refitting of vessels,

      • (ii) vessels designed for the transportation or storage of crude oil, or petroleum or petrochemical products, or

      • (iii) goods designed for drilling, mineral surveying and exploration, including specialized equipment used in the mining industry; and

    • (d) goods that are required to be exported, sold, supplied or shipped under a contract entered into before May 29, 2013, provided that

      • (i) they are not goods referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) that are required to be exported, sold, supplied or shipped under a contract entered into after the applicable date referred to in those paragraphs,

      • (ii) they are not goods listed in Schedule 2,

      • (iii) the consideration received or to be received complies with these Regulations and the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Iran;

    • (e) personal or settlers’ effects that are taken or shipped by an individual leaving Canada and that are solely for the use of the individual or the individual’s immediate family;

    • (f) informational materials, including books and other publications;

    • (g) any correspondence, including letters, printed papers and postcards; and

    • (h) any package sent by mail for non-commercial reasons, provided that it does not contain goods listed in Schedule 2.

  • (3) It is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to transfer, provide or communicate to Iran or any person in Iran the following technical data:

    • (a) technical data required for

      • (i) the manufacture, use or maintenance of arms and related material,

      • (ii) the refining of oil or the liquefaction of natural gas,

      • (iii) the production of petrochemicals,

      • (iv) the building, maintenance or refitting of ships,

      • (v) the transportation or storage of crude oil, or petroleum or petrochemical products,

      • (vi) drilling and mineral surveying and exploration, or

      • (vii) the processing, storing or handling of liquid natural gas; and

    • (b) technical data related to the goods listed in Schedule 2.

  • (4) Subsection (3) does not apply to technical data the provision of which is prohibited under section 5 of the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Iran.

  • SOR/2011-268, s. 3;
  • SOR/2012-283, s. 4;
  • SOR/2013-108, s. 2.
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