Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations (SOR/2011-114)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-15 and last amended on 2014-01-29. Previous Versions

Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations

SOR/2011-114

SPECIAL ECONOMIC MEASURES ACT

Registration 2011-05-24

Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations

P.C. 2011-594 2011-05-24

Whereas the Governor in Council is of the opinion that the situation in Syria constitutes a grave breach of international peace and security that has resulted or is likely to result in a serious international crisis;

Therefore, His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to subsections 4(1) to (3) of the Special Economic Measures ActFootnote a, hereby makes the annexed Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

“designated person”

“designated person” means a person who is in Syria, or is a national of Syria who does not ordinarily reside in Canada, and whose name is listed in Schedule 1. (personne désignée)

“luxury goods”

“luxury goods” means goods such as jewellery, gems, precious metals, watches, cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, perfume, designer clothing and accessories, furs, sporting goods, private aircraft, gourmet foods and ingredients, lobster, computers, televisions and other electronic devices. (articles de luxe)

“Minister”

“Minister” means the Minister of Foreign Affairs. (ministre)

“Syria”

“Syria” means the Syrian Arab Republic and includes

  • (a) any political subdivision of Syria;

  • (b) the government, and any department, of Syria or of a political subdivision of Syria; and

  • (c) any agency of Syria or of a political subdivision of Syria. (Syrie)

  • SOR/2012-107, s. 1;
  • SOR/2012-145, s. 5.

LIST

 A person whose name is listed in Schedule 1 is a person in respect of whom the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe is

  • (a) a former or current senior official of the Government of Syria;

  • (b) an associate or family member of a person set out in paragraph (a);

  • (c) an entity owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf of, a person set out in paragraph (a) or (b); or

  • (d) an entity owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf of, the Government of Syria.

  • SOR/2012-145, s. 5.

PROHIBITIONS

 Subject to section 3.2, it is prohibited for any person in Canada and any Canadian outside Canada to

  • (a) deal in any property, wherever situated, held by or on behalf of a designated person;

  • (b) enter into or facilitate any transaction related to a dealing referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (c) provide any financial or related service in respect of a dealing referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (d) make any goods, wherever situated, available to a designated person; or

  • (e) provide any financial or related service to or for the benefit of a designated person.

  • SOR/2011-220, s. 1;
  • SOR/2011-330, s. 1.