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SOR/2012-7 January 31, 2012

SPECIAL ECONOMIC MEASURES ACT

Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations

P.C. 2012-10 January 30, 2012

Whereas the Governor in Council is of the opinion that the situation in Iran 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 Act (see footnote a), hereby makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations.

REGULATIONS AMENDING THE SPECIAL ECONOMIC
MEASURES (IRAN) REGULATIONS

AMENDMENTS

1. Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations (see footnote 1) is amended by adding the following after item 345:

346. Turbine Engineering and Manufacturing (TEM) (also known as TEM Co.)

347. SAD Export Import Company (also known as SAD Import & Export Company)

348. Rosmachin

349. Behnam Sahriyari Trading Company

350. Darya Delalan Sefid Khazar Shipping Company (Iran) (also known as Khazar Sea Shipping Lines, Darya-ye Khazar Shipping Company, Khazar Shipping Co., KSSL, Daryaye Khazar (Caspian Sea) Co. and Darya-e-khazar Shipping Co.)

2. Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Regulations is amended by adding the following after item 48:

49. Ali Ashraf Nouri

50. Hojatoleslam Ali Saidi (also known as Hojjat-al-Eslam Ali Saidi and Hojjat-al-Eslam Ali Saeedi)

51. Amir Ali Haji Zadeh (also known as Amir Ali Hajizadeh)

APPLICATION BEFORE PUBLICATION

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

COMING INTO FORCE

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

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT

(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)

Issue and objectives

On July 22, 2010, the Governor in Council passed regulations imposing unilateral sanctions against Iran, after making a finding that Iran’s nuclear proliferation activities, including its ongoing violation of multiple United Nations (UN) Security Council resolutions and its continued failure to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), constituted a grave breach of international peace and security that had resulted or was likely to result in a serious international crisis. These regulations have been amended twice since, once to add five new individuals to the list of designations, and once to expand the sanctions, including by prohibiting almost all financial transactions with Iran.

On January 23, 2012, the foreign ministers of the members of the European Union (EU) announced additional sanctions against Iran, including adding new listed persons of proliferation concern.

Designated persons under Canada’s Iranian sanctions are also listed for reasons of proliferation concerns. The amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations therefore add three individuals and five entities identified by the EU to the list of designated persons subject to sanctions under those Regulations. These names are added to the list of designated persons to ensure that Canada remains in step with measures taken by the international community to put pressure on Iran to comply with its international obligations. The addition of the names of the three individuals and five entities will prohibit persons in Canada and Canadians abroad from dealing in their property and have the effect of freezing their assets in Canada.

Description and rationale

The Government of Canada has made these amendments to the Regulations in order to respond to the gravity of the proliferation activities undertaken by Iranian authorities, in accordance with the reasons for listing permitted under the Regulations

Adding these names to the list of designated persons will prevent Canadians and persons in Canada from having dealings with these three individuals and five entities.

Consultation

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade drafted the Regulations having consulted the Department of Justice.

Implementation, enforcement and service standards

Compliance is ensured by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency. Every person who contravenes the Regulations is liable, upon conviction, to the punishments set out in section 8 of the Special Economic Measures Act.

Contacts

Uday Sequeira
Desk Officer — Iran
Middle East, Gulf and Maghreb Relations
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2
Telephone: 613-996-3877
Fax: 613-944-7431
Email: uday.sequeira@international.gc.ca

Roland Legault
Deputy Director
United Nations, Human Rights and Economic Law Division (JLH)
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2
Telephone: 613-944-1599
Fax: 613-992-2467
Email: roland.legault@international.gc.ca

Hugh Adsett
Director
United Nations, Human Rights and Economic Law Division (JLH)
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2
Telephone: 613-992-6296
Fax: 613-992-2467
Email: hugh.adsett@international.gc.ca

Footnote a
S.C. 1992, c. 17

Footnote 1
SOR/2010-165