New Sanctions and Export Controls in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Customs Notice 22-01


1. The purpose of this notice is to inform importers and exporters that the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations (SOR/2014-60) under the Special Economic Measures Act were amended on .

2. Details on the amendments can be found in the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations). You can also visit the Canadian Sanctions website to obtain more information.

3. The following definitions were added to Section 1:

4. The amendments include but are not limited to the following prohibited activities in relation to the DNR and LNR regions of Ukraine:

5. These regulations continue to prohibit the following activities in relation to the Crimea region of Ukraine:

6. As of , Global Affairs Canada has also stopped the issuance of new permits under the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) for the export and brokering of controlled strategic, dual-use, and military goods and technology to Russia. Exporters with valid permits for the export or brokering of items to Russia prior to this date have had their permits cancelled. Only permits and applications related to specific end-uses such as medical supply and humanitarian needs may be considered for exception, on a case-by-case basis. Please see Notice to Exporters No. 1071 Export and Brokering of items listed on the Export Control List and the Brokering Control List to Russia.

7. The Canada Border Services Agency assists Global Affairs Canada with the administration of the Special Economic Measures Act, the Export and Import Permits Act and associated Regulations.

8. For more information relating to sanctions, including the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) and associated regulations, or the process to apply for a permit or certificate under SEMA, please contact:

Sanctions Policy and Operations Coordination Division
Global Affairs Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building

125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G2

Telephone: 1-877-808-8838 (Toll free)

9. For more information relating to export controls, please contact: Export Controls Division
Global Affairs Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2

Telephone: (343) 203-4331
Facsimile: (613) 996-9933
Email – Permit-related matters:

Email – Policy-related matters:


Export and Brokering Controls Handbook:

A Guide to Canada's Export Control List:

10. For more information regarding the CBSA’s programs and services, please contact the Border Information Service (BIS) line. Within Canada, you can call BIS toll-free at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada, please call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 (long-distance charges will apply). Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time, except holidays). TTY is also available within Canada at 1-866-335-3237.

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