On October 13, 2022, the Government of Canada announced additional sanctions in response to “the Iranian regime’s systematic human rights violations and ongoing actions that destabilize regional security”. The new sanctions specifically target individuals and entities that “have participated in or enabled gross human rights violations, including against Iranian women, and perpetuated disinformation activities to justify the Iranian regime’s repression and persecution of its citizens”.
A news release from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on October 7, 2022 indicated that new sanctions would be added following the recent additions from October 3, 2022. Canada announced the imposition of new sanctions on October 13, 2022, adding 17 individuals and 3 entities to Schedule 1 of the Iran Regulations.
We have significant experience in the design and implementation of sanctions-related compliance programs and internal investigations. Where breaches are identified, we work closely with clients in making voluntary disclosures and in engaging with the ensuing investigations conducted by the RCMP and Global Affairs Canada. We also regularly assist clients with the application for delisting process as well as applications for exemption permits.