On June 7, Canada amended its sanctions measures imposed on Russia by implementing a ban on specific services provided by Canadians, both from within Canada and outside Canada, to specified Russian oil, gas and chemical industries. 

Part 1 of Schedule 8 introduced by the amendment lists a wide range of services (including for example technical, management, accounting, and advertising services) that are prohibited from being supplied to specified Russian industries in the oil, gas and chemicals sector. The full list of services (28 in total) may be found here.

The designated industries to which the amendment prohibits the provision of services are listed under Part 2 of Schedule 8 introduced by the amendment as the following:

  • Mining of coal and lignite
  • Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas
  • Mining of metal ores
  • Other mining and quarrying
  • Mining support services activities
  • Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products
  • Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

Due to ongoing developments in the region, Canada may announce and implement further measures in alignment with its allies in the coming days. We will publish additional articles as measures are announced in an official capacity.

An unofficial copy of the legislative amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations that came into effect on June 7th are available on Global Affairs’ website at here.