Canada imposes additional sanctions on Russia

On May 20th, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that Canada is imposing new sanctions against Russia.

The new sanctions impose restrictions on 14 individuals which directly enabled Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.

In addition to the sanctions against individuals, there is also now a ban on the export of targeted luxury goods to Russia, as well as a ban on the import of targeted luxury goods from Russia.

Goods banned for export to Russia include the following:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco
  • Some textile products and sportswear
  • Footwear
  • Luxury clothing and accessories
  • Kitchenware
  • Art

Goods banned for the import from Russia into Canada include the following:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Seafood
  • Fish
  • Non-industrial diamonds

The Canadian Government is also placing a ban on the export of goods that could be used in the production and manufacture of weapons by Russia.  Please see Schedule 7 (Subsection 3.9(1)) of the Regulations.

The amendment to the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations specify that the export and import prohibitions will take effect 60 days after the regulations come into force. Therefore, these prohibitions will enter into force on July 17, 2022.

For more information on the announcement, please refer to Canada imposes additional sanctions on

Russian oligarchs in response to Putin’s continued aggression on Ukraine –, and for a full list

banned products, please refer to Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia)Regulations (

For additional information pertaining to sanctions against Russia, please review the following:

Canadian Sanctions Related to Russia (

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