Regulation

9 ways in which Canada’s export controls and sanctions laws differ from the USA’s

Much to the surprise of many, Canadian export controls and economic sanctions laws are in fact different from the United States’ laws. Cyndee Todgham Cherniak reveals the tip of the iceberg.

1. No secondary sanctions

The Special Economic Measures Act (“SEMA”) and the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) impose economic sanctions on the activities of persons in Canada and Canadians (citizens, legal entities and residents) outside Canada. Canada’s Gove...

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