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Special Economic Measures (Venezuela) Regulations (SOR/2017-204)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-04-15. Previous Versions

Special Economic Measures (Venezuela) Regulations

SOR/2017-204

SPECIAL ECONOMIC MEASURES ACT

Registration 2017-09-22

Special Economic Measures (Venezuela) Regulations

P.C. 2017-1196 2017-09-22

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to subsections 4(1) to (3) of the Special Economic Measures ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Special Economic Measures (Venezuela) Regulations for the purpose of implementing the decision of the Association Concerning the Situation in Venezuela made on September 5, 2017.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Foreign Affairs. (ministre)

Venezuela

Venezuela means the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and includes

  • (a) any of its political subdivisions;

  • (b) its government and any of its departments or any government or department of its political subdivisions; and

  • (c) any of its agencies or any agency of its political subdivisions. (Venezuela)

List

Marginal note:Listed person

 A person whose name is listed in the schedule is a person who is in Venezuela, or is a national of Venezuela who does not ordinarily reside in Canada, and in respect of whom the Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister, is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe is

  • (a) a person engaged in activities that directly or indirectly undermine the security, stability or integrity of democratic institutions of Venezuela;

  • (b) a current or former senior official in the Government of Venezuela;

  • (c) a current or former member of the Constituent National Assembly of Venezuela;

  • (d) an associate or family member of a person referred to in paragraphs (a), (b) or (c);

  • (e) an entity owned, held or controlled, directly or indirectly, by a person referred to in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d) or acting on behalf of or at the direction of a person referred to in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d); or

  • (f) a senior official of an entity referred to in paragraph (e).

Prohibitions

Marginal note:Prohibited dealings and activities

 It is prohibited for any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada to

  • (a) deal in any property, wherever situated, that is owned, held or controlled by a listed person or by a person acting on behalf of a listed person;

  • (b) enter into or facilitate any transaction related to a dealing referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (c) provide any financial or related services in respect of a dealing referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (d) make available any goods, wherever situated, to a listed person or to a person acting on behalf of a listed person; or

  • (e) provide any financial or related services to or for the benefit of a listed person.

Marginal note:Non-application

 Section 3 does not apply in respect of

  • (a) any payment made by or on behalf of a listed person that is due under a contract entered into before the person became a listed person, provided that the payment is not made to a listed person or to a person acting on behalf of a listed person;

  • (b) any transactions necessary for a Canadian to transfer to a non-listed person any accounts, funds or investments of a Canadian held by a listed person on the day on which that person became a listed person;

  • (c) any dealings with a listed person required with respect to loan repayments made to any person in Canada, or any Canadian outside Canada, for loans entered into with any person other than a listed person, and for enforcement and realization of security in respect of those loans, or payments by guarantors guaranteeing those loans;

  • (d) any dealings with a listed person required with respect to loan repayments made to any person in Canada, or any Canadian outside Canada, for loans entered into with a listed person before that person became a listed person, and for enforcement and realization of security in respect of those loans, or payments by guarantors guaranteeing those loans;

  • (e) any benefit paid under the Old Age Security Act, the Canada Pension Plan or an Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan, CQLR, c. R-9, any superannuation, pension or benefit paid under or in respect of any retirement savings plan or under any retirement plan, any amount paid under or in respect of the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act or the Pension Benefits Division Act, and any other payment made in respect of disability to any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada;

  • (f) financial services required in order for a listed person to obtain legal services in Canada with respect to the application of any of the prohibitions set out in these Regulations;

  • (g) any transaction in respect of any account at a financial institution held by a diplomatic mission, if the transaction is required in order for the mission to fulfill its diplomatic functions as set out in Article 3 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations or, if the diplomatic mission has been temporarily or permanently recalled, when the transaction is required in order to maintain the mission premises;

  • (h) any transaction with any international organization with diplomatic status, with any United Nations agency, with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, or with any entity that has entered into a grant or contribution agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development; and

  • (i) a transaction by the Government of Canada that is provided for in any agreement or arrangement between Canada and Venezuela.

Marginal note:Assisting in a prohibited activity

 It is prohibited for any person in Canada or any Canadian outside Canada to knowingly do anything that causes, facilitates or assists in, or is intended to cause, facilitate or assist in, any activity prohibited by section 3.

  • SOR/2019-61, s. 23

Marginal note:Duty to determine

 The following entities must determine on a continuing basis whether they are in possession or control of property that is owned, held or controlled by or on behalf of a listed person:

  • (a) authorized foreign banks, as defined in section 2 of the Bank Act, in respect of their business in Canada, and banks regulated by that Act;

  • (b) cooperative credit societies, savings and credit unions and caisses populaires regulated by a provincial Act and associations regulated by the Cooperative Credit Associations Act;

  • (c) foreign companies, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Insurance Companies Act, in respect of their insurance business in Canada;

  • (d) companies, provincial companies and societies, as those terms are defined in subsection 2(1) of the Insurance Companies Act;

  • (e) fraternal benefit societies regulated by a provincial Act in respect of their insurance activities and insurance companies and other entities regulated by a provincial Act that are engaged in the business of insuring risks;

  • (f) companies regulated by the Trust and Loan Companies Act;

  • (g) trust companies regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (h) loan companies regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (i) entities that engage in any business described in paragraph 5(h) of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act if the business involves the opening of an account for a client; and

  • (j) entities authorized under provincial legislation to engage in the business of dealing in securities or to provide portfolio management or investment counselling services.

  • SOR/2019-61, s. 23

Marginal note:Duty to disclose — RCMP or CSIS

  •  (1) Every person in Canada, every Canadian outside Canada and every entity set out in section 6 must disclose without delay to the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or to the Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service

    • (a) the existence of property in their possession or control that they have reason to believe is owned, held or controlled by or on behalf of a listed person; and

    • (b) any information about a transaction or proposed transaction in respect of property referred to in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Immunity

    (2) No proceedings under the Special Economic Measures Act and no civil proceedings lie against a person for a disclosure made in good faith under subsection (1).

  • SOR/2019-61, s. 24

Applications

Marginal note:Application to no longer be a listed person

  •  (1) A listed person may apply to the Minister in writing to have their name removed from the schedule.

  • Marginal note:Reasonable grounds

    (2) On receipt of an application, the Minister must decide whether there are reasonable grounds to recommend to the Governor in Council that the applicant’s name be removed from the schedule.

  • SOR/2019-61, s. 25(F)

Marginal note:New application

 If there has been a material change in circumstances since the last application was submitted, a person may submit another application under section 8.

Marginal note:Mistaken identity

  •  (1) A person whose name is the same as or similar to the name of a listed person and who claims not to be that person may apply to the Minister in writing for a certificate stating that they are not that listed person.

  • Marginal note:Determination by Minister

    (2) Within 30 days after receiving the application, the Minister must,

    • (a) if it is established that the applicant is not the listed person, issue the certificate; or

    • (b) if it is not so established, provide notice to the applicant of his or her determination.

Application Before Publication

 For the purpose of paragraph 11(2)(a) of the Statutory Instruments Act, these Regulations apply according to their terms before they are published in the Canada Gazette.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

SCHEDULE(Section 2 and subsections 8(1) and (2))Persons

  • 1 
    Nicolás MADURO MOROS
  • 2 
    Tibisay LUCENA RAMÍREZ
  • 3 
    Elías José JAUA MILANO
  • 4 
    Tareck Zaidan EL AISSAMI MADDAH
  • 5 
    Tarek Willians SAAB HALABI
  • 6 
    Néstor Luis REVEROL TORRES
  • 7 
    Roy Antonio María CHADERTON MATOS
  • 8 
    María Iris VARELA RANGEL
  • 9 
    Pedro Miguel CARREÑO ESCOBAR
  • 10 
    Diosdado CABELLO RONDÓN
  • 11 
    Susana Virginia BARREIROS RODRÍGUEZ
  • 12 
    Freddy Alirio BERNAL ROSALES
  • 13 
    Delcy Eloína RODRÍGUEZ GÓMEZ
  • 14 
    Tania D’AMELIO CARDIET
  • 15 
    Aristóbulo ISTÚRIZ ALMEIDA
  • 16 
    Jorge Jesús RODRÍGUEZ GÓMEZ
  • 17 
    Francisco José AMELIACH ORTA
  • 18 
    Carlos Alfredo PÉREZ AMPUEDA
  • 19 
    Sergio José RIVERO MARCANO
  • 20 
    Jesús Rafael SUÁREZ CHOURIO
  • 21 
    Carmen Teresa MELÉNDEZ RIVAS
  • 22 
    Bladimir Humberto LUGO ARMAS
  • 23 
    Gustavo Enrique GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ
  • 24 
    Elvis Eduardo HIDROBO AMOROSO
  • 25 
    Remigio CEBALLOS ICHASO
  • 26 
    Antonio José BENAVIDES TORRES
  • 27 
    Hermann Eduardo ESCARRÁ MALAVÉ
  • 28 
    Sandra OBLITAS RUZZA
  • 29 
    Socorro Elizabeth HERNÁNDEZ HERNÁNDEZ
  • 30 
    Maikel José MORENO PÉREZ
  • 31 
    Gladys María GUTIÉRREZ ALVARADO
  • 32 
    Juan José MENDOZA JOVER
  • 33 
    Luis Fernando DAMIANI BUSTILLOS
  • 34 
    Lourdes Benicia SUÁREZ ANDERSON
  • 35 
    Carmen Auxiliadora ZULETA DE MERCHÁN
  • 36 
    Arcadio de Jesús DELGADO ROSALES
  • 37 
    Calixto Antonio ORTEGA RÍOS
  • 38 
    Andrés Eloy MÉNDEZ GONZÁLEZ
  • 39 
    Manuel Enrique GALINDO BALLESTEROS
  • 40 
    Vladimir PADRINO LÓPEZ
  • 41 
    Tania Valentina DÍAZ GONZÁLEZ
  • 42 
    Fidel Ernesto VÁSQUEZ IRIARTE
  • 43 
    Carolys Helena PÉREZ GONZÁLEZ
  • 44 
    Cilia Adela FLORES DE MADURO
  • 45 
    Erika del Valle FARÍAS PEÑA
  • 46 
    Ramón Darío VIVAS VELASCO
  • 47 
    Christian TYRONE ZERPA
  • 48 
    Fanny Beatriz MÁRQUEZ CORDERO
  • 49 
    Malaquías Gil RODRÍGUEZ
  • 50 
    Indira Maira ALFONZO IZAGUIRRE
  • 51 
    Jhannett María MADRIZ SOTILLO
  • 52 
    Carlos Enrique QUINTERO CUEVAS
  • 53 
    Xavier Antonio MORENO REYES
  • 54 
    Carlos Alberto ROTONDARO COVA
  • 55 
    Manuel Gregorio BERNAL MARTÍNEZ
  • 56 
    Iván Rafael HERNÁNDEZ DALA
  • 57 
    Manuel Ricardo Cristopher FIGUERA
  • 58 
    Hildemaro José RODRÍGUEZ MÚCURA
  • 59 
    Rafael Enrique BASTARDO MENDOZA
  • 60 
    José Miguel DOMÍNGUEZ RAMÍREZ
  • 61 
    Cristian Abelardo MORALES ZAMBRANO
  • 62 
    Franklin GARCÍA DUQUE
  • 63 
    Richard Jesús LÓPEZ VARGAS
  • 64 
    José Miguel MONTOYA RODRÍGUEZ
  • 65 
    Giuseppe Alessandro Martín Alessandrello CIMADEVILLA
  • 66 
    José Adelino ORNELAS FERREIRA
  • 67 
    Carlos Augusto Leal TELLERÍA
  • 68 
    Jorge Alberto ARREAZA MONTSERRAT
  • 69 
    Katherine Nayarith HARRINGTON PADRÓN
  • 70 
    Reinaldo Enrique MUÑOZ PEDROZA
  • 71 
    Alfredo RUIZ ANGULO
  • 72 
    Larry Devoe MÁRQUEZ
  • 73 
    Nelson Reinaldo LEPAJE SALAZAR
  • 74 
    Carlos Erik MALPICA FLORES
  • 75 
    Manuel Ángel FERNÁNDEZ MELÉNDEZ
  • 76 
    Franco SILVA AVILA
  • 77 
    Jorge Elieser MÁRQUEZ MONSALVE
  • 78 
    José RIVAS
  • 79 
    Luis Eduardo ORTEGA MORALES
  • 80 
    Simón Alejandro ZERPA DELGADO
  • 81 
    Manuel Salvador QUEVEDO FERNÁNDEZ
  • 82 
    Víctor Hugo CANO PACHECO
  • 83 
    Adrián Antonio PERDOMO MATA
  • 84 
    Justo José NOGUERA PIETRI
  • 85 
    Gladys REQUENA
  • 86 
    Eduardo PIÑATE
  • 87 
    Earle HERRERA
  • 88 
    María Alejandra DÍAZ
  • 89 
    Marco Antonio MEDINA
  • 90 
    Bárbara Gabriela CÉSAR SIERO
  • 91 
    Inocencio FIGUEROA
  • 92 
    María Carolina AMELIACH VILLARROEL
  • 93 
    Eulalia GUERRERO RIVERO
  • 94 
    Omar José PRIETO FERNÁNDEZ
  • 95 
    Ramón Alonso CARRIZALEZ RENGIFO
  • 96 
    Jorge Luis GARCÍA CARNEIRO
  • 97 
    Rafael Alejandro LACAVA EVANGELISTA
  • SOR/2018-114, s. 1
  • SOR/2019-106, s. 1

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