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Cablegate: Canadian Implementation of Unscr 1718 On North

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PP RUEHGA RUEHHA RUEHQU RUEHVC
DE RUEHOT #0312 0472107
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 162107Z FEB 07
FM AMEMBASSY OTTAWA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5021
INFO RUCNCAN/ALL CANADIAN POSTS COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL PRIORITY 1490
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASH DC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0286

UNCLAS OTTAWA 000312

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/K, T, WHA/CAN, EEB/ESC/TFS, AND ISN/CPI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL KNNP EFIN ETTC KN CA
SUBJECT: CANADIAN IMPLEMENTATION OF UNSCR 1718 ON NORTH
KOREA


1. (U) During Economic Minister-Counselor's February 16
demarche at the Department of Foreign Affairs and
International Trade (DFAIT) on Canada's implementation of
UNSCR 1737 on Iran (reported septel), he learned about the
GoC's implementation of UNSCR 1718 on the DPRK.

2. (U) DFAIT United Nations, Human Rights and Economic Law
Division Deputy Director Carolyn Knobel explained that Canada
implemented its obligations under the Resolution through the
provisions of its United Nations Act. On November 9, the
Governor General in Council, upon recommendation of Foreign
Minister MacKay, issued Regulations Implementing the United
Nations Resolution on the Democratic People's Republic of
Korea. The Regulations went into effect that day.

3. (U) The Regulations implemented UNSCR 1718 under Canadian
domestic law the assets freeze, the embargo on the export of
luxury goods, and the embargo on the provision and
procurement of arms, related material and technical
assistance. Implementation of the travel ban is done in
Canada under existing provisions of the Immigration and
Refugee Protection Act. The Department of Justice, the
Canada Border Services Agency, the Department of Finance, and
DFAIT have been informed of their respective responsibilities
to implement the Regulations. The Office of the
Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has informed
Canadian financial institutions of their obligation to freeze
the assets of listed persons. The text of the Regulations
can be found at
http://canadagazette.gc.ca/partII/2006/200611 29/html.

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