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Recent prosecution for contravention of Iran sanctions

Alberta-based Lee Specialities recently pleaded guilty to a charge of exporting controlled goods to Iran, in contravention of the Special Economic Measures (Iran) Regulations adopted under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA). This is the first time that a conviction has been obtained pursuant to SEMA.

In an agreed statement of facts filed with the Provincial Court of Alberta on 14 April 2014, Lee admitted liability under the regulations for having attempted to ship certain controlled goods to Iran without a ministerial permit. Pursuant to a plea bargain, Lee will pay a fine of CAD90,000 (£48,700).

This alert provides a brief overview of the facts surrounding the conviction, an overview of the sanctions and lessons for Canadian companies…

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