Canada introduces export restrictions to Russia

stephen-harper-canadaCanada is introducing restrictions on the export of technology in relation to Arctic, deep water and shale oil explorations and extraction to Russia. These actions complement similar measures being undertaken by the European Union and the United States. Along with its allies, Canada aims at press the Putin regime to cease undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. The decision was announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper (in the picture).

The new Canadian export restrictions, which will be applied under Canada’s Special Economic Measures Act, prohibit the export, sale, supply or shipment of a specified list of goods to Russia, or any person in Russia, for use in the following: (a) deep water oil exploration and production; (b) Arctic oil exploration and production; or (c) shale oil exploration and production. These restrictions will also prohibit the provision to Russia, or any person in Russia, financial, technical or other services related to the prohibited goods.

The export restrictions will apply to the following items:

1. Seamless stainless steel line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines;

2. Seamless iron or steel line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, other than line pipe made of stainless steel or cast iron;

3. Seamless iron or steel drill pipe of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, other than drill pipe made of cast iron;

4. Seamless iron or steel tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas, other than tubing made of cast iron;

5. Iron or steel line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines that has circular cross-sections and an external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm;

6. Iron or steel casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas that has circular cross-sections and an external diameter exceeding 406.4 mm;

7. Welded iron or steel line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines that has an external diameter not exceeding 406.4 mm, other than line pipe made of cast iron;

8. Welded casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas that has an external diameter not exceeding 406.4 mm and is made of flat-rolled steel or iron products, other than casing and tubing made of cast iron;

9. Interchangeable rock-drilling or earth-boring tools that have working parts made of sintered metal carbides, cermets, diamond or agglomerated diamond;

10. Power-driven reciprocating positive displacement pumps for liquids, other than pumps with measuring devices, concrete pumps and fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engines;

11. Power-driven rotary positive displacement pumps for liquids, other than pumps with measuring devices and fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engines;

12. Liquid elevators and their parts, other than pumps;

13. Non-hydraulic or non-self-propelled boring or sinking machinery, and their parts, for boring earth or extracting minerals or ores, other than tunnelling machinery and hand-operated tools;

14. Parts for lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery;

15. Parts for

(a) derricks, cranes, mobile lifting frames and other lifting machinery;

(b) self-propelled bulldozers, scrapers, graders, levellers, shovel loaders and tamping machines; and,

(c) other moving, grading, scraping, levelling, excavating and extracting machinery;

16. Parts for hydraulic or self-propelled boring or sinking machinery;

17. Mobile drilling derricks;

18. Floating or submersible drilling or production platforms;

19. Fire-floats, lightships and floating docks or cranes, other than dredgers.

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