RUSSIA SANCTIONS – STATE DEPARTMENT AND COMMERCE DEPARTMENT

FURTHER US STATE DEPARTMENT SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA OVER UKRAINE

On 15 September, the State Department reported that it had added several officials to its sanctions lists, these being Russian officials and those acting on Russia’s behalf in occupied areas of Ukraine.  Also designated is the MAIN INTELLIGENCE DIRECTORATE (GRU) and 3 leading Russian military space entities that play central roles in strengthening Russia’s defence capabilities, as well as for operating or having operated in the technology sector of the Russian Federation economy, or operating or having operated in the electronics sector of the Russian Federation economy.

https://www.state.gov/targeting-russias-senior-officials-defense-industrial-base-and-human-rights-abusers/

https://www.state.gov/targeting-senior-russian-officials-defense-industrial-base-financial-infrastructure-leaders-and-human-rights-abusers/

US COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TAKES FURTHER ACTIONS TO EXPAND AND TIGHTEN US EXPORT CONTROLS ON RUSSIA AND BELARUS

A news release from the Commerce Department on 15 September issued a rule applying further restrictions on Russia and Belarus.  Among other things, the new rule expands he scope of the Russian industry sector sanctions to add items potentially useful for Russia’s chemical and biological weapons production capabilities and items needed for advanced production and development capabilities that enable advanced manufacturing across a number of industries; and adds Belarus to the scope of industry sector sanctions that currently apply only to Russia.

https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/3135-2022-09-15-bis-press-release-further-expansion-and-tightening-of-russia-belarus-export-controls/file

https://www.europeansanctions.com/2022/09/state-department-ofac-bis-impose-further-russia-sanctions-export-controls/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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