The latest on Russia sanctions from the International Trade and Supply Chain Team
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Sanctions Designations and Business Advisory Issued by OFAC and the U.S. State Department

On February 23, 2024, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and Department of State

Continue Reading U.S. GOVERNMENT IMPOSES OVER 600 DENIED PARTIES DESIGNATIONS ON SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIA’S UKRAINE

On May 19, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced new export controls and Entity List additions during President Biden’s G7 visit in Japan.  In

Continue Reading BIS Implements Additional Export Controls and Entity List Additions Targeting Russia to Align with Allies and Partners

On February 24, 2023, the Biden Administration announced the imposition of additional tariffs on Russian imports of aluminum and approximately 100 other individual products.  The imposition of these additional tariffs

Continue Reading Biden Administration Increases Tariffs on Russian Aluminum and 100 Other Products on One-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced today new export controls and Entity List additions designed to further restrict Russia’s ability to maintain its continued war

Continue Reading BIS Issues New Export Controls and Entity List Additions Targeting Russia on One-Year Anniversary of Invasion

On Friday, February 24, 2023, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued new sanctions against individuals and entities operating in Russia and against those assisting with

Continue Reading OFAC Issues Sweeping Sanctions to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

On December 16, 2022, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a rule adding 35 entities from China and one entity from Japan to the Entity

Continue Reading BIS Adds 35 Chinese Entities to Entity List for Supporting China’s Military Modernization Efforts and Nine Russian Entities for Failure to Complete Satisfactory End-Use Checks

On December 15, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) added 18 entities in Russia’s financial services sector to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (“SDN List”).

Continue Reading OFAC Continues to Take Aim at Russia’s Financial Sector with More SDN Designations

BIS Adds 24 New Entities and Removes One from Entity List

On December 8, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a notice in the

Continue Reading BIS Adds 24 New Entities and Removes One from Entity List and Extends Deadline for Comments to New Semiconductor Rules

On June 28, 2022, the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a Joint Alert urging financial institutions to be vigilant against efforts by individuals or entities to evade BIS export controls implemented in connection with the Russian Federation’s further invasion of Ukraine.  After providing an overview of recent BIS actions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Joint Alert identifies commodities that present “special concern because of their potential diversion to and end use by Russia and Belarus to further their military and defense capabilities,” all of which require a BIS license prior to export or reexport to Russia and Belarus.
Continue Reading U.S. Departments of Treasury and State Expand Sanctions To Restrict Russia’s Access to Services and Economics and Combat Evasion and Backfill Activities