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Coal and other solid fossil fuels

 

Prohibition

IMPORT

It shall be prohibited to purchase, import, or transfer, directly or indirectly, coal and other solid fossil fuels, as listed in Annex XXII into the Union if they originate in Russia or are exported from Russia.

unless prohibited under Article 3m or 3n, the purchase, import or transport of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, as well as titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium and iron ore from or through Russia into the Union.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Il shall be prohibited to provide technical assistance, (...) related to the goods and technology referred to in paragraph 1 and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of those goods and technology, directly or indirectly in relation to the prohibition (...).

BROKERING

Il shall be prohibited to provide (...) brokering services or other services related to the goods and technology referred to in (...) and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of those goods and technology, directly or indirectly in relation to the prohibition in (...).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Il shall be prohibited to provide financing or financial assistance related to the goods and technology referred to in (...) for any purchase, import or transfer of those goods and technology, or for the provision of related technical assistance, brokering services or other services, directly or indirectly in relation to the prohibition in (...).

Exceptions

The prohibitions in (...) shall not apply to the execution until 10 August 2022 of contracts concluded before 9 April 2022, or ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts.

Products concerned

Annex XXII

CN Code / Name of the good

2701 Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal

2702 Lignite, whether or not agglomerated, excluding jet

2703 00 00 Peat (including peat litter), whether or not agglomerated

2704 00 Coke and semi-coke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon

2705 00 00 Coal gas, water gas, producer gas and similar gases, other than petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons

2706 00 00 Tar distilled from coal, from lignite or from peat, and other mineral tars, whether or not dehydrated or partially distilled, including reconstituted tars

2707 Oils and other products of the distillation of high temperature coal tar; similar products in which the weight of the aromatic constituents exceeds that of the non-aromatic constituents

2708 Pitch and pitch coke, obtained from coal tar or from other mineral tars

Legal Source

Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning certain restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 3j, 5k, Annex XXII
The EU Regulation is directly applicable in all EU Member States.
The EU Regulation is based on EU Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine. Article 4l