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EU SANCTIONS RUSSIA / UKRAINE

A detailed overview on currently applicable EU sanctions with regard to the situation in Ukraine, in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas, and Crimea and Sevastopol.

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Last Update: 12 Apr 2022
 

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SANCTIONS ON TRADE WITH GOODS AND TECHNOLOGY

 
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You want to export military equipment, arms or weapons ? You are providing technical or financial assistance, or brokering services, on such products ? Pay attention on the prohibitions.

Defence-related products

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Dual-use items are goods and technology which may be used for military and civil purposes. The export and certain other operations on such products are heavily regulated or prohibited.

Dual-use goods and technology for use in Russia

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There is a prohibition to sell, supply, transfer or export  goods and technology which might contribute to Russia’s military and technological enhancement, or the development of the defence and security sector,  to any person, entity or body in Russia or for use in Russia. Some exceptions apply.

Goods contributing to Russia's military and technological enhancement, or the development of the defence and security sector

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A prior authorisation is required for the sale, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, of items suitable for oil and gas, if such items are for use in Russia, including its Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.

Equipment for oil and gas production in Russia

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There are restrictions on the sale, supply, transfer or export to Russia of specific goods and technologies for use in oil refining, together with restrictions on the provision of related services.

Goods for oil refining in Russia

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EU finds it appropriate to introduce an export ban covering goods and technology suites for use in aviation and the space industry, and prohibits the provision of related services.

Goods for Russian aviation and space industry

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Additional restrictions prohibit the import to the EU of goods originating in the areas of Donetsk and Luhansk in Ukraine. This measure concerns goods wholly obtained in these territories or which have undergone their last substantial transformation there.

Goods originating in Donetsk and Luhansk

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Goods and technology for use in certain sectors in the non-governmental controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine are restricted. Some related services are also prohibited.

Goods and technology for use in transport, telecommunications, energy and the prospecting, exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources in Donetsk / Luhansk

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The import to the EU of goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, as well as certain related services, are prohibited.

Goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol

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The export of goods and technology for use in Crimea or Sevastopol is restricted. The same restriction applies, with some exception to some related services.

Goods and technology for use in transport, telecommunications, energy and the prospecting, exploration and production of oil, gas and mineral resources in Crimea and Sevastopol

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Exports of navigation and radio-communication equipment, as outlined in chapters 4 and 5 of Commission Regulation in accordance directive 2014/90.

Maritime navigation goods and technology for Russia

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Exports of luxury goods, such as caviar, sparkling wine, gun holsters etc., as outlined in Annex XVIII.

Luxury goods for Russia

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Iron and steel products are subject to an import prohibition. Some exceptions do apply. The concerned products are indicated in a list.

Iron and steel products

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Goods which generate significant revenues for Russia, as listed in Annex XXI, are prohibited into the Union, if they originate in Russia or are exported from Russia.

Goods generating significant revenues for Russia

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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.

Coal and other solid fossil fuels

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Goods which could contribute in particular to the enhancement of Russian industrial capacities as listed in Annex XXIII are subject to prohibitions. Some exceptions do apply.

Goods contributing to the enhancements of Russian industrial capacities

FINANCIAL SANCTIONS

 
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Freezing of funds

Certain persons, entities and bodies are facing restrictive measures, as their funds are frozen. No funds or economic resources shall be made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of these listed persons, or natural or legal persons, entities or bodies associated with them.

SANCTIONS ON OTHER SERVICES

 
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It shall be prohibited for any aircraft operated by Russian air carriers, including as a marketing carrier in code-sharing or blocked-space arrangements, or for any Russian registered aircraft, or for any non-Russian-registered aircraft which is owned or chartered, or otherwise controlled by any Russian natural or legal person, entity or body, to land in, take off from or overfly the EU territory.

Aviation services

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