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Goods transport by road

 

Prohibition

It shall be prohibited for any road transport undertaking established in Russia to transport goods by road within the territory of the Union, including in transit.

Exceptions

The prohibition (...) shall not apply to road transport undertakings transporting:

  • mail as a universal service

  • goods in transit though the Union between the Kaliningrad Oblast and Russia, provided that the transport of such goods is not otherwise prohibited under this Regulation

The prohibition (...) shall not apply until 16 April 2022 to the transport of goods that started before 9 April 2022, provided that the vehicle of the road transport undertaking:

  • was already in the territory of the Union on 9 April 2022, or

  • needs to transit through the Union in order to return to Russia

By way of derogation (...), the competent authorities of a Member State may authorise the transport of goods by a road transport undertaking established in Russia if the competent authorities have determined that such transport is necessary for:

  • the purchase, import or transport into the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, as well as titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium and iron ore

  • the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilisers whose import, purchase and transport is allowed under this Regulation

  • humanitarian purposes

  • the functioning of diplomatic and consular representations of the Union and of the Member States in Russia, including delegations, embassies and missions, or international organisations in Russia enjoying immunities in accordance with international law; or

  • the transfer or export to Russia of cultural goods which are on loan in the context of formal cultural cooperation with Russia

Licence modalities

The Member State concerned shall inform the other Member States and the Commission of any authorisation granted under paragraph 4 within two weeks of the authorisation.

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 3l
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 4n