Russia Sanctions Overview

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Last updated:  April 14, 2022  8:26 AM CDT

In response to the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, governments all over the world have implemented sanctions against the Russian Federation. Below is a list of sanctions, updated regulations and processes by country and region, as well as links to further information. Each country listed continues to issue new sanctions regarding denied parties, which are added to AIT’s Denied Party Screening tool. Scroll down for more information about Denied Party Screening.

Effective Feb. 25, AIT deactivated Russia-based carriers (Airbridge Cargo, Aeroflot, and Volga-Dnepr) in our systems and terminated cargo destined to Russia-based customers.

Global

  • The SWIFT global payment system sanctioned and removed several Russian banks including the Public Joint Stock Company Sberbank of Russia (Sberbank) and VTB Bank Public Joint Stock Company (VTB Bank)
  • The United States, European Union, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom revoked Russia’s Most Favored Nation status

United States

  • Russia-owned, Russian-registered, or Russian-controlled aircraft are prohibited from U.S. airspace
  • Sanctions against the Central Bank of Russia, prohibiting all U.S. transactions with the central bank
  • Prohibits all imports of seafood, alcoholic beverages, and non-industrial diamonds from Russia
  • Prohibits the import of crude oil, petroleum, petroleum fuels, oils, and products of their distillation, liquified natural gas (LNG), and coal from Russia
  • Bans the export of luxury goods to Russia, including certain spirits, tobacco products, clothing items, diamonds, vehicles, and antique goods
  • Extends Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) categories 3-9 to cargo destined to Belarus
    • All items in categories 3-9 destined to Belarus require a license
    • An ECCN category is recognized by the first digit of the ECCN # (ex: ECCN 9A991 – the first ”9” represents the category)
    • License exemptions for cargo moving to Belarus are no longer allowed
  • Sanctions against 48 Russian defense companies, 328 members of the Russian State Duma, and the head of Russia’s largest financial institution. Learn more.
  • Effective April 8, 2022, the United States expanded export license requirements for Russia and Belarus to cover all items on the U.S. Commerce Control List (Categories 0-9)
    • If cargo is being exported from the United States to Russia or Belarus AND is categorized with an ECCN, a license or applicable license exemption is required. This cargo cannot be move under NLR
    • If cargo is being exported from a country other than the United States AND shows U.S. as Country or Origin AND is categorized under the Commerce Control List with an ECCN, a license or applicable license exemption is required.
    • Shippers with cargo destined to Russia must provide Country of Origin and whether cargo is controlled under Commerce Control List / classified under an ECCN

United Kingdom

  • As of Feb. 26, U.K. airspace is closed to all flights for Russia-owned, Russian-registered, or Russian-controlled aircraft
  • Export of military goods to Russia is prohibited
  • Export of energy-related goods to Russia is prohibited
  • Export of dual-use goods for military end-use is prohibited to Russia and to certain denied parties
  • Prohibits export of aviation and aerospace related goods to Russia intended for military end-use
  • Prohibiting the export of luxury goods to Russia, targeting products worth €300 or more, including—but not limited to—clothing, leather, fashion accessories, jewelry, gold, silversmith, diamonds, suitcases, handbags, purses, wallets, wigs, skincare, perfumes, art, antiques, cutlery, porcelain, food and drink, and tobacco products

European Union

  • Effective Feb. 27, E.U. airspace is closed to all flights for Russia-owned, Russian-registered, or Russian-controlled aircraft
  • Trade embargo against Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic regions
  • Prohibit the sale, supply, transfer, or export, directly or indirectly, of certain goods and technology (whether or not originating in the EU) to any individual or entity in Russia or for use in Russia, including:
    • Those for use in connection with oil refining
    • Those for use in connection with the aerospace and aviation industry
    • Certain dual-use goods and technology
    • Items that may contribute to Russia’s military and technological enhancement
  • Prohibiting the export of luxury goods to Russia, targeting products worth €300 or more, including—but not limited to—clothing, leather, fashion accessories, jewelry, gold, silversmith, diamonds, suitcases, handbags, purses, wallets, wigs, skincare, perfumes, art, antiques, cutlery, porcelain, food and drink, tobacco products, vehicles worth more than €50,000 and musical instruments worth more than €1,500
  • Banning coal imports worth more than $8.6 billion a year
  • Prohibiting access to EU ports by Russian-flagged vessels
  • Barring Russian and Belarusian road transport engaged in transporting goods by road in the EU
  • Banning exports on strategic goods, including jet fuel, quantum computers and advanced semiconductors
  • Prohibiting imports from Russia on wood, cement, fertilizers, seafood, and liquor
  • A full transaction ban on four Russian banks, including VTB
  • “Targeted economic measures,” including bans on Russian companies from public procurement bids and the exclusion of all financial support to Russian public entities

Canada

  • Effective Feb. 27, Canadian airspace is closed to all flights for Russia-owned, Russian-registered, or Russian-controlled aircraft
  • Stopped processing export licenses to Russia
  • Terminated all current outstanding export licenses to Russia

Switzerland

  • Swiss airspace is closed to all flights from Russia and to all movements of aircraft with Russian markings apart from flights for humanitarian, medical or diplomatic purposes

About AIT’s Denied Party Screening tool

AIT's transportation management system automatically performs Denied Party Screening on all parties associated with every AIT shipment transaction. The Denied Party Screening tool utilizes nearly 200 sanctions lists and is updated daily to support changing situations not just in Russia and Ukraine, but all over the world.

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