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Introduction to these FAQs

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) have implemented various Russia sector sanctions and Ukraine-related sanctions. BIS advises exporters, reexporters, transferors, and those providing certain services in Russia to review the OFAC requirements in this area. Any questions regarding the OFAC Russian sanctions program should be directed to OFAC. For additional information BIS provides the following links:

  • Executive Orders related to Russian sanctions

On March 20, 2014, the President of the United States issued Executive Order 13662 (79 FR 16169), Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine.

On March 16, 2014, the President of the United States issued Executive Order 13661 (79 FR 15533), Blocking

Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine.

On March 6, 2014, the President of the United States issued Executive Order 13660 (79 FR 13491), Blocking

Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

  • Commerce press releases related to Russian sanctions

U.S. Commerce Department Expands Export Restrictions Aimed at Russia’s Defense Sector

Press Release September 12, 2014

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/107-about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-2014/742-u-s-commerce-department-expands-export-restrictions-aimed-at-russia-s-defense-sector

U.S. Commerce Department Expands Export Restrictions on Russia

Press Release July 29, 2014

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/107-about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-2014/710-u-s-commerce-department-expands-export-restrictions-on-russia

Commerce Department Announces Further Expansion of Export Restrictions on Russia

Press Release July 16, 2014

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/107-about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-2014/707-commerce-department-announces-further-expansion-of-export-restrictions-on-russia

Commerce Department Announces Expansion of Export Restrictions on Russia

Press Release April 28, 2014

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/107-about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-2014/665-commerce-dept-announces-expansion-of-export-restrictions-on-russia

Commerce Department Announces Move Against Russian Expropriation of Ukrainian Company

Press Release April 11, 2014

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/107-about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-2014/660-commerce-department-announces-move-against-russian-expropriation-of-ukrainian-company

  • Commerce Federal Register notices related to Russian sanctions

Russian Sanctions: Addition of Persons to the Entity List and Restrictions on Certain Military End Uses and Military End Users

September 17, 2014 (79 FR 55608)

Russian Oil Industry Sanctions and Addition of Person to the Entity List

August 6, 2014 (79 FR 45675)

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/forms-documents/doc_download/1032-79-fr-45675

Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List

July 22, 2014 (79 FR 42452)

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/forms-documents/doc_download/1006-79fr42452

Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List

May 1, 2014 (79 FR 24558)

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/forms-documents/doc_download/932-79fr24558

Addition of Person to the Entity List

April 16, 2014 (79 FR 21394)

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/forms-documents/doc_download/910-79-fr-21394-entity-list-rule-4-16-2014

  • Links to lists of OFAC designations

OFAC Resource Center for Ukraine-Related Sanctions

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/ukraine.aspx

Specially Designated Nationals List

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx

Foreign Sanctions Evaders List

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/fse_list.aspx

If you are unfamiliar with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), it may be helpful to review some general information regarding the EAR before continuing. BIS provides the following links to introductory information on the EAR:

  • Export Control Basics

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/exporter-portal/47-about-bis/newsroom/506-export-basics-publications-2

  • Exporter Portal

http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/exporter-portal

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