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Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia

Russia Sanctions and Export Controls

Since the February 24, 2022, Russian invasion of Ukraine, the scope and severity of U.S. sanctions and export controls imposed on Russia have expanded significantly. There were already sanctions in place on Russia since the country’s 2014 incursions into Ukraine, cyberattacks, malign influence, use of chemical weapons, and election meddling. Visit our Russia Country Commercial Guide for a comprehensive overview of these sanctions.

U.S. exporters should consider conducting due diligence for all transactions involving Russia and Russian entities or individuals and may wish to keep in mind the substantial sanctions that have been levied against the Russian banking and financial sector, which greatly complicate payments. Transportation and logistics in/out of Russia have also become more complicated, in part due to restrictions on air and maritime links. These actions have been coordinated extensively with European and Asian allies. U.S. exporters should be aware that the United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Japan, Australia, and other allies and partners have also imposed sanctions against Russia in response to the invasion.

ITA does not offer legal advice to U.S. companies on sanctions or export controls, nor does it administer sanctions or export controls. However, there are many informational USG resources available to U.S. exporters that can help companies with their due diligence when considering opportunities in Russia. ITA also maintains the Consolidated Screening List, a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items. These tools are a consolidation of multiple export screening lists of the Departments of Commerce, State, and the Treasury and may be used as an aid to industry in conducting electronic screens of potential parties to regulated transactions. 

Recent Executive Orders Related to Sanctions (Selected)

Selected recent executive orders related to current sanctions. 

  • EO 14024 (April 15, 2021 - Blocking Property with Respect to Harmful Foreign Activities of the Russian Government)
  • EO 14039 (August 20, 2021 - Blocking Property with Respect to Russian Energy Export Pipelines)
  • EO 14066 (March 8, 2022 - Prohibiting Certain Imports and New Investment)
  • EO 14068 (March 11, 2022 - Prohibiting Certain Imports, Exports, and New Investment)
  • EO 14071 (April 6, 2022 - Prohibiting New Investment in and Certain Services to the Russian Federation)

Information on Economic Sanctions

Administered by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) 

Reference Documents

Information on Export Controls

Administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce

State Department Resources on Russia Sanctions and U.S. Government Actions

U.S. Department of State resources on Russia sanctions and U.S. government actions.

Other U.S. Government Actions Affecting U.S. Trade with Russia and Belarus (Selected)