The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued on May 9, 2022, a Final Rule that greatly expands the list of items requiring a license to export to Russia. The export restrictions impact a broad range of inputs and products including wood products, industrial engines, boilers, motors, fans, and ventilation equipment, bulldozers,

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has created a web page offering “Resources on Export Controls Implemented in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.” The web page provides convenient links to relevant BIS press releases, fact sheets, and Federal Register notices related to BIS actions involving export controls and

As of February 22, 2022, President Biden and the Departments of State, Commerce and the Treasury have implemented an array of sanctions and export controls severely restricting international trade and financing involving Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These have been primarily imposed and implemented pursuant to executive orders,

On and effective April 8, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule that expands upon prior export control restrictions placed on Russian and Belarus in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This rule expands restrictive license requirements to include Commerce Control List (CCL) categories 0-2, which include

On March 18, 2022, the Department of the Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) identified nearly 100 commercial and private aircraft that have allegedly “flown into Russia in apparent violations of the Export administration Regulations (EAR).” The list identifies planes owned by Russian airlines Aeroflot, AirBridgeCargo and Utair as well as Russian oligarch Roman

On March 4, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced further sanctions to target Russia’s strategic oil/gas and military/defense sectors. BIS stated that the actions are intended to further restrict access to U.S. commodities, software, and technology in order to limit Russia’s “ability to raise revenue from the sale of

On March 2, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule that has added new license requirements and review policies for Belarus to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) which now subject Belarus to the same sanctions that were imposed on Russia under the EAR effective February 24, 2022.

The Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced on February 25, 2022, that effective immediately, DDTC has implemented a policy of denial for any licenses or other approvals under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for exports, reexports, retransfers, temporary imports of, and brokering activities related to defense articles and defense

On February 24, 2022, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a final rule, “Implementation of Sanctions Against Russia Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR),” adding new Russia export license requirements and making licensing policies more stringent. The final rule is effective