On January 17, 2023, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued three amended General Licenses (GLs) regarding the continued authorization of certain limited activities in Russia or involving Russian entities. 

  • Russia-related General License 6C, “Transactions Related to Agricultural Commodities, Medicine, Medical Devices, Replacement Parts and Components, or Software Updates,

On December 30, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published preliminary guidance on how the United States will implement a price cap policy on petroleum products of Russian origin. OFAC notes that with this preliminary guidance the agency will likely “take a similar approach for Russian petroleum products as

Effective December 16, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a Final Rule announcing that it was moving nine Russian companies from the Unverified List to the more restrictive Entity List. BIS stated it has continuously been unable to verify the bona fides of these companies due to the Russian

On December 15, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it was adding Russian banks and financial services entities as well as additional Russian persons to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List in order to further isolate Russia from global markets. For additional information on these entities and

On November 21, 2022, the Department of the Treasury issued a Determination pursuant to Executive Order 14071 (prohibiting new investment in and the provision of certain services to the Russian Federation, see Update of April 7, 2022), that prohibits the following categories of services related to the maritime transport of crude oil of Russian

On November 10, 2022, the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) announced that it was revoking Russia’s status as a market economy (ME) and reclassifying the country as a non-market economy (NME) for any antidumping (AD) proceeding. In announcing this determination, the ITA noted that Russia’s market-oriented economic reforms “have notably and significantly backtracked.”

On November 10, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued amended Russia-related General License No. 8D extending the authorization to conduct transactions involving Vnesheconombank, Bank Financial Corporation Otkritie, Sberbank, VTB Bank, Alfa-Bank, and the Central Bank of Russia that are related to energy until May 15, 2023. The original

On October 14, 2022, the Departments of Commerce, Treasury and State issued a joint alert regarding the Impact of Sanctions and Export Controls on Russia’s Military-Industrial Complex. The alert provides a summary of the major actions taken by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) with

On September 30, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated hundreds of Russian individuals and entities and placed them on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List in response to Russia’s illegal annexation of additional Ukrainian territories.

The new designations target 14 suppliers connected to the country’s military-industrial complex, including