On August 2, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added further Russian individuals, entities and vessels to its Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List.  The designations include numerous Russian individuals connected to Russia President Vladimir Putin, as well as multinational companies Investitsionnaya Kompaniya MMK-FINANS (an investment and financial copany) and

On July 14, 2022, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued General License (GL) 30A authorizing transactions through December 16, 2022 involving SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (formerly known as Gazprom Germania GmbH) or any entity in which SEFE Securing Energy for Europe GmbH owns, directly or indirectly, a 50

On July 14, 2022, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released a food security fact sheet on Russian sanctions and agricultural trade and an amended General License (GL) 6B to broaden the scope of the authorizations relating to transactions involving agricultural and medical products. The Department’s press release emphasized that “[a]gricultural

On June 28, 2022, The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 70 entities and 29 individuals involved in Russia’s defense industrial base.  In addition, the Department of State impose visa restrictions on 511 Russian military officers, and sanctioned an additional 45 entities and 29 individuals.  The designations and placement of

On June 28, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in consultation with the Departments of Commerce and State, issued a determination prohibiting gold imports from Russia, the country’s largest non-energy export, effective immediately. According to the determination, gold imports of Russian Federation origin are prohibited, except to the extent

On June 27, 2022, President Joseph Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation announcing that the United States was increasing the duty rate to 35% ad valorem on certain products from Russia effective July 28, 2022. The White House indicated that this higher tariff will affect “more than 570 groups of Russian products worth approximately $2.3 billion”;

On June 14, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued amended Russia-related General License No. 8C extending the authorization to conduct transactions involving the Central Bank of Russia and certain Russian banks that are related to energy until December 5, 2022.  The original General License No. 8, issued on

On June 2, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated and blocked numerous additional Russian and related entities that are “key networks” relied upon by President Vladimir Putin and other Russian elites “to attempt to hide and move money and anonymously make use of luxury assets around the globe.”

The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently issued several Russia-related general licenses under the Russian Harmful Foreign Activities Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 587 (RuHSR). These licenses authorize certain activities which would otherwise be prohibited under OFAC sanctions toward Russia:

GL 26A extends until July 12, 2022 existing authorizations for