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

Key Notes:

  • OFAC implemented blocking and other sanctions against major Russian and Belarusian financial institutions.
  • OFAC implemented blocking and other sanctions against state-owned enterprises, prominent government officials and other persons or entities.
  • OFAC implemented blocking sanctions targeting involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
  • OFAC implemented sanctions related to Russian government debt.
  • The United States

On March 3, 2022, the State Department announced that the United States was sanctioning certain Russian companies deemed to design, develop, and produce items that the Russian military is using to attack Ukraine. Specifically, the following 21 entities are being designated pursuant to E.O. 14024, because “they are persons who operate or have operated in

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 3, 2022, President Joseph Biden announced that the United States was sanctioning an extensive list of “Russian elites” and their family members. In a White House press release, the president stated that, “[t]hese individuals and their family members will be cut off from the U.S. financial system, their assets in the United

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.