ECO steps up ban on exports to Russia

20 August 2014

MORE export restrictions to Russia have been announced in the wake of the EU’s announcement of sanctions after the annexing of the Ukraine and shooting down of flight MH17

The Export Control organisation (ECO) has now added the country to the list of prohibited destinations for a series of export licences. These are:

In addition, the Open General Trade Control Licence (Category C Goods) and the Open General Trade Control Licence (Trade and Transportation: Small Arms and Light Weapons) have also been updated to include South Sudan under the list of prohibited destinations.

Russia, Syria and Libya have also been specifically named under point (1) of Schedule 2 on both these trade control licences which cover restrictions on importing, buying, procuring or transporting licensable goods from sanctioned destinations into the EU.

A new detailed information Q&A sheet to help exporters understand the implications of the new sanctions against Russia has been issued and can be seen at: Russia Sanctions FAQ August 2014

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