Further to notice to exporters 2022/22, a tranche of new trade sanctions on Russia was introduced on 28 October 2022.
Full details of the new measures, which augment the sanctions measures introduced in 2014, can be found in The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 15) Regulations 2022.
Prohibitions on the export, supply and delivery, and making available of additional products, to, or for use in, Russia (as well as related technical assistance, financial services and funds, and brokering services). These include additional items on the G7 Dependency and Further Goods List and oil refining technology and manufacturing products. Appropriate licences can be sought for sanctioned activity, for example for humanitarian purposes.
Prohibition on the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) which is consigned from or originating in Russia, and a prohibition on the acquisition of on LNG which originates in Russia or which is located in Russia with the intention of the LNG entering the UK (as well as related technical assistance, financial services and funds, and brokering services). This measure will be brought into force on 1 January 2023.
Expansion of the current import and related prohibitions on revenue generating goods, to include: beverages, spirits, vinegar (including vodka), food waste products (primarily beet pulp), as well as related technical assistance, financial services and funds, and brokering services. Appropriate licences can be sought for sanctioned activity.
Expansion of the current prohibitions on the import and acquisition of gold and relevant ancillary services to apply to (i) gold which has been processed in a third country, incorporating gold originating in Russia and (ii) gold jewellery (with an exception for personal use which will also apply to the export of gold jewellery).
There are some exceptions to the prohibitions, which are set out in detail in the legislation, and licences can be granted in very limited circumstances.
Expansion of the current prohibitions within Part 3 (Finance) of the 2019 Regulations regarding loans to certain companies connected with Russia or owned by persons connected with Russia.
There are also financial sanctions against Russia and further information is available from the Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI).
Further guidance and support
Guidance on the scope of sanctions against Russia, including the circumstances in which licences can be granted, will shortly be updated and can be found on the Russia sanctions: guidance page.
For further information on import related sanctions, contact DIT’s Import Licensing Branch, email: email@example.com.
The Export Support Service is ready to help with any other enquiries about exporting or trading with Russia or Ukraine that are not specific to the requirement for export licences.