We understand that the Department of International Trade (DIT) is planning some information webinars later this month, but in the meantime, we have been offered the following advice – note that trade does not necessarily have to be with Russia (or Belarus) directly to be covered by these changes.
- Businesses should continue to check the guidance pages at https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/department-for-international-trade-russia to ensure business activities are compliant with the current sanctions against Russia.
- You should check if your product is on the export ban list which can be found in the Russian Sanctions: Guidance document at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/russia-sanctions-guidance
- You should check if the product is covered by UK import controls which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/import-controls
- You can stay up to date with the latest government notifications on export controls by signing up to the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) e-alert service at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKECO/subscriber/new
The new measures include a list of critical-industry goods and critical-industry technology which are now prohibited for export, supply or transfer to, or for use in, Russia, along with the provision of related technical assistance.
Confirmation of the relevant notifications to exporters can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-to-exporters-202203-licence-suspensions-and-ogels-revised and https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-to-exporters-202204-introduction-of-new-sanctions-against-russia