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Sanctions and Export Restrictions

On February 24, 2022, the U.S. government imposed severe sanctions and increased export restrictions on Russia and entities supporting the Russian government. 

On June 11, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced that “we will wind down institutional, administrative, funding, and personnel relationships and research collaborations in the fields of science and technology with Russian government-affiliated research institutions and individuals who continue to be employed by or work under the direction of those institutions”.

Economic Sanctions/Restricted Parties

Multiple businesses, banks, and individuals are restricted by the U.S. Government due to their support of the Government of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Conducting business or other activities with restricted parties, their subsidiaries or family members may be prohibited or require an export license.  The Export Compliance Officer can assist in identifying barred parties through Restricted Party Screenings.

Export Restrictions

Items that previously did not require a license now require government authorization. The export sanctions are intended to restrict high-level technologies that would advance Russia’s defense, maritime, and aviation growth. Many items and technologies subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are affected, including but not limited to computers,  semiconductors, telecommunication, encryption security, lasers, sensors, navigation, avionics, propulsion, aerospace, and maritime technologies. Check with the Export Compliance Officer before shipping or transferring any items or technology to Russia.

Next Steps

Please contact the Export Compliance Officer for guidance if you currently have or anticipate any activities involving individuals, colleagues, businesses, universities, etc. in Russia, including (but not limited to):

  • Collaborating on research or other projects (funded or unfunded)
  • Shipments
  • Financial transactions
  • Appointments at Russian institutions (paid or unpaid)

Contact the Export Compliance Officer for any questions or assistance with impacts of these changes.