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BIS Takes Enforcement Actions Against Three Russian Airlines Operating Aircraft in Violation of U.S. Export Controls

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Today, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod issued orders denying the export privileges of three Russian Airlines – Aeroflot, Azur Air, and UTair – due to ongoing export violations related to comprehensive export controls on Russia imposed by the Commerce Department. These three Temporary Denial Orders (TDOs) terminate the right of...

Commerce Adds 120 Entities in Russia and Belarus to the Entity List, Further Limiting the Russian and Belarusian Militaries’ Access to Items That Support Aggression Against Ukraine

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The U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has taken additional action to degrade Russian and Belarusian defense, aerospace, maritime, and other strategic sectors in response to Russia’s brutal assault on the sovereignty of Ukraine. BIS is issuing a final rule adding 120 entities to the Entity List. Ninety-five (95) entities are being added as military end...

Women’s History Month: Meet the Woman Behind the United States’ Stringent Export Controls on Russia

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You may not know the woman at the helm of the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine. Through her outspoken advocacy for her team at the Bureau of Industry and Security and her definitive leadership in the face of geopolitical crisis, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Thea Kendler intends to change that. Since assuming office last December, Ms. Kendler has served as the policy leader...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova

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Today, Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo met with Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Oksana Markarova to discuss the Department’s role in the export controls placed on Russia by the United States government and a broad coalition of partner-countries. The Secretary and Ambassador Markarova also discussed ways in which the Department of Commerce can continue to support the extraordinary...

Commerce Department Identifies Commercial and Private Aircraft Exported to Russia in Apparent Violation of U.S. Export Controls

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Providing Any Form of Service to These Aircraft is Also a Likely Violation of U.S. Law Today, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), publicly identified commercial and private aircraft that have flown into Russia in apparent violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). In so doing, BIS is notifying the public that providing any form of service...

Commerce Restricts the Export of Luxury Goods to Russia and Belarus and to Russian and Belarusian Oligarchs and Malign Actors in Latest Response to Aggression Against Ukraine

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Today, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed restrictions on the export, reexport, and transfer (in country) of luxury goods to all end users in the Russian Federation (Russia) and Belarus and to certain Russian and Belarusian oligarchs and malign actors located worldwide. This action is in response to Russia’s brutal, continuing invasion of Ukraine (as...

Joint Statement on the Republic of Korea’s Partnership on Export Controls for Russia

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The Republic of Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon, Sung Wook and Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo are pleased to announce the formal addition of the Republic of Korea to the growing global coalition of nations that are standing against Russian aggression by implementing stringent export control policies. The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its Bureau of Industry and...

Commerce Takes Further Actions to Target Russian Strategic Industries and Punish Enablers of Aggression

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The U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has taken two additional actions in response to Russia’s brutal assault on the sovereignty of Ukraine. The new regulations target Russia’s oil refining sector with new stringent export controls and identify 91 entities that support Russian military activities. These actions will further restrict access to U.S...

Commerce Imposes Sweeping Export Restrictions on Belarus for Enabling Russia's Further Invasion of Ukraine

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Today, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), imposed on Belarus the stringent export controls made effective on Russia on February 24, 2022, in response to Belarus’s substantial enabling of Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine. Application of these controls on Belarus will help to prevent the diversion of items, including technology and software, in the...

Commerce Implements Sweeping Restrictions on Exports to Russia in Response to Further Invasion of Ukraine

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Today, the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), responded to Russia’s further invasion of Ukraine by implementing a sweeping series of stringent export controls that will severely restrict Russia’s access to technologies and other items that it needs to sustain its aggressive military capabilities. These controls primarily target Russia’s defense, aerospace...