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Russia and Belarus Trade Sanctions Update

Russia and Belarus Trade Sanctions Update

The Department for International Trade has today announced new economic sanctions against Russia.  

The new sanctions will deny Russia and Belarus access to Most Favoured Nation tariffs for hundreds of their exports and ban UK exports of high-end luxury goods to both countries. The full press release can be viewed here.

In addition, UK Export Finance has announced it will no longer issue any new guarantees, loans and insurance for exports to Russia and Belarus, whilst retaining £3.5 billion of financial support for trade to Ukraine. You can view the press release here

Upcoming webinars: 

HMG officials are hosting two webinars for businesses about the recent changes to UK sanctions relating to Russia.

  • UK Sanctions relating to Russia: Briefing by UK Government, Thursday 17 March, 13:00 GMT 
    The webinar will cover; sanctions legislation overview; new sanctions measures: financial, trade and transport; individual and entity designations; and humanitarian issues. Please register via Eventbrite

 

  • UK sanctions against Russia, Thursday 24 March, 14:00 – 15:30 GMT
    The webinar will cover; the scope of sanctions, scope and application of trade sanctions; financial sanctions: restrictions and general licenses; the Export Support Service and enforcement of trade sanctions. Further details can be found here, and you can register here

Reminder - businesses and traders with questions relating to trading with Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus can submit their enquiries to DIT’s Export Support Service by visiting https://www.gov.uk/ask-export-support-team, or calling the helpline using the number 0300 303 8955.

Please also click here for further details and support on trade with Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.

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