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Media By Service: Export Controls & Sanctions

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  • Belgian Unit of US company to pay $1.6M for illegal Syrian exports

    10 Oct 2014

    A Belgian subsidiary of a US company has pleaded guilty to breaching export controls when it shipped components used in oil extraction equipment to Syria in 2006.

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  • Economic & Trade Sanctions Update - Russia

    12 Sep 2014

    The further sanctions introduce a complete prohibition on the provision of drilling, well testing and logging and completion services and the supply of specialised floating vessels for deep water or arctic oil exploration and production or shale oil projects...

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  • Economic & Trade Sanctions Update – Russia & Ukraine

    30 Jul 2014

    On 29 July both the EU and US announcement sector level sanctions which will impact on business within Russia and Ukraine and with companies and persons from those countries. The EU sanctions are due to come into force on 31 July when implementing EU...

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  • Russian Trade Sanctions

    18 Jul 2014

    On 16 July 2014 the US Treasury announced new targeted sanctions against two major Russian financial institutions and two Russian energy firms. The Treasury has also extended its list of Specially Designated Nationals who are believed to be connected...

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  • Russian Sanctions List

    14 May 2014

    The list of designated persons has also been updated to include an additional 13 individuals and two entities. The individuals are mainly politicians, heads of the military, members of law committees, heads of the migration service, head of the electoral...

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  • Russian Trade Sanctions

    30 Apr 2014

    The US, EU, Australia and Canada have imposed sanctions against Russians and Ukrainians in connection with actions which undermine the sovereignty of Ukraine. Several countries, including the UK, have withdrawn export licences for military and dual use...

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