USA imposed trade restrictions against 45 Russian organizations

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The Bureau of Industry and Security at the US Department of Commerce (BIS) has published a sanctions list of 103 companies and agencies from Russia and China that cooperate with the armed forces of their states. This is stated in a message published on the agency’s website on December 21.

Under the restrictions, in particular, the state corporation Rostec, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), the Progress rocket and space center (part of Roscosmos), the MiG and Tupolev companies, and Oboronprom were included.

In addition, the list includes the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the Foreign Intelligence Service, as well as the NL Dukhov All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Automation and the Central Scientific Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering.

For the first time since 2014, Rosatom enterprises are on the list. Private Russian enterprises, such as OOO Argut and Promtekh-Dubna, were also subject to export restrictions.

According to the US authorities, these organizations are recognized as “military end users”, which makes them subject to export controls. Now American companies will need to obtain special licenses to export, re-export or transfer products to organizations on the sanctions list.

Among the enterprises of the PRC that fell under the sanctions are the International Holding Corporation AVIC, Hafei Aviation Industry and others. Restrictions will also apply to Beijing Aviation Institute AECC, Avic Flight Control Research Institute (FACRI), AVIC Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute (LETRI) and other institutes.

In total, the list includes 45 Russian organizations and 58 companies from the PRC. Moreover, the Irkut corporation is mentioned there three times, and the United Aircraft Corporation and the Kazan Helicopter Plant – twice, RIA Novosti notes.

As the agency was told in Rostec, the inclusion of the corporation in the US Department of Commerce’s sanctions list is another round of unfriendly actions.

The US Department of Commerce also stated that the list is not final and may be supplemented. Categories of goods subject to export control and details of licensing policy will be published on December 22.

On December 21, it became known that advisers to US President-elect Joe Biden are discussing the possibility of imposing sanctions against Russia in connection with a cyberattack against US government agencies, in which Moscow is attributed in Washington.

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