BIS Adds New Sanctions Page to Website on Russia, Belarus

March 10, 2022

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added a new webpage to its website today to provide U.S. exporters with updated information on the new export controls and sanctions related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

BIS “has taken swift and severe action to impose stringent export controls on Russia,” the webpage states. “These restrictions have also been applied to Belarus in response to its substantial enabling of Russia’s invasion.”

The webpage includes recent news releases, fact sheets and presentations, guidance documents, FAQs, enforcement resources and legal resources.

“The actions taken by BIS,” the webpage states, “build on existing restrictions in place on Russia since its occupation of Crimea in 2014 and for other purposes. Certain of these restrictions remain in effect; others have been expanded in scope as a result of the recent actions. In particular, BIS has imposed controls on a range of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that did not previously require export licenses when destined for Russia. BIS has also imposed similarly stringent controls on items subject to the EAR that are destined for Belarus. Notably, both countries have been made subject to broad in-country transfer controls.”

BIS says the webpage will be expanded and updated over time.