ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Feb 2022
In February 2022, the EU banned all exports of dual-use, oil refining and aviation goods and technology to Russia. The measure forms part of the second sanctions package against Russia in the context of the attack on Ukraine.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Official Journal of the EU, EUR-Lex. "Council Regulation (EU) 2022/328 of 25 February 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine". 25/02/2022. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.049.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A049%3ATOC
European Council. Press release. "Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine: EU imposes sanctions against President Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov and adopts wide ranging individual and economic sanctions". 25/02/2022. Available at: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2022/02/25/russia-s-military-aggression-against-ukraine-eu-imposes-sanctions-against-president-putin-and-foreign-minister-lavrov-and-adopts-wide-ranging-individual-and-economic-sanctions/
Official Journal of the EU, EUR-Lex. "Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2021 setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items (recast)". 11/06/2021. Available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32021R0821&qid=1646056161088
European Commission. Dual-use trade controls. "Correlation list between TARIC and Dual-Use codes-January 2022 (Excel)". Available at: https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/html/160003.htm
On 25 February 2022, the European Union adopted Council Regulation (EU) 2022/328 prohibiting the exporting, selling, supplying, or transferring of a series of goods and technology to Russia. The measure enters into force the day following its publication on the official gazette, namely on 26 February 2022. In particular, the regulation bans:
The measure forms part of the second sanctions package issued by the EU against Russia in the context of the attack on Ukraine. In this context, the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, noted: "President Putin and his government started a war against an independent, sovereign neighbouring country. The behaviour of the Russian leadership constitutes a major threat to international peace and security. Today, we are replying with the strongest possible restrictive measures".
It modifies Regulation (EU) 833/2014 which set the sanctions against Russia in the context of the Crimea conflict in 2014.
EU's sanctions on Russia
On 25 February 2022, the EU instituted its second package of measures targetting the Russian Federation for the recognition of non-government-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine as independent entities and the subsequent decision to send Russian troops into these areas. The package also includes restrictions on the provision of financial services to certain Russian entities, and visa procedures for Russian business representatives (see related state acts).
The first package was adopted earlier on 25 February 2022, whilst the third package was adopted on 28 February 2022 (see related state acts). The packages have been closely coordinated with G7 and NATO allies.
On 8 April 2022, the EU adopted Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576 updating Annex X regarding the list of export goods and technology suited for use in oil refining. The measure removed tariff subheadings 8456.90 and 8543.70 from the list and added 4 other subheadings (see related state act).