BIS Amends the EAR to Expand Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus and Over 300 New Sanctions Designations

June 2024
Region: Global

On June 12, 2024, the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed additional export control measures against Russia and Belarus by expanding the scope of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) sectoral sanctions.

The amendments to the EAR were issued in conjunction with the issuance of sanctions against over 300 individuals and entities by the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of State.

The US has increasingly implemented restrictive sanctions against Russia since February 2022 (see our last alert).