On March 8th, 2022, the Presidential Decree No. 100 was published
regarding “The application of special economic measures in foreign economic activity in order to ensure the security of the Russian Federation”.
This Decree expressly prohibits or restricts (as the case may be) the import and export of certain categories of goods (finished products and raw materials) to/from the territory of the Russian Federation until December 31, 2022. An exception is made for imports or exports of products or materials for personal use.
The list of product categories affected by the restrictive measures in question was published on March 9th, 2022 by means of two executive orders (no. 311 and 312) that intervene only with reference to exports from the Russian Federation to third countries and mainly regard machinery and industrial products.
Head of the East European Desk