Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/396 of March 9, 2022, added a total of 160 persons to Annex I of Regulation (EU) No. 269/2014 who are subject to a freezing of assets as well as direct and indirect provision prohibitions. The newly listed persons include 146 members of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation and another 14 persons who support and benefit from the Government of the Russian Federation.
Regulation (EU) 2022/394 of March 9, 2022, introduces a ban on the sale, supply, transfer and export of maritime goods and technologies listed in Annex XVI. The ban applies to direct or indirect sales and transfers to persons, entities and bodies in Russia or for use in Russia or for carriage on board a vessel flying the Russian flag. All services and assistance related to these technologies are prohibited as well.
Furthermore, Annexes VI, IX, and XIII are amended, which includes, in particular, a further specification of the prohibited goods and technologies’ provisions.
Companies that continue to do business with Russia should verify that their business partners are not directly or indirectly designated on the new sanctions lists. In addition, one should check whether the expansion and specification of the embargo's lists of goods affect the company's own products to take countermeasures in good time, if necessary, since the sale is already prohibited and thus punishable.