The War in Ukraine and Sanctions Against Russia

Anne-Liese Heinichen
ERAI, Inc.

ERAI is deeply concerned by the war in Ukraine. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been widely condemned internationally and by the United Nations General Assembly. The conflict has made the world less safe and more unpredictable.

Alongside the resulting refugee and humanitarian crisis, the invasion is further straining global supply chains in the electronics, aerospace, and automotive industries. Raw material shortages of critical metals and gases threaten to further slow and possibly stall critical component production.

In response to Russia’s aggression, the US Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented sweeping export controls with the aim of restricting the Russian Federation’s access to technologies and dual-use components with the goal of limiting Russia’s military capabilities. Cutting off Russia’s access to semiconductors and aircraft components thereby crippling Russia’s ability to wage war is dependent upon companies’ willingness to comply with the sanctions.

Many of these items, including semiconductors, computers, telecommunications, information security equipment, lasers and sensors, were not previously subject to controls for export to Russia. In tandem with the US Government’s efforts, the European Union, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and South Korea have implemented their own restrictions. In accordance, Singapore and Taiwan have voiced their support. In addition, restrictions have been placed on exports to Belarus, a country that substantially enables Russia’s military action in Ukraine. Violators in the US face customs seizures, fines and incarceration.

All organizations are encouraged to stay abreast of ever-changing restrictions. The Government will likely not accept ignorance or organizations that have “turned a blind eye” as an excuse. Your organization is expected to perform due diligence with customers to ensure compliance with sanctions.

ERAI is committed in doing everything in our power to help and will not allow Russia or Belarusia based organizations access to ERAI data and is fully complying with any sanctions imposed.

Access the Implementation of Sanctions Against Russia Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on the Federal Register at:

Access the Imposition of Sanctions Against Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on the Federal Register at:

Read the White House Fact Sheets:

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