On March 2nd, 2023, the U.S. Departments of Justice, Commerce, and Treasury issued a joint compliance note on the use of third-party intermediaries or transshipment points to evade Russian- and Belarussian-related sanctions and export controls. This note marks the first collective effort by the three agencies to inform the private sector about enforcement trends and provide guidance to the business community on compliance with U.S. sanctions and export laws.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th of last year, the Department of Commerce has launched a series of export control restrictions on Russia in partnership with over three dozen allies. These restrictions have severely impacted Russia’s ability to sustain its aggression.
You can read the full joint compliance note here: https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/documents/about-bis/newsroom/press-releases/3241-tri-seal-final-clean/file
If you have any questions about the compliance note, the Logistics Plus Customs and Compliance team is here to help.