The European Council has renewed sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol until 23 June 2018 and also sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2018. The sanctions followed Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol in 2014.
The measures in place concerning Crimea and Sevastopol have been amended several times and now include:
- A ban on imports of goods from Crimea or Sevastopol
- A ban on investment in real estate in Crimea and Sevastopol
- A ban on investment in entities in Crimea and Sevastopol
- An embargo on certain goods and technology for use in certain sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas and mineral resources)
- A ban on provision of certain services (related to such goods and technology)
- A ban on provision of certain services related to infrastructure in certain sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas and mineral resources)
- A ban on provision of certain services related to tourism
- A prohibition for certain ships to enter ports in Crimea and Sevastopol.
Restrictive measures on Russia include:
- an arms embargo
- a prohibition on the supply of dual-use items which are or may be intended for military end use or for a military end-user in Russia
- requirement of an export licence for the export of certain energy-related equipment and technology to Russia (or any other country if such equipment or technology is for use in Russia).
EU Council Decision 2017/1087 concerning Crimea and Sevastopol can be found here:
Council Decision [CFSP] 2017/1087)
EU Council Decision 2017/1148 can be found here:
(Council Decision [CFSP] 2017/1148)
Notice to Exporters 2017/12 can be found here: