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EU trade sanctions in response to situation in Ukraine

On 9 March 2022, the EU adopted additional sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal and unprovoked military aggression against Ukraine. These sanctions build on, and expand, the earlier sanctions.

EU sanctions regulations have direct effect in all Member States of the EU, and, as such, are legally binding on all natural and legal persons in Ireland. Private companies, therefore, have an obligation to ensure that they are in full compliance with these new measures. A natural or legal person who contravenes a provision of an EU sanctions regulation shall be guilty of an offence and liable to prosecution.

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment have a summary of the key trade provisions of the EU sanctions enacted to date that you can visit here. The Department has prepared an associated Guidance Notice.

Both the information on this page, and that which is contained in the Notice, are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute a legal interpretation of the EU Regulations. Traders should consult the EU Regulations directly, and when necessary, obtain professional advice.

This webpage and the Notice will be regularly reviewed, and while every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, the situation is very dynamic and the sanctions, including the lists of prohibited goods, are liable to change.