New Zealand adds 61 entities to Russia sanctions list

New Zealand adopted the Russia Sanctions Amendment Regulations (No 8) 2022 on 1 August 2022. The Amendment Regulations add ‘a branch or an independent arm of service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, including Logistical Support of the Russian Armed Forces’ as a class of entities sanctioned under the Regulations and designate 61 specific entities, including SOGAZ and the Russian Railway. Press Release. See here for more information.

Russia had imposed travel bans on 32 New Zealand citizens on 30 July in response to the country’s Russia sanctions. Those listed by Russia included mayors of numerous cities, Defence Force officials, journalists and academics. Press Release.

New Zealand adopted an autonomous sanctions framework through the Russia Sanctions Act, which received Royal assent on 11 March 2022.

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