By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: United States

At a glance

Initial Imposition of EU sanctions & Subsequent Amendments

These sanctions are relatively unique in that they are not imposed against the USA, per se, but rather to protect EU individuals and businesses from the extra-territorial effect of US laws regarding carrying out business in Iran, Libya and Cuba.

The measures began in 1996 and empowered Member States to take measures to protect the interests of the relevant individuals and businesses.

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China sanctions Nancy Pelosi over visit to Taiwan

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has announced the imposition of sanctions on Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family members following her recent visit to Taiwan. The Foreign Ministry said that the visit constituted “a gross interference in China’s internal affairs”. China has also responded to the visit by blocking the import of certain food …

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Russia imposes travel bans on 61 US citizens

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced travel bans on a further 61 US citizens on Monday (6 June 2022), in response to US sanctions on the country and US allegations of malicious Russian cyber activity. Among those targeted are US officials (including Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen) and businesspeople who operate within the media, finance, aviation and shipping industries. See …

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963 US citizens banned from entering Russia

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released an updated list of 963 US citizens who are subject to travel bans in response to US “anti-Russian sanctions”. Press Release. In addition to those already banned from entering Russia, such as President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken (see post, post & post), the list includes politicians, lawyers, technology executives, …

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Russia expands its US & Canada sanctions lists

Today, Russia announced the expansion of its US & Canada sanctions lists. Russia added 29 people to its US sanctions list, including Vice President Kamala Harris, US deputy secretary of defence Kathleen Hicks, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Bank of America Brian Thomas Moynihan. Notice. The list of Canadians who are banned from entry to Russia was expanded by …

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Russia Sanctions US & Canada officials

On 13 April 2022 Russia announced its sanctions related counter measures against Canadian & American senators. Russia sanctioned 87 Canadian senators, banning them from entry to Russia. (Notice) Russia also added to its ‘stop-list’ 398 members of the United States House of Representatives (Notice)  

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Current Sanctions

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