Bureau of industry and security of the Ministry of Commerce of the United States of America decided to expand the list of Russian companies subject to restrictive measures by the United States. A complete list will be printed 7 September in the official Gazette Federal Register, however, it is now known that it included more than 80 enterprises of Russia and Crimea.
Published on the Federal Register document lists 81 companies under 86-TEW titles, of which 75 – located in Russia, seven in the Crimea and two in Hong Kong and India.
Formally, the new restrictive measures have become “additive” to the sanctions imposed against Russia in connection with the crisis in the South-East of Ukraine and Crimea into the Russian Federation. However, the explanatory note says that this time the choice of the American Department of Commerce focused exclusively on the relationship between Russia – US and extended the list includes organizations that “harm national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.
It is already known that under the new sanctions, the company, controlled by Gazprom, as well as construction, transport and defence companies operating on the Crimean Peninsula. The document lists such companies as “Giovan” (Giovan Ltd), “Angstrem-M” “Angstrom”, “Angstrom-T”, St.-Petersburg Institute “Giprostroymost”, Perm scientific-industrial instrument making company, the shipyard “Zvezdochka”, JSC “Mikron”, JSC NPF “Micran”, “SGM-bridge” (“daughter” of “SGM”), SPC “Pomegranate”, “Technopol company”, “Teknopol limited”, OJSC “VO Related and others.
“Restrictions mean the introduction in relation to are listed in the registry of organizations of additional requirements for the licensing and restriction of access to most license exceptions for exports, re-export, or transfer within the United States of America”, – the document says.
So, for the 51 “daughters” “Gazprom” has introduced a mandatory licensing of all deliveries, “when the exporter, re-exporter or the transmitter knows that the product will be directly or indirectly used for exploration or production of oil and gas in deep water of the continental shelf in the Arctic.”
“When considering licensing applications for fall under the restrictive measures of companies, in accordance with the sanctions regime will operate a “presumption of denial,” adds the U.S. Department of Commerce.