Council decision 2014/386/CFSP of 23 June 2014 introduced restrictions on goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol, in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. The decision has been amended several times and the measures in place now include:
ban on imports of goods from Crimea or Sevastopol
ban on investment in real estate in Crimea and Sevastopol
ban on investment in entities in Crimea and Sevastopol
embargo on certain goods and technology for use in certain sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas and mineral resources)
ban on provision of certain services (related to such goods and technology)
ban on provision of certain services related to infrastructure in certain sectors (transport, telecommunications, energy, oil, gas and mineral resources)
ban on provision of certain services related to tourism
prohibition for certain ships to enter ports in Crimea and Sevastopol
On 19 June the EU renewed the restrictive measures and these will remain in place until 23 June 2018.
Council decision 2014/512/CFSP of 23 June 2014 introduced EU economic sanctions in response to Russia’s destabilising role in Eastern Ukraine. As a reminder to exporters, the restrictive measures include:
an arms embargo
a prohibition on 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)
On 28 June the EU renewed the restrictive measures and these will remain in place until 31 January 2018.