U.S slaps technology export ban on Russia

Feb. 25, 2022
The White House has instructed the U.S. Commerce Department to impose restrictions on the export of technology, including telecommunications systems and lasers, to Russia, Stephen Hardy reports for Lightwave.

WASHINGTON - In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the White House has instructed the U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), to impose restrictions on the export of technology, including telecommunications systems and lasers, to Russia. The restrictions are intended to shut off Russia’s defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors from critical technology developed in the U.S. or that U.S. components made in the U.S. The European Union and five other countries are expected to impose similar sanctions, Stephen Hardy reports for LightwaveContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

25 February 2022 - Lightwave, like Military & Aerospace Electronics, is owned by Endeavor Business Media. Lightwave's Hardy writes that as was the case with ZTE and Huawei previously, certain organizations within the Russian defense ecosystem have been placed on the Entity List (see “U.S. Commerce Dept. finds ZTE violated export disciplinary agreement, bans U.S. component supply” and “Huawei faces U.S. technology access ban”).

Placement on the list requires that special licenses be obtained for items developed in the U.S. as well as foreign items produced using U.S. equipment, software, and blueprints before they can be sent to the Russian entities on the list. Instructions for filing for such licenses state that the parties involved should assume such license requests will be denied.

The Commerce Department has imposed restrictions on Russian access to semiconductors, computers, telecommunications technology, information security equipment, lasers, and sensors. (For a definition of what constitutes “telecommunications,” visit the BIS website.) Concurrently, BIS added 49 Russian military end-user organizations to its Entity List.

In addition to the EU, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand have agreed to adopt similar sanctions. The Commerce Department said via a release that it expects other countries to follow suit.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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