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As separate measures, Australia has announced: a 35% additional tariff for products from Belarus and Russia; andnew luxury goods export sanctions for Russia. 35% additional tariff for goods from Russia or Belarus On 1 April 2022, the Notice of Intention to Propose Customs Tariff Alterations (No. 3) 2022 was published, outlining Australia’s intention to apply an additional 35% tariff on all imports from Russia, as well as Belarus. The tariff will be applied to “additional…

The first designated party listings under Australia’s Magnitsky-style thematic sanctions regime took effect on 30 March 2022. This sanctions regime came into operation in December 2021. The new designated party listings target Russian individuals who the Minister believes were responsible for the corruption exposed by Sergei Magnitsky and individuals involved in his subsequent abuse and death. The list published includes 39 Russian individuals who are now the subject of designated party sanctions and travel bans.…

Over the past week, Australia has made several additions to its autonomous sanctions measures targeting Russia. Of particular note: Australia has expanded the list of individuals and entities subject to the designated party sanctions (and travel bans). The additions to the list include:Individuals including Russian oligarchs, political and economic elites, and current or former members of the Russian government. The list also includes individuals identified as family members of oligarchs which the government indicated it…