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On Monday 27 May 2024, the EU established a new sanctions framework for the implementation of restrictive measures against those responsible for serious human rights violations or abuses, for the accelerating and systematic repression of civil society and democratic opposition, and for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Russia. As set out in Council Decision (CFSP) 2024/1484 and Council Regulation (EU) 2024/1485 (“Russia Human Rights Regulation”). In its press release (here), the European…

The US and UK introduced new prohibitions last month related to Russian-origin aluminum, copper, and nickel produced on or after April 13, 2024. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued two determinations imposing new restrictions on the importation of Russian-origin aluminum, copper, and nickel produced on or after to April 13, 2024 (the “Covered Russian Metals”) into the United States, and on the provision by US persons or within…