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24 August 2018
On 8 August 2018 the US administration announced that it will be imposing sanctions on the Russian government under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act 1991 over the use of a novichok nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal.
After a 15-day congressional notification period, the sanctions will take effect when published in the Federal Register, which is expected to take place around 22 August 2018.
Under the act, the following sanctions must go into effect:
Of these five sanctions, the fifth, the prohibition on the export of national security-controlled items to the Russian government, is likely the most significant. State Department officials have indicated that these export control sanctions will be applied to exports to all Russian state-owned or state-funded enterprises, estimated to be around 70% of the Russian economy and 40% of the Russian workforce.
However, lessening this blow, State Department officials have indicated that there will be carve-outs from the export control sanctions permitting case-by-case licensing of items for export to the Russian government for:
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