U.S. order temporarily denying export privileges of Russian airline

Russian airline engaged in conduct prohibited by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Russian airline engaged in conduct prohibited by the Export Administration Regulations

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce today released for publication in the Federal Register an order temporarily denying export privileges of a Russian airline.

The Office of Export Enforcement requested the order based upon facts indicating that the Russian airline engaged in conduct prohibited by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by operating multiple aircraft subject to the EAR and classified under Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 9A991 on international flights, including from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Khudzhand, Tajikistan and Tamchy, Kyrgyzstan to Russia after March 2, 2022, without the required BIS authorization.

All of these flights would have required export or reexport licenses from BIS, while no BIS authorizations were either sought or obtained by the Russian airline for these exports or reexports to Russia.

The order temporarily denying export privileges [PDF 277 KB] is effective immediately and will remain in effect for 180 days. (Note that the notice is dated October 18, 2022, and scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2022).

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