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Tuesday 7th February

UK Sanctions relating to Russia: Briefing by UK Government

We invite you to attend a webinar hosted by HMG officials to help you understand recent changes to UK sanctions relating to commercial services trade with Russia. The briefing will help your organisation stay up to date and understand how you can comply with recent changes. The new measures expand the services export prohibitions to cover audit, architecture, engineering, advertising, and IT consultancy and design services.

The government’s existing guidance is summarised here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/russia-sanctions-guidance/russia-sanctions-guidance

The latest amendment to the Russia (Sanctions) legislation can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2022/1331/contents/made

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of new services trade sanctions measures: sectoral scope and activities
  • Process for licensing and disclosures
  • Q&A (answers will be provided to questions submitted in advance and, time permitting, a short slot may be offered to respond to questions submitted on the day via the event chat)

You are encouraged to register via this Microsoft Form by Friday February 3 at 12.00pm latest. You may also submit questions in advance via this form.

Speakers will include representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Department for International Trade (DIT), Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and other government departments.

The webinar will take place on 7 February at 1100hrs GMT and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams Live