Russia-Ukraine Sanctions Resource Center


Governments around the world have imposed a wide range of sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, in addition to measures already in place since the start of the Russia-Ukraine crisis in 2014.

Updated as and when Governments announce new sanctions and trade restrictions, this resource center helps businesses understand the full scope of these restrictions – whether you are involved in commercial activities in the Russian/Ukraine region, or with Russian-based companies globally – and suggests denied and restricted party screening tools and other compliance solutions that can be leveraged to mitigate the risk exposure to your supply chain.

Russia-Ukraine Sanctions Updates


The latest sanctions updates and advice from Descartes Global Trade Intelligence experts.

(04/05/22) With Russia now being the most sanctioned country in the world, the U.S. Treasury has begun clamping down on sanction evaders.

(03/30/22) As more sanctions are imposed on Russia, an international plan is unveiled to counter sanctions evasion. Business observers emphasize the importance of sanctions screening to easily identify newly-listed denied parties.

Ukraine Crisis

(02/23/22) New sanctions on Russia and Ukraine have the potential to cause additional headaches for companies conducting business there. Learn more

Russia-Ukraine Sanctions

(03/01/22) Countries across the globe have applied new sanctions to Russia. It is critical to understand the implications of these restrictions if you are conducting business anywhere with Russian-based parties.

Descartes Can Help Manage Operational Challenges Impacted by These New Russia-Ukraine Sanctions


In the Media

Descartes is frequently sought out by the news media for its in-depth business insights into logistics, supply chain, and compliance issues making headlines. The following are articles in which our experts have provided a business perspective to the ongoing media discussions about the Russia-Ukraine sanctions.


Russia Trade Restrictions

Export Compliance Daily: Russia Trade Restrictions, Compliance Challenges Seen as ‘New Normal’

metals supply chain

AJOT: Russia-Ukrainian war jeopardizes regional metals supply chains

Russia Ukraine Sanctions

MarketScreener: Global Sanctions Response to Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Listing of Major Sanctions

United States

Stay on top of U.S. sanctions and other restrictions that could impact your business in Europe and around the world.​

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European Union and United Kingdom

Keep abreast of changes to denied and restricted party watch lists and the latest sanctions imposed by the EU and UK. ​

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Additional Resources


Sanctioned Ownership Screening
Proactive Compliance with OFAC’s 50 Percent Sanctioned Ownership Rule
Compliance requirements prohibit companies from doing business with organizations whose ownership by sanctioned parties exceeds certain defined percentage thresholds. In the U.S., the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sets it at 50 percent.

Export automation
Automating Your Export Shipment and Compliance Processes
Without a doubt, the export compliance process is complex to plan, implement, and operate. But most important is the need to be able to keep pace with continuous regulatory changes to help maintain compliance on an ongoing basis.
Third-party risk management
The Evolution of Compliance and Third-Party Risk Management
Organizations are finding it increasingly challenging to meet emerging requirements because recent regulatory trends point towards more accountability being placed on organizations via directional guidance rather than explicit instructions.

automated screening
Automated Screening
See how integrating denied party screening with existing business programs can help you do more with less.
enhanced risk management
Enhanced Risk Management
Extend your compliance program with Sanctioned Party Ownership, OFAC 50% rule, PEPs, and Adverse Media

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