Switzerland: Further EU sanctions against Russia implemented

In view of Russia’s ongoing military aggression in Ukraine, the Federal Council enacted further sanctions against Russia and Belarus on 27 April. This implements the Federal Council's decision of 13 April to adopt the EU's latest package of sanctions. The measures come into force at 6pm on 27 April 2022.

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European Parliament announces sanctions against Belarus

A package of sanctions against Belarus hitting their most important sectors and individuals supporting the Russian war effort.

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European Parliament announces the sixth package of sanctions against Russia

Speaking at the European Parliament plenary session, President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced the sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. She proposed a gradual ban on the import of all Russian oil. The package also includes measures against Russia’s military officers, three major banks and certain TV channels.

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Russia removed from the list of EU export authorisations for dual-use goods and technology

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2021 setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items (1), and in particular Article 17(2) thereof, Whereas: In light of Russia’s illegal attack on Ukraine’s territorial integrity, […]

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WTO updates 04/22

WTO panel issues report regarding Costa Rican import restrictions on Mexican avocados The WTO circulated the panel report in the case brought by Mexico in “Costa Rica — Measures Concerning the Importation of Fresh Avocados from Mexico” (DS524). WHO, WIPO, WTO launch trilateral COVID-19 technical assistance platform The World Health Organization (WHO), the World Intellectual […]

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Preferential Trade updates 04/22

Australia - India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement India and Australia on Saturday signed an economic cooperation and trade agreement under which Canberra would provide duty free access in its market for over 95 per cent of Indian goods such as textiles, leather, jewellery and sports products. The agreement will help in taking bilateral trade […]

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