Guidance Note on EU Trade Sanctions against Russia

March 15, 2022

Government is monitoring Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and considering the humanitarian and economic implications of the conflict on an ongoing basis.


The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, through its Trade Licensing and Control Unit is responsible for the implementation of trade sanctions in accordance with Ireland’s international commitments and obligations as a member of the EU. The attached Guidance Notice summarises the key trade provisions of the EU sanctions which were adopted between 23 February and 9 March 2022.


It is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal interpretation of the EU Regulations. Traders should consult the EU Regulations directly, and when necessary, obtain professional advice.


The Notice will be regularly reviewed, and while every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, the situation is very dynamic and the sanctions, including the list of prohibited goods, are liable to change. To access the notice just click here.