Australia has placed more sanctions against Russia by banning the importation of oil, refined petroleum products, natural gas, coal, and other energy products.
On the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website there is new documentation detailing the new ‘sanctions regime’.
They now have an autonomous sanctions designation with a list of sanctioned goods.
This has been put in place from the 11th of March but will take effect in 45 days so existing Australian businesses can comply with the prohibition.
These sanctions were first imposed in 2014, extended in 2015 and now 2022. Along with Russia, Crimea and Ukraine have sanctions placed upon them.
In Ukraine, it is the Donetsk and Luhansk regions with more sanctions regarding imports, but these will be placed on the 28th of March.
If Russia gains any more influence of regions in Ukraine, these measures will also be implemented.
It is an extensive list of what is being restricted upon these countries and people. Telecommunications, oil, banking, military, commercial and domestic goods, etc. It is a lengthy list.
This also applies to any autonomous region and all citizens. There will be no imports of any goods that are made in Russia.