The U.S. Department of Commerce made the black list two defence companies from Russia
WASHINGTON, 19 Dec. /TASS/. The U.S. Department of Commerce has included in its blacklist two Russian defense companies — JSC “experimental design Bureau “Novator”, JSC “Federal research and production center “Titan-the Barricades”.
According to the notification, which on Tuesday was hosted by the office on the website of the Federal register — the collection of official documents of the government, Washington had “determined that the activities of these companies is contrary to the interests of national security or foreign policy” of the United States.
“In particular, these companies produce for the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation of ground-based cruise missiles, whose range falls within the prohibition provided by the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty). The Russian Federation and the United States — the parties to this Contract”, — stated in the notice.
The Doc is introducing a regime of export licensing for all products that comes or may come to these companies from the United States, as well as products from other countries if they contain American components. As indicated in the notification, blacklisting is the reason for the use in relation to companies of export control regulations from the US “with the possibility of rejection” in the transactions.
Earlier in relation to JSC “experimental design Bureau “Novator”, JSC “Federal research and production center “Titan-the Barricades” sanctions were imposed by the U.S. Treasury. They appeared in the list of 39 Russian enterprises of the military-industrial complex and intelligence agencies, compiled by the U.S. Department of state in accordance with the “Law on combating the enemies of America through sanctions.” It was passed by Congress and signed by President Donald trump on 2 August.
The document envisages tightening of the unilateral restrictive measures against Russia, Iran and North Korea, including warns American and foreign companies from entering into any cooperation agreements or contracts with Russian enterprises and departments of “defense and intelligence sectors.”