The state Duma adopted the law on counter
MOSCOW, may 22 — RIA Novosti. The state Duma adopted the law “On measures of exposure to (counter) the unfriendly actions of the United States and other foreign countries.” It will come into force from the day of its official publication.
The document, initiated by a group of deputies led by speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, allows for the possibility of imposing counter-sanctions in response to the unfriendly in relation to Russia’s actions the US and other countries that supported anti-Russian sanctions.
The government by the President is entitled to impose various measures, but they should not be applied to essential goods, if their analogues are not produced in Russia and other countries, as well as in respect of imported goods by citizens for personal use. Appropriate decisions can also be taken by the President based on the proposals of the security Council of the Russian Federation.
Response measures can also be imposed on organizations under the jurisdiction of unfriendly countries, directly or indirectly controlled by such States or their affiliated, officials and citizens of those countries involved in the sanctions against Russia.
In relation to such countries and persons, the law permits the termination or suspension of international cooperation in the sectors in accordance with the President’s decision, the imposition of prohibition or restriction on importation or exportation of products and raw materials, participation in public procurement and procurement of state corporations and other legal entities, participation in the privatization of state and municipal property, the organization and carrying out on behalf of the Russian Federation privatization transactions. The lists of products and raw materials, the import or export of which is prohibited or restricted, and prohibited works and services will be determined by the government.