State Department Releases Russia Sanctions Guidelines in Implementation of CAATSA

October 01, 2017

The U.S. State Department released guidance on Friday, October 28, regarding the implementation of certain sanctions targeting activities involving Russia’s intelligence and defense sectors as part of the Trump Administration’s obligations under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”), which became law in August 2017. This action does not impose any new sanctions against any Russian entities but provides insight into the types of activities that could result in the imposition of sanctions against persons that engage in transactions involving entities in the Russian defense and intelligence sectors.

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