EU amends Russia sanctions to protect space industry

The EU has amended its Russia sanctions regime arms embargo to allow for trade in specific pyrotechnics referred to in the Common Military List that are necessary for operating launchers and fuelling satellites. Trade for fuelling launchers will be allowed with EU or Member State programmes and launch service providers, and trade for fuelling satellites with satellite manufacturers established in Member States.

The amendment is made by Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1764 amending Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP and Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1797 amending Council Regulation 833/2014.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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