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Sanctions in Russia: act 'sooner rather than later', says ICE

03 October 2022

Affected members are being urged to read government guidance to help minimise disruption.

Sanctions in Russia: act 'sooner rather than later', says ICE
Engineers providing services in Russia are encouraged to act quickly.

The ICE is advising members affected by the UK government’s engineering sanctions on Russia to act “sooner rather than later”.

In response to the illegal annexation of four regions of Ukraine, the UK government announced that it is extending a ban on the provision of professional services to Russia, first implemented earlier this year, to cover engineering and architecture sectors.

“We are aware of the new legal requirements. We urge any UK employers offering engineering services in Russia to read the guidance from the Foreign Office and to take action sooner rather than later to minimise disruption,” said ICE director general Nick Baveystock.

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The UK foreign secretary announced the ban on 30 September 2022.

Detailed guidance on what the new regulations mean for companies operating in Russia can be found on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office website.

The UK government has banned the provision of accountancy, management consultancy, and public relations services to Russia since July 2022. It announced its plan to do so on 4 May 2022.

  • Anh Nguyen, digital content lead at ICE