USRBC Statement on the Passing of Bob Strauss >>


USRBC-OFAC Call on Ukraine-Related Sanctions
April 3, 2014 – USRBC held a members-only conference call with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Wednesday, April 3. USRBC members that have specific questions regarding the operations of U.S. sanctions in connection with the Ukraine crisis should use OFAC’s compliance hotline at 1.800.540.6322 or present inquiries for formal interpretive guidance by e-mail to


White House Expands Sanctions List and Issues a New Executive Order
Washington, DC, March 20, 2014 - On March 20, President Obama announced that he had expanded the list of individuals sanctioned under the authority of previous Executive Orders to include 20 named individuals and 1 named entity, including both government officials and private individuals who, "...are acting for or on behalf of or materially assisting, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, a senior official of the Government of the Russian Federation." President Obama also signed a new executive order that provides authority to impose sanctions not just on individuals but on key sectors of the Russian economy, "such as financial services, energy, metals and mining, engineering, and defense and related material."

Read the new Executive Order here >>


White House Announces Asset Freezes and Visa Bans on Russian Officials in Connection with Crimea Crisis
Washington, DC, March 17 , 2014 - Today the White House announced an expansion of its Executive Order of March 6 to authorize actions against certain officials in the Russian government and any individual or entity that “operates in the arms or materiel related sector in the Russian Federation.” The action targets seven Russian officials including Presidential aides to Vladimir Putin and leading figures in the Duma and Federation Council, as well as former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, his former chief of staff and two Crimean leaders.”

Click the links to view the March 17th expanded White House Executive Order and the Fact Sheet


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RF Minister of Energy Alexander Novak on USRBC:

"I have had a good relationship with the U.S.-Russia Business Council for a long time… This is a great forum to develop relationships between U.S. and Russian companies."

- December 6, 2013





Russia Business Watch Fall 2013:

This issue touches upon themes raised at our 2013 Annual Meeting such as the article on how to successfully structure an M&A deal in Russia by Baker Botts L.L.P. as well as a comprehensive overview of the workings of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) by EEC Minister of Trade Andrei Slepnev.  The issue also covers USRBC's recent events and activities.

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