Resources on trade, transport and financial services

Trade

• The Department for International Trade (DIT) recommend that concerned companies trading with Ukraine and Russia contact the Export Support Service (ESS) on 0300-303-8955. Alternatively, companies can access the ESS landing page which also features a dedicated link for Ukraine and Russia enquiries.

• For further information on export controls: contact the Export Control Joint Unit Helpline on 020 7215 4594 or email exportcontrol.help@trade.gov.uk or subscribe to the Export Control Joint Unit’s notices to exporters.

• For further information on import controls: contact the Department for International Trade’s Import Licensing Branch on importcontrols@trade.gov.uk

• The British Chambers of Commerce has compiled a Q&A for businesses that trade in the affected regions.

Financial Services

•For further information on financial sanctions: contact the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation OFSI@hmtreasury.gov.uk or subscribe to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation’s e-alerts

• The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has further information on steps that firms should take if they have any concerns over the implications of financial sanctions on Russian entities. This includes screening against the UK Sanctions List, and the list of asset freeze targets for financial sanctions obligations.

Transport

For further information on transport sanctions: contact the Department for Transport on transportsanctions@dft.gov.uk

Sanctions

For general information on sanctions: contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit on sanctions@fcdo.gov.uk

Changes to visas and travel

• The Home Office has announced that Ukrainians who are on work, study or visit visas in the UK will have their visas temporarily extended or be able to switch onto different visa routes.

• The Government has advised against travel to Russia at this time.