Russia – Australia prohibits the supply of machinery and related goods
Australia has imposed further sanctions on Russia, prohibiting the export of machinery and related parts to Russia and temporarily controlled areas of Ukraine. This measure was announced by Prime Minister Albanese and Foreign Minister Wong in May 2023.
The Autonomous Sanctions (Export Sanctioned Goods – Russia) Amendment (No 1) Designation 2023 (the Russia Designation) designates certain machinery and related parts as 'export sanctioned goods' for Russia. Similarly, the Autonomous Sanctions (Export Sanctioned Goods – Specified Ukraine Regions) Designation 2023 (the Specified Ukraine Regions Designation) designates certain machinery and related parts as 'export sanctioned goods' for the specified Ukraine regions. Specified Ukraine regions include Crimea, Sevastopol, Luhansk and Donetsk.
The provision of some services is also prohibited including:
- Services which relate to the supply of machinery or related parts to Russia or specified regions of Ukraine, and
- Services which relate to the manufacture, maintenance or use of machinery and related parts for the specified Ukraine regions.
These measures commenced on 26 October 2023.
Machinery and related parts, as designated by the Russia and Specified Ukraine Regions Designations, are described by reference to codes 8207, 84 and 85 of the Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC), available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website . These goods include industrial and electrical machinery and equipment, tools, nuclear reactors and boilers.
You can find further information in relation to the prohibition in DFAT's Guidance Note. Details of sanctions that Australia imposes against Russia, including other 'export sanctioned goods' for Russia and specified Ukraine regions, are available on the following sanctions page of the DFAT website: