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Sanctions

In accordance with the Law on the Implementation of Economic and other International Sanctions (IX-2160), The Ministry of Transport and Communications, Lithuanian transport safety administration (LTSA) and Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) are designated as the National Competent Authority for supervision of the implementation of transport and communication sanctions in the Republic of Lithuania.

The main sanctions related to the transport sector, which are mandatory for the Lithuanian economic entities, are listed below. Please note that the list is not exhaustive or definitive. The Council of the European Union may amend the sanctions list in response to the situation that has led to the imposition of sanctions on Russia and Belarus.

All questions regarding the implementation of transport and communication sanctions should be directed to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, LTSA or RRT, depending on the nature of the issue, by e-mail: [email protected].

For other questions unrelated to the transport and communication sanctions, please contact the Competent Authorities specified by the Law.

 

AVIATION AND AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS

  • It is prohibited for any aircraft operated by Russian air carriers or for any Russian registered aircraft, or for any non-Russian-registered aircraft which is owned or chartered, or otherwise controlled by any Russian natural or legal person, entity or body, to land in, take off from or overfly the territory of the Union. (EU 2022/334)
  • It is prohibited for any aircraft operated by Belarusian air carriers, to land in, take off from or overfly the territory of the Union (EU 2021/907)
  • It is prohibited to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, goods and technology suited for use in aviation or the space industry, whether or not originating in the Union, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia or for use in Russia (EU 2022/328). The prohibition also covers jet fuel additives (EU 2022/576).

 

SEAPORTS AND MARITIME NAVIGATION

  • It is prohibited to provide access after 16 April 2022 to ports in the territory of the Union to any vessel registered under the flag of Russia. This applies to vessels that have changed their Russian flag or their registration, to the flag or register of any other State after 24 February 2022. (EU 2022/576)
  • It is prohibited to sell, supply, transfer or export, directly or indirectly, maritime navigation goods and technology, as listed in Annex XVI, whether or not originating in the Union, to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Russia, for use in Russia, or for the placing on board of a Russian-flagged vessel. (EU 2022/394)

 

ROAD TRANSPORT

  • It is prohibited for any road transport undertaking established in Russia to transport goods by road within the territory of the Union, including in transit. The prohibition does not apply to mail as a universal service and goods in transit through the Union between the Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation and other parts of Russia, provided that the transported goods are not otherwise prohibited under this Regulation. (EU 2022/576)
  • It is prohibited for any road transport undertaking established in Belarus to transport goods by road within the territory of the Union, including in transit. The prohibition does not apply to mail as a universal service. (EU 2022/577)

      AUTHORISATIONS:

  • A general provision for the authorisation of the transport of goods by a road transport undertaking established in Russia or Belarus — the transport of goods by a road transport undertaking established in Russia or Belarus may be authorised only if the necessity has been determined to use such a road transport undertaking (established in Russia or Belarus) specifically. An increase in costs, existing pre-sanctioned contracts, etc. do not fall under the category of necessity. A necessity – when there is no other technical alternative (e.g., there is no required vehicle type in Europe).
  • For the authorisations, all the requests should be sent to [email protected].
  • Each request will be examined and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Other authorities might be consulted, when/if necessary. The Regulation gives the Competent authority the right, but not the obligation, to grant permissions, when it is deemed to be justified by the necessity factor. The authorisation/permission will be granted in exceptional cases only if the Competent authority concludes that there is clear evidence of the absence of technical alternatives (for transportation not by a road transport undertaking established in Russia or Belarus). The full burden of proof is borne by the applicant.
  • Only the authorisation/permission, issued by Lithuanian competent authority is valid in Lithuania.

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Last updated: 10-06-2022