News 19 May, 2022

Ukraine Conflict - EU FAQs on port access prohibition

Tony Paulson
Tony Paulson
Head of Asia & Corporate Director

The EU’s fifth package of sanctions against Russia included a prohibition on Russian flagged ships (and those which changed their Russian flag or registration to other states after 24 February 2022) entering EU ports after 16 April 2022. The EU have now published some FAQs to give guidance around that prohibition.

The prohibitions were part of Regulation 2022/576 and details can be found in our News Item of 14 April 2022, including the limited exceptions which may be granted by an EU competent authority to permit entry in certain circumstances. The FAQs are intended to provide some clarity around the various provisions and a copy can be found here.

Members with further questions are asked to contact the Managers.