The United States withdrew from the sanctions software and equipment for messaging

The decision concerns, in particular, technologies for messaging over the Internet. We are talking about instant messengers, programs for video conferencing and chats, social networks, programs for sharing photos

The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) lifts telecommunications and internet sanctions -equipment, follows from the general license.

The decision concerns “all ordinary transactions necessary for the receipt or transmission of telecommunications” and “export or re-export, sale or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States or by American persons, wherever located, to the Russian Federation.” services, software, hardware (processors and other components) or technology for messaging over the Internet.

In particular, we are talking about instant messengers, video conferencing and chat programs, e-mail services, social networks, programs for sharing photos, films and documents, for browsing the web, as well as applications for blogging, hosting and domain registration.

After the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, US sanctions affected the supply of American technology. The BIS export regulator will refuse to issue licenses to exporters to supply “sensitive” products for the defense, aerospace and shipbuilding industries. In particular, we are talking about semiconductors, computers, telecommunications, information security equipment, lasers, sensors. The restrictions apply not only to the supply of high-tech goods manufactured in the USA, but also to products from other countries that use American technology.

At the same time, the United States authorities made an exception for “consumer communication devices” such as personal computers, modems, mobile phones, digital cameras. They can still be shipped to Russia from the US for use by ordinary consumers.

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According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Russia's main response to sanctions should be economic independence. “The overall success of the country through the success of each person”, — said the head of government.

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