International sanctions

Created: 2014.03.06 / Updated: 2022.07.15 11:10

Please find below information concerning international sanctions implemented in Lithuania and other EU countries. Just choose a country on the new interactive EU sanctions map or in the list. Please also find links to the EU sanctions legislation in all official EU languages.

Kaliningrad transit

The land transit between the Kaliningrad region and other parts of the Russian Federation has not been stopped or banned. The transit of passengers and EU non-sanctioned goods continues without restrictions. The Republic of Lithuania is not applying any national unilateral restrictive measures in this regard.

Lithuania, together with all other member states of the European Union, is implementing the European Union’s restrictive measures, in this case – Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 of 31 July 2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine, with all its amendments and additions. These include different wind-down periods for different goods prohibited from entering the EU, including for goods in transit.

On 15 March 2022, the EU adopted the fourth package of sanctions against Russia, imposing an import ban on iron and steel products. There is a wind-down period until 17 June 2022 for obligations arising from the contracts.

Furthermore, the deadline for the implementation of contracts on cement, alcohol and other products listed in Annex 21 (Art. 3 i) and in Annex 23 (Art. 3 k) is July 10, coal and other solid fuels listed in Annex 22 (Art 3 j)- August 10, crude oil - December 5th and on 5th February 2023 for one-off transactions for near-term delivery of crude oil and oil products respectively.

For more information about the EU restrictive measures, please visit here:www.sanctionsmap.eu.

Lithuania is applying the EU restrictive measures in strict conformity with the Council Regulations and in consultations with the European Commission.


  • Statement on the European Commission’s guidance on the transit via EU territory of Russian goods

    • Lithuanian competent authorities applying international sanctions
      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania informs that a new redaction of the Law No IX-2160 of the Republic of Lithuania on the Implementation of Economic and other International Sanctions, establishing the procedure for initiating and applying international sanctions in Lithuania, entered into force on 17 May 2022.

      When ensuring the implementation of international sanctions within their competence, competent authorities shall:

      1) adopt decisions, set out in international sanctions legislation;

      2) decide on granting exemptions or permissions not to apply restrictions and obligations, set out in international sanctions legislation, and carry out the necessary procedures;

      3) reply to inquiries of natural and legal persons concerning the implementation in the Republic of Lithuania of international sanctions falling within the remit of the competent authorities’ activities;

      4) receive and provide information in accordance with the procedure, laid down in Article 12 of the Law on International Sanctions of the Republic of Lithuania.

      The competent authorities ensuring the implementation of international sanctions in the Republic of Lithuania in accordance with the areas of activity assigned to them include, inter alia, the following:

      Competent authority Functions and activities Contacts More information
      Ministry of Economy and Innovation

      Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions, concerning export licenses needed to export dual-use items and technology; export, import, transit and brokering licenses for the export, import, transit and brokering of goods included in the Common Military List; tourism services; the export and import of goods and services, which do not fall within the scope of activities of other competent authorities

      Gedimino Ave. 38, 01104 Vilnius, Lithuania
      Phones: +370 706 64 845 / +370 706 64 868
      E-mail: 

      [email protected]

      https://eimin.lrv.lt/lt/veiklos-sritys/eksportas/informacija-del-eksportuojamos-irangos-ir-prekiu-kontroles-priemus-naujas-sankcijas-rusijai-ir-baltarusijai
      Ministry of Energy

      Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions in the energy sector when restrictions relate to investments in the energy sector, also uniform practices for the implementation of international sanctions, where restrictions relate to energy resource imports imports; exports of goods and technology needed for energy and refinery sectors

      Gedimino Ave. 38, LT-01104 Vilnius, Lithuania
      Phone: +370 5 203 4696
      E-mail: [email protected]

      https://enmin.lrv.lt/

      Financial Crime Investigation Service under the Ministry of the Interior Coordinating, supervising and ensuring the implementation of financial sanctions in the Republic of Lithuania

      Šermuksniu Str. 3, LT-01106 Vilnius, Lithuania
      Phones: +370 5 271 7482; +370 5 271 7480
      E-mail:  sa[email protected]

      https://www.fntt.lt/lt/tarptautines-finansines-sankcijos/4166
      Ministry of Finance Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions, according to assigned areas of activity

      Lukiškių Str. 2, 01512 Vilnius, Lithuania
      Phone: +370 5 239 0000
      E-mail: [email protected]

       

       

      https://finmin.lrv.lt/

      Communications Regulatory Authority Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions, when restrictions relate to the provision of communications services and communication service providers

      Mortos Str. 14, LT-03219 Vilnius, Lithuania

      Phone: +370 5 210 5633
      E-mail: [email protected]

      https://www.rrt.lt/

      Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions, when restrictions concern transport by sea, by land, by air, and rail transport

      Švitrigailos Str. 42, LT - 03209 Vilnius, Lithuania
      Phone: +370 5 278 56 01
      E-mail: [email protected]

      https://ltsa.lrv.lt/lt/veiklos-sritys/sankcijos

      The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions, concerning the broadcasting, retransmission and (or) distribution of radio and (or) television programmes online, activities of audiovisual media service providers, video sharing platform providers

      Šeimyniškių Str. 3A, LT-09312 Vilnius, Lithuania
      Phone:+370 5 233 06 60
      E-mail: [email protected]

      https://www.rtk.lt/ukio-subjektu-prieziura/
      Migration Department under the Ministry of the Interior Ensuring the implementation of restrictions on the entry into or transit via the Republic of Lithuania to persons subject to an international sanction

      L. Sapiegos str. 1,LT-10312 Vilnius,
      Lithuania
      Phone: +370 7 07 67000
      E-mail: [email protected]
       

      https://migracija.lrv.lt/lt/veiklos-sritys-1/tarptautines-sankcijos

      Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance Ensuring that the customs authorities carry out controls on cash, entering the Republic of Lithuania from outside the customs territory of the European Union and leaving the customs territory of the European Union, of persons or entities subject to financial sanctions;  uniform practices for the implementation of international sanctions concerning the import and export of goods, as well as dealing with the classification of goods and other issues related to customs procedures

      A. Jakšto Str. 1/25, LT-01105 Vilnius,
      Lithuania
      Phone: (8 5) 2666 111
      E-mail: [email protected]

       

      https://lrmuitine.lt/

      Ministry of Transport and Communications Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions in the transport sector, concerning the movement of all modes of transport to or from the European Union and the movement through the territory of the European Union, as well as access to the European Union market; also uniform practices for the implementation of international sanctions when restrictions relate to exports and imports of goods, services and technologies related to transport sectors

      Gedimino Ave. 17, 01505 Vilnius,
      Lithuania
      Phones: (8 5) 239 3884, (8 5) 239 3968
      E-mail: [email protected]

      https://sumin.lrv.lt/lt/veiklos-sritys/sankcijos
      Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions, concerning the control of military equipment, arms embargo; diplomatic relations and other means of political and diplomatic influence

      J. Tumo Vaižganto Str. 2, LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania
      Phone: (8 5) 236 2444
      E-mail: [email protected]

      https://urm.lt/sankcijos
      State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions

      Savanorių Ave. 2, 03116, Vilnius; Lithuania
      Phone: (8 5) 271 9305
      E-mail: [email protected]

       

      http://pasienis.lt/

      Public Procurement Office Ensuring the implementation of international sanctions, imposing restrictions or prohibitions on the award or continuation of public procurement, procurement and concession contracts

      Kareivių Str. 1, 08531 Vilnius, Lithuania
      Phone: (8 6) 03 89015
      E-mail: [email protected]

      https://klausk.vpt.lt/hc/lt/sections/5024311020188-Sankcijos-susijusios-su-Rusijos-prad%C4%97tu-karu-Ukrainoje-


      • General information on international sanctions
        International sanctions are a non-military means of coercion that may be applied to achieve international peace and security, and respect for human rights. International sanctions are a legitimate instrument of foreign policy, as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations. Sanctions imposed by the United Nations, the European Union and other international organizations are implemented against states, natural and legal persons, and other entities, which through their actions, decisions or policies violate human rights, contribute to ethnic, territorial and religious conflicts, support terrorism or in any other way violate the fundamental norms and principles recognised by the international community.

        Restrictive measures (sanctions) aim to bring about a change in the target country’s policies or in behavior of state actors, persons and entities. International sanctions are based on the principles of international law, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, but not on economic interests. Sanctions may include complete or partial withdrawal of economic relations and of means of communication, the severance of diplomatic relations, etc. They should be proportionate to the breach and targeted at those responsible for policies or actions the international community wants to influence.

        International sanctions have been used by the international community and individual states to exercise control over strategic goods and to combat international terrorism with a view to strengthening the international and regional security.

        The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania shall prepare and submit proposals to the European Union, the United Nations and other international organisations, as a member or participating a state of those organisations, to impose, amend or revoke international sanctions in accordance with the procedure laid down in the legal acts of Lithuania. In addition, the Foreign Ministry shall submit information on the implementation of international sanctions in Lithuania to competent institutions of the EU, UN and other international organisations, whose international sanctions it is applying, and, if necessary, also to competent authorities of foreign countries.

        International sanctions are imposed by directly applicable EU regulations and resolutions of the Government of Lithuania, which implement other EU legislation, as well as resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and decisions of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

        United Nations Security Council Sanctions Committees

        For more information on EU sanctions, please visit the website of the Council of the EU and the European Council.

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