Foreign sanctions

The geopolitics of some foreign countries is aimed at containing the economic and military potential of the Russian Federation. In Soviet times, this was expressed in terms such as “an arms race” or “the state of the Cold War”. Now the world is going through an era of sanctions in all its manifestations. Not only Russia, but also other countries faced with sanctions.

Foreign sanctions are a state policy of a number of countries aimed at restricting the circulation of goods, works and services, implemented by introducing prohibition and restriction regimes for national companies, individuals, and civil servants.
It should be noted that the Russian Federation in recent years has developed state mechanisms for responding to sanctions of foreign countries, the essence of which is state national policy measures aimed at supporting all sectors of the national economy, the military-industrial complex, the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, and the inadmissibility of violating the state borders of the Russian Federation , inadmissibility of violation of state sovereignty and territorial integrity of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and Russia as a whole.
State mechanisms for responding to sanctions of foreign countries have a number of features.

Targeting, when response mechanisms are addressed to the actions of a particular country that has imposed sanctions on Russia.
Reciprocity, when our country takes measures aimed at similar restrictions in the form of counter sanctions, restrictions in the sphere of production, trade and other areas.
Protectionism, when the Russian Federation defends the rights and legitimate interests of the national economy, sectors of the national economy, medicine, pharmacy, high technology.
Support for the Russian producer, when the sanctions regime of foreign countries opened up unlimited development opportunities for Russian industrialists and entrepreneurs with a significant decrease in the level of supply and competition in the commodity markets. Various programs of state support and stimulation of large, small and medium-sized businesses are currently operating.
Support of a foreign commodity producer, when despite the sanctions, Russia remains a country open to foreign investors and friendly both in business and in actual plans. It is very simple for investors to create a business in our country, all kinds of administrative and political barriers of the early 1990s and 2000s are simplified, electronic technologies have been introduced everywhere, and state, fiscal, law enforcement bodies are always guided in their work by protecting the rights and legitimate interests of individuals and legal entities.
Import substitution policy, when government agencies make every possible effort to find alternatives for importing goods. Not all products, of course, can be quickly replaced or replaced with analogues, but this process in recent years has shown its effectiveness in all areas.

The development of their own goods, when the sanctions of foreign countries allowed many sectors of the economy to get away from imposing competition rules, including in the field of inflated prices for some goods. For example, the Russian pharmaceutical industry produces medicines that are many times cheaper and better than foreign counterparts.
Thus, the modern Russian state after the reforms of the 1990s, 2000s has gained strength, can carry out a qualified response to sanctions of foreign countries, moreover, without conflict and within the jurisdictions of international law and national law.
The stated features of foreign sanctions leave an imprint on Russian and foreign business operating in the territory of our country. The number of contracts subject to sanctions has increased, since the subject of such obligations are goods that are almost not free in civil circulation. For this reason, it is difficult for business to choose the correct and accurate legal formulations of international supply agreements, not just to purchase goods that were previously free when moving across the customs border. Buying and selling steel is cumbersome and dangerous from the point of view of the law, including due to the inability to build a plan of current financial and trade risks.
Hence the need for qualified legal assistance to overcome the sanctions features of business turnover. It is difficult to stop business processes in one day in this situation; you have to change working methods and create legal mechanisms to protect goods, works and services in the domestic and foreign product markets.