Market profile

Australia has imposed sanctions on Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis. The sanctions section in DFAT will provide case-by-case advice on the application of sanctions law. We encourage Australian companies with existing business activities with entities located in Russia to register on DFAT’s Online Sanctions Administration System (OSAS). OSAS allows Australian companies to submit an enquiry in relation to whether you need a sanctions permit for an activity or a formal application for a sanctions permit.

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  • Merchandise exports A$620 million
  • Services exports A$172 million
  • Capital Moscow
  • Official language Russian
  • Area 16,376,870 sq km
  • Population 144 million

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Country profile

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Russia and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travelers and tourists going to Russia. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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