The U.S. Department of Commerce is implementing stringent export controls as a measure against Russia’s war in Ukraine, specifically targeting entities supporting Russia’s efforts, including seven Iranian entities linked to Iran’s drone program. The export controls have been instrumental in causing a significant tech shortage in Russia’s defense industry, hampering their ability to sustain, repair, and resupply weaponry. The U.S. has coordinated these export controls with 37 other nations, amplifying their impact. The effort has led to a nearly 70% drop in Russia’s semiconductor or chip imports, crucial to their weaponry, compared to the previous year.
- The U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed stringent export controls as part of measures against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, extending these restrictions to seven Iranian entities involved in Iran’s drone program.
- The export controls have led to a significant tech shortage in Russia’s defense industry, which has hindered their capacity to sustain, repair, and resupply their weaponry.
- The U.S. government has coordinated these export controls with those of 37 other like-minded nations to maximize their impact.
- The restrictions have led to a nearly 70% drop in Russia’s imports of semiconductors or chips, key components of their weaponry, compared to the previous year.
- Despite Russia resorting to acquiring parts from states like North Korea and Iran, or cannibalizing semiconductors from appliances, the quality and efficiency of these substitutes are notably inferior to U.S. and U.S. partner-made parts.