Section 231 of CAATSA

Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017

Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA,” or “the Act”) (Pub. L. 115-44,) was enacted on August 2, 2017. The Act states that the President shall impose five or more of the sanctions described in Section 235 of the Act with respect to a person the President determines knowingly, on or after such date of enactment, engages in a significant transaction with a person that is part of, or operates for or on behalf of, the defense or intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation. The President delegated to the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the authority to implement Section 231 on September 29, 2017.

The Secretary of State has determined that the following persons are part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense or intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation for the purposes of CAATSA Section 231.

For additional guidance on implementation of Section 231, see the following: Public Guidance/FAQ.

If you have additional questions, please contact RussiaSection231Sanctions@state.gov.