Factbox: Biden throttles trade between the U.S. and Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden announces new actions against Russia for its war on Ukraine, during remarks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 11, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday said the United States will revoke Russia's "permanent normal trade relations" status to punish Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine. read more

The change will lead to restrictions on a wide range of exports to Russia from the United States, and imports from Russia.

The White House said the United States will:

Ban the export of luxury goods to Russia:

President Biden signed an executive order banning the export from the United States to Russia of items including high end-watches, luxury vehicles, high-end apparel, high-end alcohol, jewelry, and other goods frequently purchased by wealthy Russians.

The U.S. export value of the products covered by these restrictions is nearly $550 million per year, the White House said.

The rule, which also bans the same exports to Belarus, takes effect when released in the Federal Register on Friday, the Commerce Department said.

Ban U.S. import of some high profile products from Russia:

This includes seafood, spirits/vodka, and non-industrial diamonds. The White House said this could disrupt more than $1 billion in export revenues for Russia.

The White House said the U.S. could impose additional import bans "as appropriate" in the future.

Ban on new investments in Russia:

The White House also announced a ban on any new investment in any sector of the Russian economy by Americans.

Ban on U.S. banknotes to Russia:

The White House also prohibited the exportation, re-exportation, sale, or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a United States person of U.S. dollar-denominated banknotes to the Russian government or any person located in Russia.

Reporting by Chris Sanders Editing by Alistair Bell

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