Russia temporarily bans export of cartridges, cartridge cases

Russia has imposed a temporary ban on the export of firearms cartridges and cartridge cases, the cabinet said on its website on Wednesday.

According to

a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, a temporary ban on the export of cartridges for civilian and service rifles, as well as cartridge cases for rifled firearms from the country will be in effect until Dec. 31 of this year.

The ban does not apply to the export of cartridges and cartridges for the needs of the Russian Armed Forces, as well as other troops and military formations. The decision aims to protect the interests of the country, the cabinet said.

According to the presidential decree "On the application of special economic measures in foreign economic activity to ensure the security of the Russian Federation" signed in March 2022, the Russian government can decide which products and raw materials are banned for export.