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Comment: Commodity trade controls spark European soul-searching on energy future

By Samuel Rubenfeld and Kathryn Carlson
  • 14 Jun 2022 05:19
  • 14 Jun 2022 09:32
Often overlooked amid the Western sanctions campaign against Russia are similarly coordinated — and strategically significant — efforts to restrict trade, including controls on exports and commodities imports.
More than three dozen countries have so far joined up to impose restrictions on exports to Russia, the US Commerce Department said

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

Kathryn Carlson

Financial Services Correspondent, Europe

Kathryn is a correspondent leading EU financial services coverage for MLex in Brussels. She previously covered energy and trade as a reporter for MLex, and has written for Reuters and The Times of London among other outlets. Kathryn holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Oxford and spent time working in Italy and France before making the move to Brussels.

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