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Punishing Putin: How Biden could cut Russia off from world tech

US suppliers would also have to obtain licenses for certain Russia-bound items that do not currently require them, such as civil aircraft parts

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If Russia further invades Ukraine, the Biden administration could deprive it of a vast swath of low- and high-tech US and foreign-made goods, from commercial electronics and computers to semiconductors and aircraft parts, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

President Joe Biden would achieve that by expanding the list of goods that require US licenses before suppliers can ship them to Russia, and his administration would then deny those licenses, the people said.

The measures, whose details have not previously been reported, are part of a suite of export control penalties that the United States has prepared to damage Russia's economy,

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First Published: Feb 23 2022 | 1:44 AM IST

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