WASHINGTON, September 15. /TASS/. From October 15, the United States bans the export and re-export of quantum computing services to the Russian Federation. This is according to a statement released by the press service of the US Treasury on Thursday.
"Treasury is also taking additional action to cut off Russia’s access to a key service from U.S. companies," according to the statement.
The Treasury stresses that the ban is imposed on "exportation, re-exportation, sale, or supply, directly or indirectly, from the United States, or by a United States person, wherever located, of quantum computing services to any person located in the Russian Federation."
This prohibition will take effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 15, 2022, the press service says.
"Department of State imposed further sanctions on Russian companies supporting its quantum computing capabilities, which help support Russia’s war machine," the Treasury says.
According to the statement, "this action complements additional actions taken today by the Department of Commerce, which imposed additional export controls to Russia and Belarus on quantum computing hardware, software, and technology, among other things."
"Together these actions by the U.S. government will further degrade Russia’s ability to reconstitute its military with the advanced technology support it has previously relied on from the United States," the Treasury says.
The US Treasury took the decision to expand the list of sectors of the Russian economy which can be subject to sanctions, by including the quantum computing sector.
"This determination allows for sanctions to be imposed on any individual or entity determined to operate or have operated in this sector of the Russian Federation economy," the document says.