I believed it strange the Russian imports were coming in after the March Executive Order. Now it is official the Russian small arms will no longer be imported. The ban isn’t directly on the import of the firearms but rather in doing any business with the companies that produce them. This impacts the following companies.
KALASHNIKOV CONCERN (a.k.a. CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; a.k.a. IZHEVSKIY MASHINOSTROITEL’NYI ZAVOD OAO; f.k.a. IZHMASH R&D CENTER; f.k.a. JSC NPO IZHMASH; f.k.a. NPO IZHMASH OAO; a.k.a. OJSC CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; f.k.a. OJSC IZHMASH; f.k.a. SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION IZHMASH JOINT STOCK COMPANY), 3, Derjabin Pr., Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic 426006, Russia; Registration ID 1111832003018 [UKRAINE2].
From The Truth About Guns:
We all saw this coming, but the reality is always more confusing and distasteful than the perception. There is no word at this time whether additional Russian firearms related manufacturers will get the same treatment.
I expect ammunition to be the next one attacked, Barnaul & Tula, which would still leave us with Ukrainian produced steel-cased ammunition imported and branded by Wolf. This would limit the available low priced ammunition and will result in a markup from distributors. It will take a few years to level out but will the demand will hopefully encourage business with manufacturers in other countries that have the free trade ability for import and export with the United States.
Aftermath Gun Club Concern Kalashnikov (Russian Imports Still Coming In) 2014.06.05 Aftermath Gun Club Russian Imports: Business As Usual 2014.06.19 The Firearm Blog Breaking: Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern Now Sanctioned by US Government 2014.07.16 The Truth About Guns BREAKING: Obama Administration Bans Import of Izhmash & Kalashnikov (Saiga) Firearms 2014.07.16 The White House Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine 2014.03.17 US Department of the Treasury Ukraine-related Sanctions; Publication of Executive Order 13662 Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List 2014.07.16