A draft bill submitted Friday to the State Duma, the lower house of the Russia parliament, would ban all trade between state-owned nuclear company Rosatom and US nuclear power companies. The bill was submitted jointly by all State Duma fractions and its chairman Vyacheslav Volodin. It could be considered and possibly adopted during the next State Duma session next week, according to information on the State Duma website. The bill is in response to sanctions the Trump administration imposed against 24 Russian top businessman and government officials April 6. In addition to freezing trade with the US nuclear power industry, the bill would impose similar trade restrictions on software, hardware, pharmaceutical and farm products from the US to Russia, as well as bar US companies from participating in the privatization of state-owned assets in Russia.
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