Circular No. ES/210/2021-22 19th November, 2021
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Advisory for utilisation of Northern Sea Route (NSR)
We would like to inform you that the Council has received a communication from the Under Secretary, FT(CIS), EP(CAP), ECGC and Exim Bank (Dept. of Commerce) regarding the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in the northern part of Russia that could be utilized for transportation of goods for maximum benefits.
The NSR is a shipping route officially defined by Russian legislation as lying east of Novaya Zemlya and specially running along the Russian Arctic coast from the Kara Sea, along Siberia, to the Bering Strait. The entire route lies in Arctic waters and within Russia’s exclusive economic zone.
Members are requested to beneficially use the Northern Sea Route (NSR) for transportation of goods to Russia.