PRCA welcomes UK's ban on service exports to Russia

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British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Credit: Reuters Photo
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) has welcomed a UK Government ban on service exports to Russia, which includes a focus on public relations and communications services. 

The new measures, announced today by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, mean Russia's businesses can no longer benefit from public relations and communications services in the UK.

The PRCA has previously warned all members to sever ties with organisations linked to Russia.

PRCA Director General and ICCO Chief Executive Francis Ingham commented:

"The PRCA strongly welcomes this news. Nobody with any conscience can do business with Russia. It is simply unthinkable given the barbarity of the Russian state.

"Putin has turned his country into a pariah state that sadly now has no place in the global community of civilised nations. It will not re-enter that community until its president leaves the Kremlin."

About PRCA
The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is the world’s largest professional PR body.

We represent more than 35,000 PR professionals in 82 countries worldwide. With offices in London, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, and Buenos Aires, we are a global advocate for excellence in public relations.

Our mission is to create a more professional, ethical, and prosperous PR industry. We champion - and enforce - professional standards around the world through our Professional Charter and Code of Conduct. The Code compels members to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice.

We deliver exceptional training, authoritative industry data, and global networking, and development opportunities.

We also manage the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) - the umbrella body for 41 PR associations and 3,000 agencies across the world, and LG Comms – the UK’s national body for local government communicators. Additionally, we support the delivery of the Motor Industry Communicators Association (MICA).