Sanctions Profile: Belarus

At a glance

EU sanctions on Belarus were first imposed in 2004 by Common Position 2004/661/CFSP in response to the “continuing deterioration of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights in Belarus”, and comprised a travel ban on listed people.

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US renews sanctions on Western Balkans and Belarus for 1 year

Belarus In June 2006, the US adopted Executive Order 13405, which declared a national emergency in respect of Belarus. The order imposed asset freezes on officials and individuals, including the Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko, following actions and policies “to undermine Belarus’ democratic processes or institutions, to commit human rights abuses related to political repression, and […]

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3rd countries align with EU sanctions on Belarus and ISIL and Al-Qaeda

 In February 2019, the EU adopted: ·        Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/325 which extended EU sanctions against Belarus for 1 year until 28 February 2019, and comprised an arms embargo, asset freezing measures and travel ban against 4 individuals (see previous post); and ·        Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/271 which added one individual to its ISIL and […]

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UK Brexit regulations on Belarus and Zimbabwe

The UK Government has published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on Belarus and Zimbabwe, which will come into force if the UK leaves the European Union. Guidance here.  ·        Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/600. Explanatory Memorandum. ·        Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/604. Explanatory Memorandum.

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EU renews Belarus sanctions for 1 year

Today (26 February), the EU prolonged its Belarus sanctions for 1 year, until 28 February 2020. The measures consist of an arms embargo and targeted asset freezes and travel bans against 4 people designated in connection with the “unresolved disappearances of two opposition politicians, one businessman and one journalist in 1999 and in 2000”. See Council […]

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OFAC and Zoltek reach $7.8m settlement over Belarus sanctions violations

Missouri-based holding company Zoltek Companies Inc, which owns US-based Zoltek Corporation and Hungary-based Zoltek Vegyipari ZRT, has agreed to pay $7,772,102 to OFAC for violating US sanctions on Belarus. Specifically, between January 2012 and October 2015, Zoltek Corporation approved 26 purchases of acrylonitrile, a chemical used in the production of carbon fibre, between Zoltek Vegyipari...

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EC) No 765/2006

Amended by:

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1587/2006

Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006

Council Regulation (EC) No 646/2008

Council Regulation (EU) No 84/2011

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 271/2011

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 505/2011

Council Regulation (EU) No 588/2011

Council Regulation (EU) No 999/2011

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1000/2011

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1320/2011

Council Regulation (EU) No 114/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 170/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 265/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 354/2012

Council Regulation (EU) No 1014/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1017/2012

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 494/2013

Council Regulation (EU) No 517/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1054/2013

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 46/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 740/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1159/2014

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1133

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1326

Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1948

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1949

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/276

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/277

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/331

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/275

Consolidated

Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP

Parent

Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP

Amended by:

Council Implementing Decision 2013/248/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/308/CFSP

Council Decision 2013/534/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/24/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision 2014/439/CFSP

Council Decision 2014/750/CFSP

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1142

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2015/1335

Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/1957

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/280

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/350

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/280

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/325

Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/600