Sanctions Profile: Belarus

At a glance

Current EU and UK Belarus sanctions regimes comprise arms embargoes, targeted asset freezes and travel bans, and sectoral sanctions. Current EU legislation: Council Regulation (EU) No 765/2006 & Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP. Current UK legislation: Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

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FCDO webinar on changes to UK Belarus sanctions regime – 25 August 2021

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s Sanctions Unit will be hosting a webinar to discuss the UK’s recently introduced trade, financial and aviation sanctions on Belarus (see previous post) at 10:00am (GMT) on 25 August 2021. Register here.


Switzerland adopts Belarus sectoral sanctions

Yesterday (11 August 2021), the Swiss Federal Council announced a new package of sanctions on Belarus in response to the human rights violations and the “ongoing repression against civil society and members of the opposition”. The measures track the sectoral sanctions implemented by the EU in June 2021 (see previous post). Notice. The amended Ordinance on Measures against Belarus (SR …


Canada imposes coordinated Belarus sanctions

Global Affairs Canada has announced new sanctions on certain sectors of the Belarusian economy in response to “ongoing, gross and systematic violations of human rights”. The measures impose restrictions on activities related to transferrable securities and money market instruments, debt financing, insurance and reinsurance, petroleum and potash. Press Release and Backgrounder. Legal act: Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) …


US expands Belarus sanctions regime, designates 44 & issues GL

US President Biden has issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) of 9 August 2021 “Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Belarus”, which expands the scope of the national emergency declared in E.O. 13405. Under the new E.O., blocking sanctions may be imposed on people/entities operating in the defence, security, energy, potash, tobacco, construction and transportation sectors …


UK imposes new package of sanctions on Belarus & designates 1 person

Today (9 August 2021), the UK has announced a new package of trade, financial and aviation sanctions on Belarus pursuant to The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The announcement marks 1 year since the allegedly fraudulent 2020 Belarusian presidential election, during which the Lukashenko regime has continued to undermine democracy and human rights. Foreign, Commonwealth & …


Current Sanctions



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

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1387

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1648

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/339

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/907

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/996

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/997

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/999

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1030


Council Decision 2012/642/CFSP


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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/214

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1388

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2020/1650

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/353

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/908

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1001

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/1002

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1031

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

The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 SI 2021/922