By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

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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US and Australia sanctions and export control renewals

The US has extended its Ethiopia and terrorism sanctions regimes for a further year (notice, notice, notice). Australia has extended the 35% import tariff on goods imported from Russia and Belarus for a further 2 years until October 2025 (press release).

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EU court rejects Synesis and Shatrov Belarus delisting cases

In Cases T-97/21 and T-215/22 Synesis v Council and Cases T-523/21 and T-216/22 Shatrov v Council, the General Court of the EU rejected the applications to annul the Belarus sanctions designations of Synesis and Alexander Shatrov.  The UK High Court rejected Synesis’ challenge to its UK sanctions listing in March 2023 (see previous post). Synesis and Mr Shatrov were listed …


EU Court rejects Mikail Gutseriev’s Belarus de-listing application

Yesterday, the EU General Court rejected Mikail Gutseriev’s de-listing application (he was listed by the EU in June 2021, previous post).  The judgment is here and on the EU Judgments section of this site. The 5th Chamber of the General Court held that the EU Council made no errors in: interpreting the listing criterion support for / benefit from the …


FCDO revises UK Dana Belarus listing

The FCDO have updated the UK statement of reasons for listing for Belarus company, Dana Holdings aka Dana Astra (notice): removing reference to the Karic brothers and alleged association with President Lukashenko; removing the statement that “Dana Astra publicly supported Lukashenko in the face of strikes and protests”; and referring to sponsorship of the Belarusian National Olympic Committee. See in …


Switzerland adopts EU Belarus designations but not Russia designations

On 30 August 2023, Switzerland adopted the EU’s latest Belarus designations of penitentiary officials, judges, prosecutors, criminal investigators, TV presenters, and state-controlled entities (notice, previous post). Switzerland decided not to adopt the EU designations of members of the Russian judiciary and penitentiary officers allegedly connected with the Navalny and Kara-Murza cases.   The Swiss Federal Council based their decision on “various …


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 Regulation (EU) 2021/1985

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/1986

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2124

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/212

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/300

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/355

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/577

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/876

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/877

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/1231

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/419


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

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1989

Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1990

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/2125

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/218

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/307

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/356

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/579

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/881

Council Decision (CFSP) 2022/882

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2022/1243

Council Decision (CFSP) 2023/421

Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

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

The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 SI 2021/1146

The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 SI 2022/748

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