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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UK updates guidance on Russia & Belarus transport sanctions

On Wednesday (23 November 2022), the UK Department for Transport amended its transport sanctions Guidance to: add guidance on Belarus ship sanctions and expand the guidance on Belarus aircraft sanctions; and update the guidance on Russia ship and aircraft sanctions. This is also available on the UK Guidance section of this site.

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Canada imposes new Belarus & Haiti sanctions

This week Canada imposed new targeted sanctions in respect of Belarus & Haiti. On 22 November 2022, Canada announced further amendments (effective from 17 November) to its Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations by adding 22 individuals and 16 entities, involved in military manufacturing, technology, engineering, banking and railway transportation, to its Belarus sanctions list.  (Press release & notice) On 19 …

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OFSI issues LCIA general licence for Russia & Belarus sanctions regimes

On Monday (17 October 2022), OFSI issued General Licence (GL) INT/2022/1552576, “London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Arbitration Costs” (Notice), under its Russia and Belarus sanctions regimes. LCIA Press Release. The GL indefinitely authorises: designated people or entities (DPs), companies owned or controlled by DPs or their legal representatives to pay funds to LCIA to cover arbitration costs, and the …

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UK Government Russia & Belarus sanctions webinar – 11am, 21 September 2022

Officials from various UK Government departments, including the FCDO, OFSI, DIT and BEIS, will be hosting a webinar on Russia and Belarus sanctions on 21 September 2022 at 11am GMT. Topics for discussion will include: Sanctions legislation overview New sanctions measures: financial, trade including services, transport Designations of individuals and entities Humanitarian issues Register here.

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US imposes visa restrictions & sanctions on anniversary of Belarusian election

On the second anniversary of the 2020 Belarusian presidential election (9 August 2022), the US State Department announced the imposition of visa restrictions on 100 Belarusian officials and their affiliates for their alleged involvement in undermining democratic institutions or impeding the transition to democracy in Belarus, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 8015. In addition, the State Department has designated Mikalai Karpiankou, …


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 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

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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