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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Government prohibits Belarusian aircraft from landing in the UK

The UK government has adopted an Order directing airport operators to refuse permission for Belarusian aircraft to land at UK airports, subject to certain exceptions. Airport Operators (Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019) Direction 2021. Notice. In August 2021, the UK amended its Belarus sanctions regime to authorise the Secretary of State, air traffic control and airport operators …

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Switzerland imposes Belarus sanctions

Switzerland has tracked the EU by adding 17 people and 11 entities to its Belarus sanctions list, including members of the Belarusian judiciary, high-ranking Belarusian officials and tour operators and hotels that contributed to the EU-Belarus border crisis. The EU made identical designations on 2 December 2021 as part of coordinated action with the US, the UK and Canada in …

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US corruption and human rights designations

The US imposed sanctions on numerous people and entities this week for their involvement in corruption and/or human rights abuses. The designations were made ahead of/on International Anti-Corruption Day, International Human Rights Day and the Summit for Democracy. The US also issued its ‘Strategy on Countering Corruption’ on 6 December (previous post). 6 December 2021 OFAC designated Alain Mukonda and …

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UK, US, EU & Canada impose Belarus sanctions

The UK, US, EU and Canada have imposed coordinated sanctions in response to the “continuing attacks on human rights and fundamental freedoms in Belarus, disregard for international norms and repeated acts of repression”. Joint Statement. UK The UK has designated 8 people and Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) Belaruskali, a potash producer said to be a major source of revenue …

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EU Commission proposes to “blacklist” transport operators involved in people smuggling/trafficking

On 23 November 2021, the EU Commission published a proposal for a new framework to “blacklist” transport operators that facilitate or engage in the smuggling/trafficking of people into the EU. The proposal constitutes part of the EU’s response to the “instrumentalisation” of people at the Belarus-EU border. See previous post and post. Press Release, Factsheet & Joint Communication. Designated operators may …

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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

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

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

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) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 SI 2021/1146