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.

The UK adopted the Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 in 1 January 2021.

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US & EU renew sanctions regimes & third countries align with EU sanctions

In recent weeks, multiple sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its regimes in respect of Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mali and transnational criminal organisations for 1 year by continuing the national emergencies as declared; and The EU adopted Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1188 which renewed the “EU terrorist list” (Press Release), and Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1144 …

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UK issues Belarus General Licence & lists Belarusian barrier manufacturer

HM Treasury’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has issued General Licence (GL) INT/2021/554388 under Regulation 32 of The Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I. 2019/600), permitting an air carrier/air craft operator to make payments to Belaeronavigatsia for air traffic services in an emergency. Any activity conducted under the GL must be reported to HM Treasury within 14 days. …


Recent de-listings

In recent weeks, several people and entities have been removed from sanctions lists across the world: State Contracting Water and Sewage Projects Company (Iraq) has been delisted by the UN (Press Release), UK (Notice) and EU (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/111) Additionally: UK Nader Qalei (Syria) (Notice); and AGAT System (Belarus) (Notice) US Ahmad Ghalebani, Ahmad Qalehbani, Farzad Bazargan, Mohammad …

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Switzerland imposes Belarus sanctions

The Swiss Federal Council has joined the EU in listing 78 people and 7 entities under its Belarus sanctions regime. Notice and Press Release. The sanctions are identical to those imposed by the EU on 21 June 2021, pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/997 and Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/1002. Previous post.


Sanctions regimes renewed & third countries align with EU sanctions

Over the past month, several sanctions regimes have been renewed around the world: The US renewed its Belarus sanctions regime until 16 June 2022 by continuing the national emergency as declared in Executive Order 13405 (Notice); The EU adopted Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1010, which renewed its Russia sanctions regime until 23 June 2022; and The UN Security Council adopted resolution …

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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