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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OFSI issues 2 Belarus General Licences

In addition to the UK’s new Belarus sanctions (see previous post), OFSI has issued 2 General Licences (GLs): INT/2022/1976232, “Financial services regarding wind down of derivatives, repurchase, and reverse repurchase transactions with the National Bank of Belarus, and Ministry of Finance of Belarus” (Notice), which authorises until 4 August 2022 the provision of financial services for the purposes of winding …


UK amends its Belarus sanctions regime & introduces financial, trade & transport sanctions

The UK has adopted the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022, which amend the designation powers under the Belarus sanctions regime and introduce new financial, trade and transport sanctions on Belarus in response to its support of Russia aggression against Ukraine. These are summarised below. Press Release, Explanatory Memorandum, Impact Assessment, trade sanctions Notice, import sanctions Notice …


Canada imposes Russia, Belarus & Ukraine sanctions

On 27 June 2022, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced further sanctions under its Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sanctions regimes. Amending Regulations, Regulations & Regulations. The measures include: A ban on the export to Russia of certain advanced technologies that could improve Russia’s domestic defence manufacturing capability, including quantum computers and advanced manufacturing equipment. A ban on the export to …

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G7 leaders commit to further Russia and Belarus sanctions measures

The G7 issued a Statement on Monday (27 June 2022) making further commitments related to their Russia and Belarus sanctions regimes. These include (further): isolating Russia from participating in the global market; tackling sanctions evasion and backfilling; reducing Russia’s revenues, including from gold (see previous post); reducing dependency on Russian energy (see also ‘Climate and Energy’ section of the Communiqué); …

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BIS issues Belavia export denial order

The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued an order temporarily denying the export privileges of Belavia Belarusian Airlines for a period of 180 days. Press Release. The Office of Export Enforcement has found that, since 8 April 2022, Belavia has operated multiple US-origin aircraft subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) into/out of Belarus …

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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 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 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

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