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.

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3rd countries align with EU sanctions on Belarus and ISIL and Al-Qaeda

 In February 2019, the EU adopted: ·        Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/325 which extended EU sanctions against Belarus for 1 year until 28 February 2019, and comprised an arms embargo, asset freezing measures and travel ban against 4 individuals (see previous post); and ·        Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/271 which added one individual to its ISIL and […]

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UK Brexit regulations on Belarus and Zimbabwe

The UK Government has published regulations under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 on Belarus and Zimbabwe, which will come into force if the UK leaves the European Union. Guidance here.  ·        Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/600. Explanatory Memorandum. ·        Zimbabwe (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 SI 2019/604. Explanatory Memorandum.

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EU renews Belarus sanctions for 1 year

Today (26 February), the EU prolonged its Belarus sanctions for 1 year, until 28 February 2020. The measures consist of an arms embargo and targeted asset freezes and travel bans against 4 people designated in connection with the “unresolved disappearances of two opposition politicians, one businessman and one journalist in 1999 and in 2000”. See Council […]

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OFAC and Zoltek reach $7.8m settlement over Belarus sanctions violations

Missouri-based holding company Zoltek Companies Inc, which owns US-based Zoltek Corporation and Hungary-based Zoltek Vegyipari ZRT, has agreed to pay $7,772,102 to OFAC for violating US sanctions on Belarus. Specifically, between January 2012 and October 2015, Zoltek Corporation approved 26 purchases of acrylonitrile, a chemical used in the production of carbon fibre, between Zoltek Vegyipari […]

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OFAC extends Belarus sanctions relief for 1 year

Today, OFAC issued General Licence No 2F, which extends for 1 year the sanctions relief for 9 Belarusian entities until 25 October 2019. Subject to the restrictions set out in the licence, all transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405 involving the 9 Belarusian entities, or any entities that are owned, individually or in the aggregate, directly or indirectly, […]

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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

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

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