Guidance

Financial sanctions, Belarus

Belarus is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document provides a current list of designated persons.

Documents

Latest HM Treasury Notice, Belarus, 12/08/2021

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HM Treasury Notice, Belarus, 09/08/2021

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HM Treasury notice, Belarus, 21/07/2021

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HM Treasury notice, 12/07/2021, Belarus

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HM Treasury notice, 08/07/2021, Belarus

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HM Treasury notice, 25/06/2021, Belarus

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HM Treasury notice, 21/06/2021, Belarus

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HM Treasury Notice, 18/02/2021, Belarus

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HM Treasury notice, Belarus, 19/01/2021

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Details

The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to the Republic of Belarus are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU.

Context

This sanctions regime is aimed at encouraging the Government of Belarus to:

  • respect democratic principles and institutions and the separation of powers and the rule of law in Belarus
  • refrain from actions, policies or activities which repress civil society in Belarus
  • investigate properly and institute criminal proceedings against the persons responsible for the disappearances of Yury Zakharanka, Viktar Hanchar, Anatol Krasouski, and Dzmitry Zavadski
  • comply with international human rights law and respect human rights

The regulations impose asset freezes on persons reasonably suspected of involvement in conduct enabling or facilitating the disappearances of four people or the failure to investigate properly or institute criminal proceedings against the persons responsible for those disappearances; the commission of serious human rights violations in Belarus; the repression of civil society or democratic opposition in Belarus; or other actions, policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus.

General Licences

Under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act (2018), HMT may grant general licences under any autonomous UK sanctions regime. More information is available in OFSI’s UK financial sanctions general guidance.

OFSI has issued a general licence under the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. A list of general licences published by OFSI can be found on the general licences page.

UK regulations

EU regulations (applicable prior to 11:00pm, 31 December 2020)

Council Regulation (EC) 765/2006

Find out more about UK sanctions on the Republic of Belarus

Published 13 November 2012
Last updated 10 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated with link to 'The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021'.

  2. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury Notice, Belarus, 12/08/2021'.

  3. Updated with: Latest HM Treasury Notice, Belarus, 09/08/2021.

  4. Updated with ‘Latest HM Treasury notice, Belarus, 21/07/2021'.

  5. Added information on general licences

  6. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 12/07/2021, Belarus’.

  7. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 08/07/2021, Belarus'.

  8. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 25/06/2021, Belarus’

  9. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 21/06/2021, Belarus'

  10. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury Notice, 18/02/2021, Belarus'

  11. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, Belarus, 19/01/2021'

  12. Updated to reflect regime coming into force under the Sanctions Act

  13. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 18/12/2020, Belarus (Reg 2020/2129)'

  14. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 06/11/2020, Belarus (Reg 2020/1648)'

  15. Updated with 'Latest HM Treasury notice, 05/10/2020, Belarus (Reg 2020/1387)'

  16. Updated links to regulations as part of routine site maintenance.

  17. Updated with the link: 13.04.2016 The Belarus (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations (SI 2016/504)

  18. Updated EU regulations: 29 October 2015 and 25 February 2016

  19. New notice added.

  20. minor change to web text

  21. New notice 2015/1326 added

  22. New notice added

  23. Updated due to new notice Belarus (Belteck Export Update).

  24. New Judgement of the General Court notice

  25. Belarus (Reg 1159/2014) notice and updated consolidated list published

  26. Updated to reflect latest HM Treasury notice, Belarus (Reg 740/2014)

  27. added notice 22/01/14 Belarus (Reg 46/2014); updated consolidated list

  28. added Latest HM Treasury notice, Belarus (Reg 1054/2013)

  29. Latest notice, 04/06/13 Belarus (Reg 494/2013) added

  30. Updated to reflect latest sanctions

  31. First published.