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The Japanese government introduced further sanctions against Russia and Belarus on 7 October 2022. These include: Designations of 58 Russian individuals, 9 Russian entities and 23 individuals who are considered to have been directly responsible for the unilateral annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia These individuals and entities are subject to the following sanctions: Restrictions on payments – A license is required to make a payment to the designated banks. Restrictions on capital transactions – A…

The UK has recently adopted the following pieces of legislation which introduce new restrictions against (mainly) Russia and Belarus. Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2022Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2022Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2022Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2022The Customs (Additional Duty) (Russia and Belarus) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 The UK has also updated its Russia Guidance to reflect the changes…

The UK Government has introduced new economic, trade and transport sanctions on Belarus, extending existing Russia sanctions measures to Belarus in certain areas. These are included in The Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 and entered into force on 5 July. The main changes introduced by the relevant legislation include: Expanded powers for designation, including: Addition of power to designate persons by description Expansion of criteria for designation to include: conduct destabilising…

On June 27, 2022, in furtherance of discussions at the G7 Summit, Canada amended its sanctions measures with respect to Russia, Belarus and Ukraine; Russia Adding six Russian senior defence officials and 46 Russian defence-sector entities as designated persons under Schedule 1; Prohibiting any person in Canada and any Canadian outside of Canada from exporting, selling, supplying or shipping any good, wherever situated, or providing any technology, to Russia or to any person in Russia…